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[February 25, 2013]

Gemalto Expands Secure Cloud Authentication Options for Exostar

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Regulatory News:

RSA (News - Alert) Conference -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced its Protiva Cloud Confirm solutions are being used by Exostar to help secure applications connected to the company's cloud-based Identity Hubs for aerospace and life sciences communities. Gemalto (News - Alert) Protiva Cloud solutions include IDProve one-time password (OTP) tokens and the IDConfirm strong authentication server.

Exostar's Identity Hubs offer a connect-once environment that allows companies and their suppliers, partners, and customers to conduct business securely, effectively, and seamlessly. In addition to its federated identity management services, Exostar delivers a single sign-on user experience and controlled access to applications, be they Exostar applications, customer applications/portals, or third-party applications. Today, Exostar's Identity Hubs support over 300,000 organizations and individuals located in upwards of 100 countries worldwide.

With the Protiva Cloud Confirm solution, Exostar has augmented its strong authentication options (which include Government-compliant hardware and software digital certificates and Common Access Cards) with OTP tokens. Gemalto's scaleable, open standard solutions have empowered Exostar to program, provision, and support all OTP tokens in-house.

"Our customers must be able to conduct business and collaborate across enterprise boundaries with great ease and efficiency. They also require the certainty that their sensitive information and intellectual property are protected at all times," said Vijay Takanti, Exostar's Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions. "That's why more of our customers are demanding strong authentication access controls. By adding the OTP solution from Gemalto to our arsenal, w're reinforcing our objective of enabling our customers to reduce risk, improve agility, and collaborate securely and confidently throughout their communities."

"When you're dealing with some of the world's largest companies in aerospace and life sciences, it is paramount that the security solutions in place match the intricate and proprietary caliber of business interactions," said Tom Flynn, Vice President Online Authentication at Gemalto North America. "Gemalto's Protiva Cloud Confirm offerings are specifically suited to meet the rigorous access requirements inherent in the everyday workings of Exostar's customer base."

More information about Gemalto's Protiva Cloud solution offerings can be found at http://www.gemalto.com/products/strong_auth_solutions_enterprise/.

More information about Exostar's Identity Hubs and identity management solutions can be found at http://www.exostar.com/products-Managed_Access_Gateway.aspx ekmensel=c580fa7b_30_212_btnlink.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 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.

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. 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.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter (News - Alert).


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