Gemalto and Open Communications Security S/A, a Brazilian company specialized in information security, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on sales, consulting, implementation and support of Gemalto´s Protiva authentication solutions in Brazil and other countries in the Mercosur, a regional trade orgainzation including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
The two companies will target telecom operators, banks and corporate organizations. Enterprises in Brazil and throughout Latin America are faced with increasing risks of data breaches, and one of the biggest problems is the use of usernames and passwords for network identity authentication. Adding a personal security device to the authentication process delivers a very strong network security improvement.
Gemalto has a range of two-factor authentication solutions for information security and protection against online identity theft, including smart cards and USB tokens for OTP or PKI certificate-based digital identities, Web-based certificate and device management systems, and authentication servers.