Securing Cloud Computing: Gemalto Protects Amazon Web Services Access with Ezio Multi-Factor Authentication Device
Austin, TX, Sept 10, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announced today that its Ezio device is ready for use with Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) new Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) feature. The Ezio Time Token provides AWS users with a convenient and secure way to access their account, and can be purchased directly from Gemalto’s Web store.
The Gemalto Ezio Time Token is a small, lightweight, long lasting device that provides a unique six digit one-time password (OTP). The user simply presses a button on the device and the OTP is displayed. The generated password is only good for one access attempt within a short time interval. The Multi-Factor Authentication feature allows users to combine something they know, their email address and password, with something they have, the Gemalto Ezio device, to ensure only authorized users are accessing their AWS account.
François Lasnier, Vice President and General Manager of Gemalto’s North American Security business unit, stated: “Cloud computing and Web services are designed for convenient access to online resources and are experiencing strong adoption within enterprise accounts. This makes it essential to ensure only appropriate users are gaining access to these online services and resources. With our full range of Ezio devices, such as the OTP Time Token, AWS users can experience the freedom of easy and secure multi-factor authenticated account access from anywhere at any time with any type of terminal.”
Amazon Web Services provides highly scalable computing infrastructure that enables organizations around the world to requisition compute power, storage, and other application services in the cloud. These services are available on demand so a customer doesn’t need to think about controlling them, maintaining them or even where they are located. Customers access the services when they need them and pay for only what they use.
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.
For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.