OT R&D

Oberthur Technologies (OT) is opening of a new R&D center dedicated to security technologies for Smartphones and Mobile devices based in South Korea. This center will help handset makers deploy secure high-speed mobile services to accompany fast changing mobile users’ behaviors.

Oberthur eSE

Oberthur Technologies says brand new Lenovo smartphones will be equipped with its state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE). Thanks to this very first partnership between OT and Lenovo, OT’s advanced eSE PEARL by OT will allow Lenovo to offer secure and convenient mobile payment and transport services.

Santander MULTOS

Santander credit/debit cards will migrate to MULTOS chip card technology for their card products. MULTOS is a smart card operating system based on an open standard governed by the MULTOS Consortium, an open industry forum comprised of more than 20 leaders of the smart card ecosystem. MULTOS is an open, high security, multi-application platform, defining a complete issuing environment. The technology brings operational benefits to card issuers and bureaus, such as more efficient personalization and reduced scripting and key management, compared to competing technologies.

GEMALTO PKI

Nedbank is deploying the Gemalto Ezio eBanking for wholesale customers. In addition to online transaction security, Gemalto also provides Nedbank with consulting services, device fulfilment to the end users, and operates remote management of the tokens on behalf of Nedbank Ltd. The Ezio Corporate eBanking PKI solution requires no software installation, eliminating costly technical support while guaranteeing high user satisfaction. Ezio also ensures session integrity even if the connection platform is vulnerable. The upgradable, multi-application platform can be remotely managed, enabling the bank to update certificates and deploy new services without the need for new hardware.

GEMALTO PKI

Nedbank is deploying the Gemalto Ezio eBanking for wholesale customers. In addition to online transaction security, Gemalto also provides Nedbank with consulting services, device fulfilment to the end users, and operates remote management of the tokens on behalf of Nedbank Ltd. The Ezio Corporate eBanking PKI solution requires no software installation, eliminating costly technical support while guaranteeing high user satisfaction. Ezio also ensures session integrity even if the connection platform is vulnerable. The upgradable, multi-application platform can be remotely managed, enabling the bank to update certificates and deploy new services without the need for new hardware.

Datacard Group Named Smartcard Leader

Datacard has been positioned by ABI Research as one of the top leaders in their 2014 competitive assessment for Government and Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials .This vendor matrix represents ABI Research’s ranking of the leading smart card and legacy credential vendors active within the government, healthcare and citizen ID ecosystem. The vendors were assessed on implementation and innovation – including global reach, breadth of services offered, multi-application capabilities and support of market convergence, level of security, e-government services, among others.Datacard Group was ranked as a leader due to the high assessment rating it received for its extensive distribution channels and global reach, its market share of e-government ID implementations around the world, and continued commitment to offer innovative technologies to the government sector. To-date, Datacard Group is implemented in 18 of the 20 largest e-government programs and has over 400 government projects around the world. Additionally, roughly 165,000 passports, 10 million credentials, and 5 million smart cards are issued daily using the company’s solutions.

Giesecke & Devrient Offers U.S. Debit EMV Solution

Giesecke & Devrient secure payment products and solutions developed and deployed an EMV solution that allows a debit card to meet Durbin Amendment requirements while supporting bank, merchant and consumer needs. As an active member of the Smart Card Alliance’s EMV Migration Forum (EMF), G&D was an integral force in these discussions. Following the EMF’s recommended solution and leveraging decades of experience in developing highly secure payment products, G&D’s EMV debit card products and services offer the most advanced payment deployment, providing extensive functionality to support all of the latest specifications from the major payment brands. A chip embedded in a card serves to provide a higher level of security when compared to present-day magnetic stripe only cards, protecting cardholder data and information stored on the chip. Unlike static magnetic stripe cards, chip cards contain an operating system and support dynamic authentication. Every transaction requires new values produced by the chip to be delivered. Utilizing chip card technology will be seamless to the customer, though they will now be able to execute EMV transactions using a debit card.

INSIDE Secure Launches New EMV-ready MicroPass Solution for US Payment Cards

INSIDE Secure announced the availability of its new EMV-ready MicroPass® solution for US contact and dual interface payment cards. Primarily developed for the US Payment market to foster the success of the payment card migration from magstripe to EMV chip based on cost and interoperability. MicroPass features an optimized operating system (OS) to fit into the smallest possible silicon area, while delivering the highest security level in the industry, Discover, Mastercard and VISA pre-installed and optimized personalization timing (6 times faster than competition) in order to speed-up the personalization equipment yield, and decrease cost. PIN and data sharing in case of multiple applications in the same card, in order to avoid data loading redundancies during personalization, while supporting a user friendly experience to the cardholder (a unique PIN).

Alcinéo and ASK Partner on Contactless Cards

Alcinéo and ASK are pleased to announce their partnership to provide contactless payment solutions for fare collection systems. Alcinéo will provide its contactless payment suite that covers the main payment scheme such as PayWave of Visa, PayPass 3.0 released by MasterCard or ExpressPay 3.0 for American Express. Additionnally, this payment suite comes with en Entry Point layer fully compliant with the modular architecture requested by EMVCo. Alcinéo payment suite has already gone through several certifications process successfully.