Gemplus announces it was chosen by the
Stock Exchange from Rosario City in Argentina, to implement a secure
e-commerce solution based on smart cards and digital signatures for brokers
operating in the cereal market.
With Gemplus’ security solution, brokers can use a smart card to digitally
sign and register transactions performed through the website http://www.confirma.com,
designed by the Cereal Stock Exchange. Previously, these types of transactions
were formalized in paper.
Using PKI (public key infrastructure) based digital signature software in
combination with a smart card and a reader-writer device connected to the
computer, the broker signing the contract is securely authenticated and the
integrity of the trade contents are validated, enabling a time-stamped and
non-disputable trading transaction.
“Incorporating this technology is a step forward on the market scope. We
want to provide features as well as add elements that contribute to the
development of a more nimble and secure performance,” said Javier Cervio,
Rosario’s Cereal Stock Exchange General Sub-manager.
The smart card securely stores personal information about the user, and
works as a personal web-based “ID card” each time the subscriber signs a
contract. This smart card enabled digital signature solution is based on
Gemplus’ GemSAFE security suite and provides the users with:
An easy-to-use technology that speeds contract trading procedures and
accelerates commercial duties
An efficient trading process that reduces costs throughout the
commercial chain and increases productivity
A highly secure, solution that anticipates and reduces digital fraud,
assuring the integrity and validity of signed contracts.
“Gemplus provides a secure yet user-friendly solution, designed to satisfy
the increasing need for secure user authentication and information exchange on
the Internet, all under absolute privacy,” said Ian Walmsley, Gemplus
Financial and Security Services Business Unit, Latin America. “We believe that
this type of application answers significant needs of online transaction
GEMPLUS: the world’s number one provider of solutions empowered by Smart
Gemplus helps its clients offer an exceptional range of portable,
personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people’s lives.
These include mobile Internet access, inter-operable banking facilities,
e-commerce and a wealth of other applications.
Gemplus is the only completely dedicated, truly global player in the Smart
Card industry, with the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an
outstanding track record of technological innovation.
Gemplus trades its shares on Euronext Paris S.A. First Market and on the
Nasdaq Stock Market as GEMP in the form of ADSs. Its revenue in 2000 was 1.205
Billion Euros. It employs 6721 people in 37 countries throughout the world.