Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and about 12,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries. Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work-anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies. Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals. As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
Role in ARIES
Gemalto’s role in the project is as a technology provider, bringing experience and expertise in strong authentication, federation and privacy management for citizens. Gemalto is an active contributor in many standardization arenas, which allows cross-fertilisation of ideas and methods, also providing a source of innovative input to ARIES. As well as being a technology provider, Gemalto undertakes extensive integration services when delivering end-end solutions to its customers. Gemalto will lead the work packages connected with authentication and derived identities implementing authentication management for human users, incorporating strong authentication with single-sign-on, while still ensuring non-trackablility, where possible. In other work packages, Gemalto contributes to dissemination and standards, requirements and their implementations.