Gemalto: Providing Digital Security For Governments Around The World

In an increasingly connected digital society, most organizations and governments are bound to encounter difficulties in providing secure and convenient services for their users. Each time their customers, employees and citizens want to transact, connect or communicate with each other, they will need a safe and easy way to do it. A company answering this call for enhanced security that adheres to government, enterprise and institutional standards is the leader in digital security, Gemalto.

Founded in 2006, with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and active in over 80 government programs worldwide, Gemalto is at the heart of the evolving digital society, giving billions of people security and freedom to communicate, travel, shop, and bank anywhere at any time in the world. Its expertise spans the entire process of creating digital security solutions for corporations and governments. The company develops secure software and operating systems that are embedded in its devices like the UICC cards, banking cards, tokens, electronic passports and identity cards. Through its eID programs, the firm offers secure and customizable government issued identity documents. Citizens are provided with improved security through the deployment of electronic application systems which enhance public services and reduce administrative costs.
For example, this embedded technology has played a role in transforming the driver’s license from a simple plastic card to a highly secure smartcard that enables a comprehensive solution for driver management, registration, issuance and managed services.

Gemalto’s portfolio of travel documents dubbed ePassports looks to address a country’s regulatory requirements by providing a tailor-made scheme for enrollment, issuance, and personalization of a nation’s passports. The company has also come up with an efficient solution for strong border control. Citizens utilize their electronic documents to cross borders through automated kiosks thus freeing up border agents giving them time to concentrate on other travelers and visitors. On top of traditional security measures, the company uses high security features such as guilloche background printing, rainbow printing, invisible fluorescent printing, micro-printing, OVIs, modified fonts, among others. These printing techniques enable easy verification by government agencies and organizations, at the same time eliminating attempts by forgers to tamper with the document. It also employs laser engraving, laser facial imaging and secure transparent windows for personalization of documents.


Amsterdam, NL

Alex Mandl, Chairman Olivier Piou, CEO

Gemalto is the world leader in digital security with 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries