SmartTrust Joins GlobalPlatform

SmartTrust is committed to developing and promoting interoperable
specifications for the smart card infrastructure. In response, the
company has announced its decision to become a member of the
smart card international specifications body, GlobalPlatform. As a
member, SmartTrust will contribute to the technical activities of
the Systems Committee and will participate in the Advisory Council.
Almost 200 mobile networks rely on SmartTrust to manage
subscribers, their handsets and access to mobile services.
GlobalPlatform is a member-driven organization with cross-industry
representation. The organization had over 40 GlobalPlatform-based
smart card implementations and 110 million GlobalPlatform cards in
circulation in 2006. Currently, there are 1.2 billion GlobalPlatform
GSM implementations worldwide.

ACI & Sonera

ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, announces a partnership agreement with Sonera SmartTrust, Ltd., a leading developer of infrastructure solutions designed to enable secure mobile e-services. Under the agreement, the two will jointly market and promote their software to telecom and financial institutions.

SmartTrust’s solutions enable secure m-commerce services. The solutions provide service and device management tools and allow consumers to store their digital identity on a mobile phone to generate binding digital signatures from their handsets–public key infrastructure (PKI) technology. As a result, the solutions help mobile operators and financial institutions respond to recent legislation in the U.S. and European Union that makes digital signatures as legally binding as written signatures. SmartTrust solutions allow consumers to authenticate purchases and transactions utilizing digital signature technology, while ACI solutions acquire those transactions and route them for authorization to complete purchases. Using the combined solutions, network operators and financial institutions can open new payment channels that give consumers the ability to initiate purchases and transactions on open networks such as the Internet and mobile networks without compromising security. With SmartTrust and ACI solutions in place, a network operator or financial institution can offer m-commerce services to mobile phone users. A consumer using such a service can initiate a payment or purchase via their mobile phone. SmartTrust software on the SIM card in the mobile phone will generate a financial transaction signed by the consumer’s private key and send the transaction to the network operator or financial institution. SmartTrust software at the receiving end will then validate the signature and pass the transaction to ACI software for authorization and payment. Once authorized, ACI software will generate a message that is sent back through the same security process to confirm completion of the purchase. The entire process is fast, secure and transparent to the consumer. “We are always on the lookout for products and partnerships that allow us to couple our strengths with those of other proven providers to offer more complete solutions,” said Jim Tomaney, marketing director of ACI Worldwide’s Europe/Middle East/Africa operation. “In this case, we are able to partner with a provider of solutions that we believe are critical to the future success of mobile e-services. SmartTrust’s expertise in deploying solutions for secure mobile e-services, coupled with ACI’s e-payments experience, supports our goal to help our customers adopt new economy technologies that expand their business opportunities.”

“The Global Partnership signed with ACI delivers strong expertise in the e-payments market, further promoting our efforts to build secure payment networks for transactions conducted in a mobile environment,” said Matti Heikkila, director of Finance Industry segment for Sonera SmartTrust Ltd. “Co-operation with specialized solution and channel partners to develop, offer and implement secure wireless solutions is one of the cornerstones of SmartTrust’s strategy. With every partnership we take a further step towards fulfilling the growing demand for mobile e-services and secure wireless transactions.”

About Smart Trust

SmartTrust is a leading developer of infrastructure solutions designed to enable secure mobile e-services. Through the development of solutions SmartTrust allows organizations within the mobile ecosystem to deliver mobile e-services that inspire confidence and convenience in the sharing and trading of online information, products and services.

By supporting multiple generations of networks and mobile devices, SmartTrust is able to offer the best end-user reach possible to 160 corporate customers and nearly 60 mobile operator customers. SmartTrust is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonera Corporation (HEX:SRA, NASDAQ:SNRA), an international leader in mobile communications as well as mobile and Internet-based services and applications ([www.sonera.com][1]). For more information, please visit [www.smarttrust.com][2]

About ACI Worldwide

Every second of every day, consumers are initiating electronic payment transactions–getting cash at ATMs, using debit and credit cards to make purchases in stores and on the Internet, banking by phone and PC, paying bills online. Twenty billion times a year, ACI software is used to process these transactions, powering the world’s online payment systems. ACI was founded in 1975 and pioneered the development of applications and networking software for online transaction processing. Today more than 2,000 customers in 78 countries use ACI supplied software. Visit ACI Worldwide on the Internet at [www.aciworldwide.com][3].

