|VANTAA, Finland - Tuesday, November 5th 2013 [ME NewsWire]|
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Valimo, the world leader in mobile identity authentication, has electronically signed a cooperation agreement with Iceland’s national certification authority Audkenni, for the delivery of Valimo’s Mobile ID technology. Audkenni is the national leading identity solutions provider for the banking sector, jointly owned by the country’s commercial banks and largest telecom operator. By the end of 2013, Valimo’s Mobile ID solution will enable all mobile users in Iceland to use strong authentication and legally-binding signatures that are essential to securing banking and eGovernment services.
Audkenni has been issuing Icelanders with certificates embedded in debit cards to securely access online services, notably in the eBanking and e-Government fields. Mobile ID will extend the existing nationwide electronic ID infrastructure to each and every citizen, via their mobile phone. This move will give Icelandic citizens another option for using those services with the same high level of assurance and with the convenience of mobility. Users will also get anytime anywhere secure access to new digital services offered by banks, governments and enterprises.
The Valimo solution enables a SIM-vendor agnostic approach that helps mobile operators to reduce time to market, in line with the GSMA Mobile Identity Group strategy to promote interoperable and federated Mobile ID solutions.
"Mobile ID will allow citizens to save on travel and time by enabling the digitization of procedures and their validation with a legally binding digital signature,” commented Haraldur Bjarnason, CEO of Audkenni. "With the security and convenience brought by Mobile ID we expect to double or triple the use of e-services in the first year.”
"This new deal is a major landmark for Valimo, and to demonstrate the legally-binding validity of digital solutions we even signed it electronically,” commented Yousaf Ghous, Managing Director of Valimo. "Valimo’s Mobile ID expertise acquired through 20 deployments in 10 countries will support mobile operators in Iceland in making secure and convenient financial, insurance and eGovernment services available to all of their subscribers.”
Valimo is your ID online. Valimo mobilizes digital IDs. Valimo Mobile ID allows mobile phone users to securely authenticate, digitally sign documents, and confirm transactions and payments, simply by entering the PIN code they have chosen. The multipurpose solution combines strong security and ease of use, enabling new mobile service concepts and more efficient processes. Valimo Mobile ID is used in a variety of services, throughout the world, including online banking, mobile payment, e- and m-commerce applications, and governmental services, along with enterprise identity and access management. The two-channel, three-factor authentication method based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), combined with a third-party Certification Authority, produces a legally binding signature regardless of time and place. Valimo Mobile ID solutions are global market leaders in terms of installation base and number of active users. Founded in 2000, Valimo Wireless is headquartered in Finland and from February 2010 is part of Gemalto Group. For more information, please visit www.valimo.com.
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