ActivIdentity signs Saudi Aramco

Source: ActivIdentity

ActivCard Corp. (Nasdaq: ACTI) d/b/a ActivIdentity, a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced it signed new customer Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated international petroleum company with the world's largest oil reserves, in conjunction with the Company's partner, Al Jol IT, a leading Middle East technology services firm.

Saudi Aramco will deploy the ActivIdentity Enterprise Access Card solution, in the form of a USB key, to over 45,000 employees worldwide.

"We were looking for a complete security solution: one that would improve our employee's experience and save time by managing multiple applications online, and one that would smoothly integrate with our physical access control environment," said Dr. Ibrahim Mishari, Chief Information Officer at Saudi Aramco. "With ActivIdentity, we found not only just that, but a solution that lowers our total cost of ownership, fits with our IT environment, and provides us with future-proof infrastructure enterprise-wide."

"For ActivIdentity, this marks a strategic milestone since our acquisition of Protocom Development Systems in August 2005," said Marc Hudavert, Vice President and General Manager. "Our customers keep telling us that they would like to see the functionality of our Enterprise Access Card with single sign-on technology to create a highly secure solution that would dramatically improve the productivity and user experience of their workforce."

"We are glad that Saudi Aramco chose ActivIdentity as the solution for its identity assurance infrastructure," said Nazih Naamani, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jol IT. "We are confident that, with our long standing relationship with ActivIdentity, we are capable of delivering the best solution and services to Saudi Aramco."

Saudi Aramco chose ActivIdentity for its technology leadership and vision: one secure device and a PIN/Enter experience for each employee to securely access all its authorized applications. ActivIdentity SecureLogin Single Sign-On has the functionality to support a wide range of enterprise applications such as SAP for HR and Finance departments or Remedy for the Help Desk department.

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