November 4, 2008

Gemalto Releases Optical Authentication Device for E-Banking Services

Gemalto, a provider of digital security solutions, has released Ezio optical reader, an optical authentication device that fits in a wallet together with the banking card, to provide utmost convenience for e-banking services.

With Ezio optical reader, performing secure online transactions has never been so easy - almost transparent for consumers. They simply present the device in front of their PC screen and the data needed for authentication and signature generation is instantly read. In addition, it requires no software installation, which facilitates its usage. By offering unmatched convenience, Ezio optical reader will also enable financial institutions to enlarge the scope of their internet services offering, said Gemalto.

Jacques Seneca, executive vice president of the security business unit at Gemalto, said: "Ezio optical reader is a remarkable breakthrough that further demonstrates Gemalto's capacity in terms of innovation. It is perfectly suited to meet banks' increasing demand to widely expand the possibility to sign transactions, while guaranteeing the convenience of Internet banking."