AMSTERDAM–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Consultoría International Banco (CI Banco) announced the rollout of Gemalto’s Ezio strong authentication server and One-time Password (OTP) tokens to enhance eBanking security for CI Banco’s customers. This complete, future-proof solution provides CI Banco with the possibility to deploy multiple authentication devices and complies with the latest regulatory standards set by Mexico’s CNBV (“Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores”).

The Gemalto strong authentication solution combines OTP tokens customized for CI Banco with the software platform to create a time-based challenge-response mechanism. This added layer of security ensures the authenticity of the Internet banking session and provides an enhanced level of protection for users when accessing their accounts or performing online transactions.

The solution is based on Gemalto’s Ezio Strong Authentication server, a platform supporting multiple authentication methods (EMV-CAP*, OATH) and devices. The Ezio server also allows CI Banco to strengthen its customer offer with options to expand to other types of authentication devices, including EMV payment cards, connected readers or mobile phones.

It was very important to partner with a global company which has a proven track record of success, and a strong local presence in Mexico,” commented Ernesto Sandoval Rebollo, Systems Director at CI Banco. “By deploying Gemalto’s complete strong authentication solution, we are reinforcing our leadership in secure internet banking services, on top of our already recognized leadership in the financial exchange market.”

Gemalto’s solutions have always been designed with our customers and their end-users in mind, so our offer for CI Banco is not only secure and easy to manage, but it’s also very scalable for future expansion,” added Samuel Hourdin, sales manager eBanking, Gemalto Latin America. “By creating a more secure environment for eBanking, Gemalto will enable CI Banco to develop its offering and make more services available to its online customers.”

* MasterCard Chip Authentication Program

About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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