Gemalto bolsters eBanking security platform with IBM security services

Digital security provider Gemalto has announced partnership with IBM to update its Ezio eBanking security platform.

Ezio eBanking platform now has the ability to support a wider range of end-user solutions. It has been tested and confirmed to work with more than 30 authentication devices from 20 different vendors, ranging from physical tokens to mobile applications, Gemalto said.

The Ezio eBanking Server supports all types of two-factor authentication tokens, including OTP, PKI, OATH and software solutions. The platform’s seamless interoperability across authentication infrastructures presents new opportunities for banks within areas such as customer segmentation, multi-channel strategy, as well as wider choice of form-factors and use-cases – regardless of legacy systems and investments.

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The Ezio eBanking Server comes in two versions: one off-the-shelf appliance and one software toolkit which will bring increased flexibility to a bank’s existing back-end authentication architecture.

Pairing the Ezio eBanking Server with IBM Security Services gives organizations a next-generation, authentication solution backed Gemalto’s consulting, design, and implementation services.

Gemalto also announced it has been selected to supply its Optelio Contactless Stickers to UniCredit Bank in Russia. Gemalto’s payment sticker can be simply affixed to the rear of the mobile phone to turn any handset without built-in contactless features into a secure contactless payment device.

The Optelio Contactless Sticker is certified by international payment associations and is part of the comprehensive range of Gemalto products and services, Gemalto said.

For the Russian market, the stickers can be issued in relation to any current account open with UniCredit Bank. There are approximately 20,000 NFC-enabled terminals in Moscow alone and, with the addition of the user’s PIN, the stickers will also support transactions worth over 1,000 rubles (EUR 20).

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