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Gemalto partners with IBM for smart card-based single sign-on

18 February 2010  |  1979 views  |  0 Source: Gemalto

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, today announced that its Protiva security solutions are now fully integrated with IBM's leading enterprise single sign-on solution to provide customers with a secure and convenient identity and access management solution. The Gemalto smart card solution is certified for use with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business and IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On.

"Others need to replace aging authentication tokens with more comprehensive solutions supporting digital credentials and signatures. Gemalto's smart card technology provides solutions that meet these requirements, and is a valuable addition to the IBM Tivoli single sign-on suite of products."

"Smart card-based secure identity credentials and single sign-on is a powerful combination that delivers the highest level of identity assurance and security, and at the same time makes network and application access easy and convenient for users whether at work, at home or on the road," said Cédric Collomb, senior vice president Identity and Access Management at Gemalto.

A range of Gemalto strong authentication devices are now available and certified under the IBM Ready for Tivoli program, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for U.S. federal government agencies, PIV-I for U.S. government contractors, and .NET smart cards and USB devices for enterprises in the private sector.

Smart cards or USB devices for two-factor authentication are increasingly a customer requirement, such as in the government market as a result of the HSPD 12 program, critical infrastructure programs concerned with cyber security, and other industries facing increasing privacy and security regulations such as healthcare and financial services.

"Many enterprises want to move beyond passwords to cut down on support costs, increase security and make life simpler for their users," said E. K. Koh, program director for single sign-on, IBM Tivoli software. "Others need to replace aging authentication tokens with more comprehensive solutions supporting digital credentials and signatures. Gemalto's smart card technology provides solutions that meet these requirements, and is a valuable addition to the IBM Tivoli single sign-on suite of products."

Gemalto will be demonstrating its Protiva two-factor authentication solutions for Tivoli in booth E112 at IBM Pulse, February 21 to 24, 2010, in Las Vegas.

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