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Swedbank Deploys Global Identity Management System Based on Protiva Solution from Gemalto


Seamless implementation across Swedbank’s Nordic and Baltic networks

Amsterdam - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Swedbank is deploying the Protiva corporate solution across its organization, as well as in 60 savings banks in Sweden. The result: a single global identity management system to provide better access protection for networks and cloud resources. Swedbank is the leading bank in Sweden and the Baltic countries, with 10 million private customers and nearly 700,000 corporate clients. The Protiva solution, part of Gemalto’s cloud computing security offer, will secure access to data networks and physical access for 20,000 employees, irrespective of country, branch or IT system. Implemented initially in Sweden, the solution is being deployed across the Baltic countries, as well as in a number of smaller representative offices internationally.

As part of a multi-year contract, Gemalto is providing Swedbank with the Protiva converged badge solution based on PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), a proven technology for secure online identity authentication. The solution includes a server platform and software applications for a complete card management. It also includes comprehensive deployment support and maintenance services, personalization and fulfillment services based out of Gemalto’s Stockholm offices, as well as advanced card renewal services. In addition to providing Swedbanks’ employees with secure access to their company network remotely or on-site, the Protiva corporate badge will also enable email encryption and eSigning.

“Gemalto’s corporate badge solution made it easy to deploy a single identity platform that integrates seamlessly into our multitude of co-existing IT networks in Sweden and Baltics,” commented Pavel Balashov, Head of Identity Infrastructure at Swedbank. “The project management and integration support has been remarkable and enabled us to meet tight deadlines, with the result of high user adoption and satisfaction.”

“The Protiva Corporate solution allows us to meet the high security demands for customers like Swedbank,” added Brigitte D’Heygčre, Director of On-line Authentication at Gemalto. “At Gemalto, we strive to develop innovative security solutions to ensure our customers are able to implement strong access controls while being both cost-effective to deploy and convenient for the end user.”

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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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