|[July 10, 2014]
SecureKey and Oberthur Technologies to Collaborate on GSMA Mobile Connect-Based Solutions
TORONTO & COLOMBES, France --(Business Wire)--
SecureKey, the leading provider of trusted identity networks, and
Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions
for the mobility space, today announced their collaboration to bring to
market a range of solutions compliant with the GSMA (News - Alert)-led Mobile Connect
initiative which provides secure access and authentication for online
services. Based on SecureKey's briidge.net™ Connect cloud-based digital
identity management platform and leveraging OT's long standing expertise
in secure element-based security, these solutions allow mobile operators
to provide consumers with secure smartphone-based authentication
solutions across the broadest range of devices in the market,
eliminating the need for usernames and passwords when accessing online
services. The solution increases convenience, while reducing fraud and
risk for online services for both service providers and consumers.
As online services proliferate, in industries such as financial
services, government and healthcare, consumers are often forced to use
multiple identities and passwords to access services. This accumulation
of log-in credentials represents a burden to consumers and also opens
them to critical security and privacy vulnerabilities.
"OT is a strong supporter of the GSMA Mobile Connect efforts to provide
consumers with safe, secure and easy access to the online services they
need. This is why we're working with identity and authentication leaders
like SecureKey to develop flexible solutions that empower consumers to
take advantage of Mobile Connect on any device," said Laurent Demey,
Deputy Managing Director of the Solutions Business Unit at OT. "The
SecureKey collaboration will enable us to take a comprehensive Mobile
Connect-based solution o market for our mobile operator customers,
providing a range of both hardware and software security options."
"Working jointly with our partner OT, we're moving the identity industry
away from a world where everyone issues IDs to one where everyone
accepts secure IDs that users have chosen from trusted third parties,"
said Robert Blumenthal (News - Alert), EVP Business Development, SecureKey. "Consumers
will gain greater convenience through the elimination of passwords.
Also, online service providers will have faster registrations and lower
drop-outs in addition to better business confidence of user authenticity
while telecom companies will increase consumer stickiness and drive new
revenue streams through user authentication services. "
"Mobile Connect brings together an ecosystem of trusted mobile operators
and service providers to provide consumers with the ability to use their
mobile phone for managing their access to online services, giving them
greater control and a means of access that is more secure and
convenient," said Marie Austenaa, Head of Personal Data, GSMA.
SecureKey briidge.net™ Connect is a cloud-based digital identity and
authentication service platform providing the strongest level of
security available today, while delivering a compelling user experience.
The platform is designed to support all in-market devices today,
enabling strong security across all delivery channels.
About SecureKey Technologies
is the identity and authentication provider for organizations that
deliver online consumer services. SecureKey eliminates the need to store
passwords by securely linking consumer ID to trusted devices, while
providing consumers with the choice, control and convenience over how
they access the services they want. SecureKey delivers a
high-performance, easy-to-use, strong dynamic authentication platform
that reduces the burden, cost, and risks associated with authenticating
millions of consumers while also improving the user experience.
SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston,
Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The company is backed by a
world-class group of venture and corporate investors.
About Oberthur Technologies
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility
space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart
cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip
millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and
Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart
Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital
Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6,000
employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales
offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT's international
network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: www.oberthur.com.
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