Ezio Edge Optic reader for VKB-Bank (Photo: Business Wire)
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, announces that the VKB-Bank in Austria is deploying Gemalto’s Ezio
Edge Optic strong authentication solution to secure its eBanking
services. Gemalto’s unique optical smart card reader offers VKB’s online
customers an unmatched combination of security and convenience, as it
requires no software to install and it reads directly on the personal
computer screen, the tablet or the mobile device. The Ezio solution
leverages the security of smart debit cards to authorize eBanking
transactions and is compliant with the latest banking standards in
Austria. The Ezio Edge Optic reader will be made available to all VKB
customers at branch offices .
Ezio Edge Optic’s compact design allows users to take it with them
wherever they go. The device is simply placed in front of the screen and
the securely encoded transaction data needed for verification and
transaction signature generation that are displayed on the screen are
instantly read. Once verified, users can easily and securely perform
online transactions including money transfer and payments. The Gemalto
Ezio Edge Optic requires no software installation on the user’s computer
or mobile device, making usage and adoption particularly easy.
”The Ezio Edge Optic is perfectly suited to meet our need to widely
expand the possibility to sign transactions, while guaranteeing the
convenience of Internet banking,” commented Klemens Minichberger
Head of payments transaction, VKB-Bank .”Its unrivaled portability
and user-friendliness will
make a real difference in increasing
our customers’ confidence, thus encouraging adoption.”
“Austria is one of the most online safety-conscious countries in
Europe and is setting a high standard for eBanking security,” added
Håkan Nordfjell, Senior Vice President of eBanking at Gemalto. “VKB-Bank
is helping to continue this momentum by offering their customers secure,
instant and 24/7 accessibility to their online bank.
Edge Optic will also enable VKB-Bank to
deploy more advanced
Internet services such as electronic document signing and secure
international payments over the long term.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000
employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development
centers in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are
convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding
needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity
protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access,
eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions,
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we
design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data
they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle.
We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the
convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software
and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.
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