AIB taps Gemalto for online banking security

Source: Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (AIB) is deploying the Ezio solution to provide additional security features to its online banking services.

As part of the multi-year contract, Gemalto is delivering the complete, future-proof Ezio solution including strong authentication software, Ezio Club EMV card readers as well as consulting services. The driver behind the upgrade is to further develop AIB's online offering with new and enhanced financial services for the benefit of customers.

In addition to generating One-Time-Passwords the Ezio Club reader is used to verify and sign transaction details, such as amount transferred and account credited. This added layer of "sign-what-you-see" security ensures the authenticity of the Internet Banking session, whilst enhancing the user's protection.

"Simplicity and convenience for our customers were determining factors in our selection of Gemalto's solution," said Diarmuid Hanrahan, Head of Payments and eChannel Development, AIB. "The Ezio solution flexibility enables us to evolve our eBanking security strategy over time with multiple strong authentication devices.

"More than 50 million online banking customers worldwide use and trust Gemalto's Ezio technology and we are leveraging this experience to support AIB's project," added Philippe Regniers, Senior Vice President, Gemalto.

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