[1]: http://www.sonera.com
[2]: http://www.smarttrust.com
[3]: http://www.aciworldwide.com

Radicchio Adds 11

Eleven more members have joined Radicchio, the global industry initiative promoting security in wireless e-commerce: AU-SYSTEM, BROKAT Infosystems, CMG Finance, Graphium Danmark, Heyde, Netlife, Oberthur, Omnitel, Secunet, Swisskey and Tantau.

The members will elect the Radicchio Advisory Board at the second members’ meeting planned for 16 March in Munich. In the meantime, interim working groups of members are focusing on key issues, including: marketing of PKI; SIM cards/card technology; registration issues in worldwide PKI; the regulatory and legal environment for digital signatures and PKI; and best practices/showcases.

“With such a strong and diverse membership, Radicchio is already recognised as the mobile industry voice of PKI. Radicchio will definitely be the driving force for common PKI standards that make transactions over a mobile device secure,” said Stefan Engel-Flechsig, Sonera SmartTrust’s contact for Radicchio. “Our members recognise that the industry has to work together to reap the full rewards from the mobile commerce revolution.”

Promoting PKI based security

Launched in September 1999 with Sonera SmartTrust, Gemplus and EDS (Electronic Data Systems) as initial members, and with the support of Ericsson, Radicchio was created to enable a dynamic global market for secure wireless e-commerce. As a consortium of the industry’s leading wireless e-commerce companies, Radicchio will persuade international organisations and government bodies of the importance of supporting security in global mobile e-commerce and of taking into account the growth potential of mobile e-commerce when drafting new legislation.

Worldwide co-operation and leadership

Radicchio is well on its way to becoming the worldwide industry voice and authority for PKI enabled secure wireless e-commerce. The members include certification authorities, mobile operators, systems integrators, device manufacturers, software companies, financial institutions, smart card manufacturers and telecom infrastructure companies.

Radicchio continues to recruit members to support this global initiative. Companies and organisations interested in membership should visit Radicchio’s website at [www.radicchio.org][1].

Members’ Information

New members

AU-SYSTEM

“AU-SYSTEM has a long experience of helping clients pioneer secure Internet and mobile solutions for banking and stock-trading. We see the Radicchio initiative as a key enabler for secure wireless Internet solutions and an important step towards unified electronic commerce from all kinds of devices,” said Anders Cedervall, Executive Vice President of AU-SYSTEM.

Anders Cedervall, Executive Vice President

BROKAT Infosystems AG [www.brokat.com][2]

CMG Finance B.V.

“CMG is amongst others providing Wireless Banking ICT-services in the Financial Arena. The industry initiative Radicchio adds to CMG’s vision that common PKI standards are a necessity to make Wireless Commerce successful,” says Rob Blans, Sector Director CMG Finance. “We are very pleased to become a member of Radicchio and look forward to working with other members towards a secure wireless Internet environment.”

Helen Hosman, Corporate Communications Manager

Graphium Danmark

“Graphium Danmark are looking forward to joining the international forum for securing mobile wireless e-commerce together with the global industry leaders,” said Thomas Knudss0n, Vice President of Graphium Danmark.

Thomas Knudsson, Vice President

Heyde AG

“For us, membership of Radicchio enables early access to all future trends in this area,” said Matthias Sohler, Member of the Management Board.

Joachim Fleing, Investor Relations

Netlife AG

“We’re proud that Netlife – a global provider of e-business solutions for e-brokerage, Internet payment and mobile commerce – can count itself among the selected “initial members” of Radicchio,” said Claus Muller, CEO and Chairman of Netlife AG. “With our solutions for mobile handsets, we’ll make a decisive contribution to wireless e-commerce and to the success of Radicchio”.

Andrea von Buchholtz, Public Relations Manager

Oberthur

“Oberthur is strongly committed to open standards and believes Radicchio is essential to the advancement and global acceptance of wireless e-commerce,” said Product Manager for Wireless Applications Guido Mangiagalli. “Along with other Radicchio members, we look forward to developing and maintaining the highest e-commerce standards and real interoperability to ensure the most universal and secure environment,”

Guido Mangiagalli, Wireless Applications Product Manager

Omnitel Pronto Italia S.p.A.

