Gemalto Evolves as a GSMA Mobile Connect Accelerator Partner

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BARCELONA, CAT: Gemalto, an international digital security company providing software applications, announces its transformation as a GSMA Mobile Connect Accelerator partner as its Mobile ID solution is now warranted within the GSMA Personal Data program. Designed to help operators easily implement Mobile Connect, a global initiative from the GSMA, Mobile Connect Accelerator provides universal mobile phone-based authentication services, and allows mobile operators and other service providers to select already compliant solutions, saving time and resource.

The North Holland headquartered Gemalto has over ten years of experience in the mobile identity market. The firm’s Mobile ID enables organizations to revolutionize online activities and provides services to billions of people. It offers subscribers with a secure and convenient mobile phone-based second factor authentication to online services using any mobile phones, and consent-based digital identity management.

"Mobile Connect brings together an ecosystem of trusted mobile operators and service providers to provide consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone for managing their access to online services, giving them greater control and a means of access that is secure and convenient," said Marie Austenaa, Head of Personal Data, GSMA.

"Our Mobile Connect compliant solution allows businesses to be part of this growing eco-system, providing easy and secure registration and connection between service providers and consumers for a variety of market needs. Gemalto has been a strong supporter and technical contributor to the Mobile Connect initiative from day one. Through the Mobile Connect Accelerator program, mobile operators and other organizations can fast-track their deployment of digital identity projects and immediately start to benefit from providing an enhanced customer experience through a more seamless and secure sign-on process," adds Francois Lasnier, Senior Vice President Identity Protection, Gemalto.