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Gemalto to Buy 3M Identity Management Business

Gemalto to Buy 3M Identity Management Business

Gemalto is going to buy 3M’s Identity Management business, which includes 3M Cogent, the latter’s biometric security arm. The companies are in direct negotiations now, with the acquisition expected to close in the first half of 2017 to the tune of $850 million. In a statement announcing the acquisition, Gemalto highlighted 3M Cogent’s activities in law…

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Gemalto is going to deploy biometric passenger screening systems at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports, the company has announced. It’s going to implement the systems in collaboration with Automatic Systems. In a statement announcing the project, Gemalto suggested that it’s primarily meant “to increase capacity and improve traveler experience.” The screening will be…

Platform Update Brings Gemalto Smart Cards Into eIDAS Compliance

Platform Update Brings Gemalto Smart Cards Into eIDAS Compliance

Gemalto has issued an update of its Public Key Infrastructure to ensure compliance with new regulations. The European Union’s new eIDAS (Electronic Identification and Services) regulation is meant to ensure trust in digital transactions, offering standards pertaining to the kinds of digital signatures enabled by Gemalto’s PKI. Accordingly, Gemalto says the latest version of its…

Norwegian Authorities Select Gemalto for eID Project

Norwegian Authorities Select Gemalto for eID Project

Gemalto has won a contract to provide new identity documents for Norway. The contract was awarded via the National Police Directorate of Norway, and will see the company supply authorities with Sealys eID cards and ePassports, as well as residence permit cards. The company’s Allynis Issuance and Coesys Case Management platform will be used to…

Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

Report: Oberthur, Gemalto Bidding for Safran Biometrics Arm

“Safran’s plans to sell its biometrics business are no secret as the company seeks to refocus on its core activities related to aerospace, but it is keeping tight-lipped about the current negotiations.” Safran is selling its biometrics business and could close the deal by the end of the month, according to a new Reuters report.…

Gemalto Provides Cameroon with Biometric eID Solution

Gemalto Provides Cameroon with Biometric eID Solution

Gemalto is providing government officials in Cameroon with a highly secure electronic ID (eID) solution.  It’s called Sealys Color in PC, an identity card solution that engraves subjects’ photos directly into the card via laser. The company says it’s a tamper-proof solution, helping to ensure that citizen’s ID documents can’t be duplicated or fabricated. It…

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

Gemalto Selected for Biometric Voter Enrollment in DRC

Gemalto Selected for Biometric Voter Enrollment in DRC

CENI, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s election commission, has chosen Gemalto to provide the biometric enrollment technology for its next election. The deal will see Gemalto provide 22,000 mobile voter enrollment kits, with Gemalto’s Coesys Mobile Enrollment stations being deployed at 18,000 enrollment centers across the country. In an effort to update the country’s national register…

Gemalto, FPC, Precise Biometrics, STMicroelectronics Offer End-to-End Authentication Solution

Gemalto, FPC, Precise Biometrics, STMicroelectronics Offer End-to-End Authentication Solution

Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards (FPC), Precise Biometrics, and STMicroelectronics have teamed up to produce an end-to-end security architecture for fingerprint authentication. The companies are showcasing their solution at this year’s Mobile World Congress. It’s meant to offer OEMs a means of easily integrating fingerprint biometric authentication into their devices. The solution uses FPC’s low-power touch sensors;…

Gemalto Played Integral Role Facilitating Guinea Election

Gemalto Played Integral Role Facilitating Guinea Election

On October 11 of this year, Guinea held its presidential election, and biometrics were a key part of the process. Keeping with the increasing trend to register eligible voters’ biometrics prior to an election, the nation’s National Independent Electoral Commission, CENI, had previosuly turned to global digital security specialist Gemalto. With the goal of ensuring…

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