Thales Launches SafeSign Mobile Authentication

Thales has launched SafeSign Mobile Authentication, which enables strong authentication using a mobile device. Suitable for many online applications including financial services and government, SafeSign provides security against man-in-the-middle attacks, while also giving users the freedom of secure banking anywhere, anytime with the convenience of using their own mobile device.

The solution, developed in partnership with Salt Group, offers a choice of mobile authentication solutions for secure log on, transaction signing and payment authorisation. Organisations can choose from SMS or Java-based solutions to ensure that the most appropriate level of security is applied to transactions.

Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong has already adopted SafeSign for transaction authorisation in its corporate internet banking system, while the State Government of Victoria in Australia has selected the solution for secure log-on to government services.

Franck Greverie, vice president, managing director for the information systems security activities of Thales, said: “With the addition of mobile authentication, our SafeSign solution supports an unequalled range of contemporary authentication mechanisms from the world’s leading providers including specialised tokens, EMV CAP, PKI and smart cards. Financial institutions and governments can deploy a single enterprise authentication hub, supporting various authentication mechanisms geared to the needs and preferences of their customers and to the security requirements of their services. This single authentication infrastructure results in lower capital and operating costs, improved governance and shorter time to market.”


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