Nigeria’s InterSwitch Selects Gemalto’s Complete Strong Authentication Solution to Secure their e-Payment Services

Nigeria’s InterSwitch Selects Gemalto’s Complete Strong Authentication Solution to Secure their e-Payment Services

Scalable solution offers security and convenience to all banking customers

Amsterdam, Sept 7, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that InterSwitch is deploying its complete Ezio strong authentication solution to secure their e-payment services in Nigeria. InterSwitch is a leading provider of secure electronic payment solutions in Nigeria and comprises 25 member banks. Gemalto supplied its Ezio Strong Authentication Server and acted as server integration partner. The company also delivers EMV card readers and unconnected tokens, all customized with InterSwitch’s visual corporate identity. With Gemalto’s scalable solution, InterSwitch enables banking customers to perform secure e-transactions either using their EMV card and reader or a token.

Ezio enables InterSwitch member banks to enhance security for e-commerce by replacing static passwords with strong authentication. Users can pay their bills and taxes or buy airline tickets in a more secure and convenient manner, by authenticating themselves with a One-Time-Password using the device. They can also access online banking services, such as fund transfer, with increased security.

“We launched our EMV migration program with Gemalto and the company has proven a reliable partner,” commented Mitchell Elegbe, Managing Director, InterSwitch. “This success contributed to creating a strong business relationship and this is why we selected Gemalto for our strong authentication program”.

“Gemalto is proud to supply InterSwitch with an easy-to-use, end-to-end solution that enables users to buy and sell over the Internet, confident that their personal details are private and protected,” added Jacques Seneca, executive vice president of the Security Business Unit for Gemalto. “With our scalable solution, users get the device that is perfectly tailored to their needs.”

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our 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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