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2014-04-29

Gemalto: Gemalto powers secure access for SFR's "OTP cloud" services

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Gemalto powers secure access for SFR's "OTP cloud
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Amsterdam, April 29, 2014
- SFR Business Team, a leading French cloud service provider, and Gemalto
(Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announce the
new SFR "OTP[1] Cloud"
offer dedicated to business customers in Security as a Service mode,
integratingGemalto's Protiva Cloud Confirm software.Protiva Cloud Confirm
transforms existing smartphone fleets into mobile authentication devices,
ensuring convenience combined with outstanding levels of data protection. The
new joint solution delivers seamless and secure access to customer
applications hosted in SFR's cloud, as well as secure remote access to
corporate Virtual Private Networks.

Trust is key to the successful deployment of cloud-based services; therefore
SFR has entered into a long-term partnership with Gemalto in order to build a
bond of trust with its enterprise and government customers. SFR selected
Gemalto, ideally positioned as a leader byGartner in its 2013 Magic Quadrant,
for its cloud readiness.

The packaged offer includes a unique "all-in-one" service, combining a
smartphone app already available on every Application Stores, an SMS OTP
feature and a multi-tenant, authentication "server as a service". End users
simply access their cloud-based applications by entering their username on
their SFR login page, along with a one-time password generated directly by
the smartphone app or via SMS OTP. Gemalto'sProtiva Cloud Confirm
eliminates the need for helpdesk calls related to password resets or
additional device loss which can represent a substantial overall cost saving
for the enterprise. The solution requires no additional device investment or
infrastructure deployment on the customer's site.

"Cloud services offer an opportunity for SFR to add value to existing business
relationships, as well as attract new customers
," said Jean-Frédéric Karcher, Head of Security Marketing for SFR Business
Team. "Latest
security standards, data sovereignty[2] and utmost simplicity are key
requirements for enterprise customers. With the Gemalto solution in place to
leverage the smartphone we have a significant differentiator that establishes
the highest level of trust in our new service."

"Gemalto's position in the 'Leader' part of Gartner's
Magic Quadrant for User Authentication
recognizes
our company expertise in providing end-to-end solutions, which will benefit
SFR and their customers alike,"
added Marc Hudavert, Senior Vice President of Identity and Access at Gemalto."
Protiva is based
on open standards, so it is flexible and future proof, enabling SFR to adapt
to current and future business requirements."

[1] A one-time password (OTP) is an automatically generated number or
character string that authenticates the user for only one single transaction
or session

[2] Data sovereignty is a concept which states that information which is
stored indigital form is subject to the laws of the country in which the
storage is located.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader indigital securitywith
2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating
out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located
in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded
software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms
and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and
the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number
of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless
world.

For more information
visitwww.gemalto.com,www.justaskgemalto.com,blog.gemalto.com, or
follow@gemaltoon Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:

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|Peggy Edoire Nicole Williams |
|Europe, Middle East&Africa |
|+33 4 42 36 45 40 North America |
|peggy.edoire@gemalto.com +1 512 758 8921 |
| nicole.williams@gemalto.com |
|Pierre Lelievre Ernesto Haikewitsch |
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|Asia Pacific Latin America |
|+65 6317 3802 +55 11 5105 9220 |
|pierre.lelievre@gemalto.com ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com |
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