ING Belgium Secures eBanking for Nearly One Million Customers with Gemalto’s Ezio End-to-End Authentication Solution

ING Belgium Secures eBanking for Nearly One Million Customers with Gemalto’s Ezio End-to-End Authentication Solution

Amsterdam, Sept 1, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that ING Belgium is deploying its Ezio suite of end-to-end strong authentication solutions to deliver increased security to circa one million online banking customers. The Ezio solution builds on Gemalto’s strong authentication platform, security software and Ezio devices to deliver enhanced eBanking protection. Gemalto also provided a full set of complementary services including server integration, packaging and direct delivery of the Ezio Classic card readers to ING Belgium customers anywhere in the world.

The Ezio Classic reader makes use of the smart banking cards that the ING customers already have, to easily generate a One-Time-Password for secure access to their bank account online as well as signing online transactions. This way, ING Belgium fully complies with the strict Belgian regulation for online security and pro-actively keeps its online security in line with the ever evolving online threat levels. At the same time, it provides ING’s customers with an easier way to start banking online and the possibility to bank from anywhere from any device with an Internet connection.

“We have selected the flexibility and scalability of Gemalto’s Ezio server, because it can easily support multiple strong authentication devices, and expand into the mobile phone and optical reader technology,” said Quinten Fraai, General Manager, Direct Channels, ING Belgium.

“This is an important success which also embodies our vision to deliver convenience for online consumers without compromising security,” added Philippe Regniers, eBanking Sales Vice President at Gemalto. “With the end-to-end software and service solution, Gemalto ensured ING Belgium a complete implementation.”

ING Belgium is a subsidiary of ING Group, a global financial institution serving more than 85 million customers worldwide. Both the Ezio reader and server are compliant with the MasterCard Chip Authentication Program and Visa Dynamic Passcode Authentication standards. They also conform to R4-EMV, the EMV standard implementation in Belgium.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security

with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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