Gemalto, IBM update eBanking security platform
, November 28, 2013
Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, and IBM are partnering to enhance Gemalto’s Ezio eBanking security platform to feature cutting-edge levels of security and versatility, as well as the ability to support a wider range of end-user solutions.
The platform has been tested and confirmed to work with more than 30 authentication devices from 20 different vendors, ranging from physical tokens to mobile applications. It is made available worldwide, directly from Gemalto and also through IBM Security Services.
The Ezio eBanking Server is the first to be compliant with both the leading proprietary technologies and the industry’s most popular open standards – supporting all types of two-factor authentication tokens, including OTP, PKI, OATH and software solutions.
For banks, the platform’s seamless interoperability across authentication infrastructures presents new opportunities within areas such as customer segmentation, multi-channel strategy, as well as wider choice of form-factors and use-cases – regardless of legacy systems and investments.
The Ezio eBanking Server comes in two versions: one off-the-shelf appliance and one software toolkit which will bring increased flexibility to a bank’s existing back-end authentication architecture.
“Our ability to deliver innovative authentication solutions is of critical importance to our clients, particularly those in the banking industry,” said Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services.
“Making this new offering available as part of the IBM Total Authentication Solution will enable both IBM and Gemalto to address that growing demand with an even more comprehensive and flexible authentication capability.”
“We believe more choices enhance the user experience that an eBanking service can offer, and we are fully committed to providing user-friendly and open authentication solutions that support our customers’ current and future choices – and one that grows with them as their eBanking needs evolve”, commented Håkan Nordfjell, senior vice president of eBanking at Gemalto.
“The IBM business partnership allows us to reach the global market easier and faster in order to deliver solutions that help our customers add more value and services to their online banking platform.”
The Ezio eBanking Server stands at the heart of Gemalto's constantly evolving suite of eBanking solutions, including mobile applications, display cards, USB tokens, card readers, and software development kits.
To date, Gemalto has designed, produced and delivered over 70 million Ezio devices to bank customers across the world, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service