Gemalto’s Trusted Services Management Data Center in Singapore Obtains MasterCard and Visa Certification

Gemalto’s Trusted Services Management Data Center in Singapore Obtains MasterCard and Visa Certification

Amsterdam – July 12, 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that its Trusted Service Management(TSM) data center in Singapore has achieved MasterCard and Visa certification. This allows Gemalto customers to securely distribute MasterCard and Visa mobile payment services to their end users. The certification validates Gemalto’s readiness for supporting banks, mobile operators and other service providers in their NFC deployments across Asia and around the world. The certification establishes official recognition from the major global payment networks of Gemalto’s ability to manage sensitive payment credentials at the required level of security and data confidentiality.

The Singapore center is Gemalto’s third globally, in addition to existing sites in the US and France. By locating TSM centers across continents, Gemalto can provide business continuity to its customers with up to 99.9% uptime disaster recovery capabilities with the Platinum-level offer. One of the first customers of the data center is KDDI in Japan and the IDA-supported consortium in Singapore. The TSM center is operational now to support Singapore’s commercial rollout of NFC services.

“The TSM data center in Singapore will provide the highest level of security, while ensuring high availability with 24/7 service,” said Jean-Claude Deturche, Gemalto Senior Vice President Mobile Financial Services. “With markets in Asia ready for massive adoption of NFC services, our certified center in Singapore is ready to serve our customers.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work–anytime, everywhere–in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle. We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.

Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.

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