BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mobile World Congress -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that it has become a GSMA Mobile Connect Accelerator partner as its Mobile ID solution is now accredited within the GSMA Personal Data program. Mobile Connect Accelerator is designed to help operators easily implement Mobile Connect, a global initiative from the GSMA that aims to provide a universal mobile phone-based authentication service, and to allow mobile operators and other service providers to select already compliant solutions, saving time and resource.
Gemalto has over 10 years of experience in the mobile identity market and its Mobile ID solution allows organizations to offer their subscribers a single means of authentication to online services using any mobile phone. By removing lengthy registration processes and password fatigue as sources of frustration, delay and vulnerability for consumers, the online connection experience is simple and straightforward while offering varying levels of assurance.
"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 secure and convenient," said Marie Austenaa, Head of Personal Data, GSMA.
François Lasnier, Senior Vice President Identity Protection at Gemalto added, "Our Mobile Connect compliant solution allows businesses to be part of this growing eco-system, providing easy and secure registration and connection between service providers and consumers for a variety of market needs. Gemalto has been a strong supporter and technical contributor to the Mobile Connect initiative from day one. Through the Mobile Connect Accelerator program, mobile operators and other organizations can fast-track their deployment of digital identity projects and immediately start to benefit from providing an enhanced customer experience through a more seamless and secure sign-on process."
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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