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La carte SIM haut de gamme UpTeq NFC de Gemalto est la première au monde à obtenir les certifications American Express, MasterCard et Visa

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), le leader mondial de la sécurité numérique, annonce que sa carte SIM haut de gamme UpTeq NFC a obtenu les certifications des trois plus importants réseaux de paiement mondiaux - American Express (AMEX), MasterCard et Visa - qui viennent s'ajouter à une certification antérieure par EMVCo. Disponible dans tous les facteurs de forme pour les téléphones 2G, 3G et 4G, la carte UpTeq NFC prend en charge le paiement mobile sans contact ainsi que d'autres services sécurisés via AMEX ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass et Visa payWave, offrant aux prestataires des services et aux utilisateurs finaux, une flexibilité hors pair.

La carte SIM UpTeq NFC a été certifiée avec le plus large éventail de fonctionnalités possibles. L'approbation du produit étant accompagnée d'une certification optimisée delta, il est possible d'adapter cette plate-forme de services sécurisée pour correspondre aux besoins de chaque déploiement NFC (communication en champ proche) individuel. Suite au lancement du service NFC à Singapour en août, NFC, la carte UpTeq NFC entièrement certifiée est à présent déployée par les trois opérateurs mobiles de Singapour – M1, SingTel et StarHub – et prendra également en charge CEPAS1, une norme locale de paiement utilisée pour les achats de faible valeur. La carte SIM haut de gamme sera également adaptée aux besoins de la clientèle en fonction des exigences locales, notamment de KDDI au Japon, Rogers au Canada et Orange en France.

La carte SIM UpTeq NFC sert de dispositif de sécurité à toute épreuve pour les informations d'identification utilisateur confidentielles et les données de paiement des clients et elle constitue une part cruciale de la facilitation des transactions NFC. Les exigences strictes nécessaires pour obtenir la certification d'AMEX, MasterCard et Visa ont pour corollaire la confiance des utilisateurs finaux. La flexibilité apportée par les capacités d'intégration facile – l'ajout de nouveaux services NFC – la rend également attractive pour de nouveaux services à valeur élevée tels que l'identification mobile, l'utilisation de bons de réduction, les programmes de fidélisation et les cartes de transport. La disponibilité sur le marché de cette carte SIM NFC entièrement certifiée constitue, pour les opérateurs mobiles et les banques cherchant à déployer le service NFC à grande échelle, un avantage stratégique en matière de délais de commercialisation.

« Grâce à notre implication et à notre expérience dans les secteurs des télécommunications et de la banque, nous avons été en mesure de créer un dispositif de sécurité haut de gamme qui tire le meilleur parti des atouts de ces deux domaines », observe Frédéric Vasnier, vice-président directeur chez Gemalto. « Si l'on ajoute à cela le fait que nos centres « Trusted Service Management » de haute disponibilité à Singapour, aux États-Unis et en France ont obtenu la certification de MasterCard et de Visa, Gemalto offre une zone de couverture exceptionnelle lui permettant de prendre en charge le déploiement mobile NFC dans le monde entier. »

1 CEPAS signifie Contactless ePurse Application

À propos de Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) est le leader mondial de la sécurité numérique avec un chiffre d’affaires de 2 milliards d'euros en 2011. Présente dans 43 pays, la société compte plus de 10 000 collaborateurs travaillant depuis 74 bureaux et 14 centres de Recherche et Développement.

Nous nous développons au cœur du monde numérique en évolution rapide et constante. Des milliards de personnes à travers le monde revendiquent de plus en plus la liberté de communiquer, acheter, voyager, faire des transactions bancaires, se divertir et travailler – à tout moment et en tous lieux - de façon agréable et sûre. Gemalto répond à leurs demandes croissantes en matière de services mobiles personnels, paiement sécurisé, authentification des accès au « cloud », protection de l’identité et de la vie privée, services d’e-santé et d’e-gouvernement performants, billettique des transports urbains facile d’utilisation et applications M2M fiables.

Gemalto développe des logiciels embarqués et des produits sécurisés que nous concevons et personnalisons. Nos plateformes logicielles et nos services gèrent ces produits sécurisés, les données confidentielles qu’ils contiennent et les services sécurisés qu’ils rendent possibles pour les utilisateurs finaux. Nos innovations offrent à nos clients de nouvelles possibilités d’améliorer la praticité et la sécurité des vies numériques de chacun.

Gemalto continue de croître avec le nombre grandissant de personnes qui utilisent ses solutions pour interagir dans le monde numérique et mobile.

Pour de plus amples informations, rendez-vous sur les sites www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com ou bien suivez @gemalto sur Twitter.

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