Gemalto announced that Raiffeisen Banking Group, a financial institution in Austria, has selected the Ezio Edge Optic solution to secure its online banking services. Raiffeisen is the first Austrian banking group that offers digital strong authentication devices almost everywhere across Austria.
Rollout started at the beginning 2012 after a comprehensive internal test and training period.
The Ezio Edge Optic leverages the security of CardTAN1-compliant debit cards to authenticate users, as well as authorize and sign online banking transactions. The handheld device features optical sensors to detect the online banking transaction data entered and sent from the PC screen.
Raiffeisen’s online customers simply place the Ezio Edge in front of their PC screen and the securely encoded transaction data needed for verification by the user and signature generation are instantly read.