“The GSM phone has become part of our everyday life, particularly in Italy, and we are proud to be part of this change. Omnitel’s results are achieved by giving the highest possible level of attention to our customer’s needs.” said Valerio Zingarelli, Chief Technical Officer. “The incredible success of GSM in Italy is driving Omnitel towards further enhancing its services, with mobile phones playing a fundamental role in accessing e-services (such as stock trading, ticketing and mobile banking). Security is a critical issue in developing these services. Omnitel believes that the Radicchio initiative is an opportunity for the industry to accelerate the issue of European standards and to create interoperable trusted PKI infrastructures.”

Franco Angelini, Manager of Value Added Services of Network Department

Secunet AG

“Electronic business needs support for strong authentication and privacy. This is even more true for wireless commerce. Security infrastructures are the ideal candidate to establish the trust required by consumers, suppliers and service providers” says Michael Gehrke, Member of the Board of Management Sales at Secunet, “As the market leader for security services in Germany committed to vendor neutral consultancy and customized security solutions, we are looking forward to participating in the Radicchio initiative promoting these ideas.”

Matthias Besch, Manager E-Commerce

Swisskey

“We at Swisskey are convinced that Radicchio is the organization to drive wireless secure applications with digital certificates. We see traditional smartcards as a good technical solution to handle digital certificates but the lack of PC integration will make the deployment very slow and expensive. Mobile phones represent the perfect alternative to avoid this bottle neck and will soon become the real personal security device enabling safe and successful e-business.”,” said Christian Graber CEO of Swisskey.

Christian Graber, CEO

Tantau

“The unprecedented volume of wireless transactions will define new requirements for the secure transmission of data between users and enterprises. TANTAU’s Wireless Internet Platform offers this security and enables an enterprise to take full advantage of high volume transactions without sacrificing scalability or a direct link to the customer,” said John Sims, president and CEO of TANTAU Software, Inc. “TANTAU has joined Radicchio because we are committed to providing vital security technology to enterprises for high-volume m-commerce applications.”

John Sims, President and CEO

Existing members

724 Solutions Across Wireless AB Baltimore Technologies Certicom CYLINK Corporation Diversinet Corp. EDS Entrust Technologies Ericsson Gemplus Geoworks Corporation Giesecke & Devrient Gray Cell Inc. iD2 Technologies Infineon Technologies InterClear Service

Ltd Lucent Technologies MasterCard International Minick AG – part of the Distefora information movement Mitsui & Co., Ltd mobile solutions AG Mobile Telephone Networks – MTN NTT DATA Corporation Redknee.com Inc. Saraide Schlumberger Setec Siemens AG Sonera SmartTrust Synamic Limited TC TrustCenter Texas Instruments VeriSign, Inc. Virgin Mobile Visa International Vodafone AirTouch

[1]: http://www.radicchio.org/
[2]: http://www.brokat.com/

Radicchio Expands

Diversinet, Giesecke & Devrient, Mitsui, Redknee, Schlumberger, TC TrustCenter, Texas Instruments and Thyron announced this morning at the Cannes GSM World Congress that they are joining Radicchio, the global initiative to unleash the potential of wireless e-commerce. The new members join 28 other firms supporting the initiative, including VISA and MasterCard. Launched in Sept. with Sonera SmartTrust, Gemplus and EDS as initial members and with the support of Ericsson, Radicchio was created to enable a dynamic global market for secure wireless e-commerce.

Mobile MasterCard

MasterCard announced, at the Cannes GSM World Congress, that it has signed a joint development and marketing agreement with Finland’s Sonera SmartTrust to enable secure wireless technology for cards issued by MasterCard and Europay members. Sonera SmartTrust’s secure digital signature, 1024 bit RSA algorithm for encryption and ‘Public Key Infrastructure’ technology, will provide the high level of security that is critical for using mobile phones in a variety of payment applications such as purchasing goods and services, bill payment and ticketing over a mobile device. As the global penetration of mobile phones continues to grow even faster than the adoption of PCs or the Internet, MasterCard says the market is there and ready. MasterCard also said implementing a major payment brand in a mobile device is going to be the starting point for rapid growth of global wireless secure e-commerce.

Gemplus SIM Card

Gemplus and Sonera SmartTrust announced this morning they will enter the market with a ‘GSM SIM’ card, featuring digital signature and Public Key encryption. This is enabled by Sonera SmartTrust technology embedded in the Gemplus SIM card. Mobile operators using this technology with advanced SIM cards will be able to offer their customers a whole new set of secure wireless e-commerce solutions. Analysts predict explosive growth for the mobile device market in the next few years, with most predicting one billion mobile phones in use within the next three to four years.