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2016-10-17

Gemalto: Alibaba and Gemalto work hand-in-hand to secure China's IoT market

Amsterdam,
Oct
ober 17, 2016 -
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announced that it is collaborating with Alibaba Group's YunOS to provide
connectivity and security forYunOS- developed by Alibaba Group, it is a
cloud-based, data and services oriented Internet of Things (IoT) operating
system, widely integrated into IoT devices, as well as chips and sensors
across industries. In this partnership, Gemalto provides itsAllynis Trusted
Service Hub
that allows easy provisioning of security sensitive applications throughout
the identity lifecycle management.

Security is a paramount component in IoT devices as it provides the peace of
mind for YunOS customers, such as drivers ofconnected cars, and users of
smart home appliances and mobile devices. This alliance extends YunOS' vision
of a uniform identity framework for disparate IoT applications.

Although the IoT market is still in its infancy, it is widely expected to gain
tremendous traction in the next few years. According to Gartner, by 2020,
there will be 20.8 billion[1]IoT devices in use, generating a US$3.49
trillion market. The YunOS had acquired 70 million smartphone users and over
100 million smart terminals by May this year.

"The YunOS is not merely about connecting things, it connecting everything by
credible perception, reliable connectivity, and efficient circulation of
services," said Zhang ChunHui, Alibaba OS Business Group President. "By being
a one-stop IoT security solutions provider and a long-time trusted partner,
Gemalto has the right credentials and is an ideal fit to fulfil our YunOS
vision."

"
In recent years, the Chinese market is teeming with innovation, with Alibaba
as one of the most active trailblazers in the industry. We are proud to be
the technology enabler in Alibaba YunOS' biggest IoT push," said Suzanne
Tong-Li, President, Greater China&Korea at Gemalto. "We have the rich
expertise and experience in enabling security for a variety of IoT
applications in China and across the globe, putting us in a sweet spot to
provide security and trust in this ever-expanding ecosystem."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security,
with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180
countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to
authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable
services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to
enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people,
transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software -
enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of
individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data
centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49
countries.

For more information visitwww.gemalto.comor follow@gemaltoon Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

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| Philippe Benitez Peggy Edoire Vivian Liang |
|North America |
|+1 512 257 3869 Europe&CIS (Greater China) |
|philippe.benitez@gemalto.com +33 4 42 36 45 40 +86 1059373046 |
| peggy.edoire@gemalto.com vivian.liang@gemalto.com |
| Ernesto Haikewitsch Kristel Teyras Shintaro Suzuki |
|Latin America Middle East&Africa Asia Pacific |
|+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 8266 |
|ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com kristel.teyras@gemalto.com shintaro.suzuki@gemalto.com |
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---------------------------------------[1]Source:Gartner

Press release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/159293/R/2048998/766210.pdf

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Source: Gemalto via Globenewswire

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