AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), world leader in digital security, announces its cloud authentication server is compliant with Microsoft's single-sign on access feature. Gemalto's Protiva IDConfirm platform integrates with Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), enabling strong authentication to web-based enterprise applications with a unique user digital identity.
"With an immediate need to migrate to cloud applications, organizations and their employees are looking for authentication services that are frictionless and easy to manage," said François Lasnier, senior vice president of Identity and Access at Gemalto. "As an early adopter of the latest release of Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services1, Gemalto's integration expands the benefits of cutting edge authentication to our current and broadening customer base."
Employees can save time by securely logging-on to multiple cloud applications in office or on the go via their mobile device. In addition, enterprises can reduce IT costs and simplify implementation with their legacy infrastructure. IT professionals can control and federate authentication to all business applications through a single identity provider for more efficient cloud security. Gemalto's mobile security expertise with an additional one-time password solution provides an extra layer of authentication to the typical username and password logon credentials.
"At Microsoft our strategy for growth is aligned to a mobile-first, cloud first vision," said Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. "Security is a big factor in how comfortable customers are in moving and building their business in the cloud. Gemalto is as focused on security as we are and offers their customers longstanding proficiency in multi-factor authentication and mobile technology."
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Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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