Dai Nippon Printing selects Gemalto to offer cloud-based authentication for secure mobile payments and internet banking in Japan

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, July 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will deliver its Ezio Mobile Suite1 to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), a leading provider of financial solutions in Japan, to help them secure mobile payments, internet banking, and related services. With Gemalto’s solution, DNP can offer a strong and scalable cloud-based authentication platform – supporting a wide range of authentication and transaction signing methods, including biometric, One Time Password and Out-of-band. DNP’s banking customers can now rapidly deploy secure authentication across diverse online and mobile channels, in a cost-effective way.

Cyber-attacks are a growing problem in Japan, with nearly 90% of locals worried about the risk2. The financial sector is a major target, with cybercriminals stealing up to $1 billion in the past from banks worldwide3. As consumer preferences shift towards mobile banking and payments, banks will need to address security with utmost priority. This solution will allow DNP to be a single stop for its customers’ various digital security needs such as banking and transaction services, online or on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android phones.

“Gemalto has been our esteemed partner for a long time, and we trust their expertise in cutting-edge technology,” said Kunimitsu Sato, General Manager of Information Innovation operations at Dai Nippon Printing, Japan. “This solution offers low cost of ownership to our customers, while giving them the flexibility to choose any authentication scheme or a combination for their diverse base of users. Even small and regional banks can now go to market quickly, with enhanced security.”

“DNP has been at the forefront of bringing innovative solutions in Japan,” said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan at Gemalto. “With an unparalleled combination of trusted services that can secure access and online transactions in a variety of scenarios, this solution will complement DNP’s recently launched secure mobile payments[4]. Dai Nippon Printing’s banking customers can now leverage the one-stop offering to better engage their users with a mobile-first strategy.”

1 Includes a complete suite of servers for mobile enrolment and provisioning, authentication and messaging.

2 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/08/30/national/cabinet-office-survey-finds-nearly-90-of-japanese-worried-about-cyber-attacks/#.VsU9t_l95hF

3 http://www.securityweek.com/hackers-hit-100-banks-unprecedented-1-billion-cyber-attack-kaspersky-lab

4 http://www.gemalto.com/press/Pages/Dai-Nippon-Printing-partners-with-Gemalto-for-secure-mobile-payment-in-Japan.aspx

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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.

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