Singapore deploys Gemalto’s authentication solution to secure access to government e-services

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it has deployed its Coesys eGov Authentication Server in Singapore1, which provides Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and end-to-end encryption of passwords to secure Singapore Personal Access2 (SingPass) logins. The authentication solution helps to provide better security for SingPass users when they access government e-services involving sensitive data.

As part of the new two-step login process, users are required to enter a One-Time Password (OTP), in addition to their SingPass user ID and password. By end of 2016, more than 60% of the country’s e-government services will require users to use this additional layer of verification, offering greater security for citizens and Government alike.

Gemalto’s Coesys eGov Authentication Server supports a wide range of authentication methods, including hardware tokens and mobile phones. It is compatible with all open standards and is easy-to-integrate with existing solutions within the e-government framework.

“Data breaches worldwide continue to compromise millions of records, with identity theft accounting for 75% of them3,” said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan at Gemalto. “Gemalto’s authentication solution will make it harder to steal identities, allowing citizens to enjoy a safe and secure access to their e-government services.”

1 Through partners and Singapore government subsidiaries.
2 https://www.singpass.gov.sg/singpass/common/about
3 http://www.gemalto.com/press/Pages/Gemalto-Releases-Findings-of-First-Half-2015-Breach-Level-Index.aspx

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of [Eur]2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio – from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management – is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

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