“Secure transactions via mobile phone SFR Selects Atos Origin, Baltimore Technologies and Gemplus to Implement SECURISIGN: Electronic Signature Solution for Mobile Devices”

Paris - November 15, 2002

Coming as a result of the technological partnership between Atos Origin, Baltimore Technologies and Gemplus, SECURISIGN is based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and guarantee secure transactions.

Atos Origin leads a consortium of technical service providers comprising Baltimore Technologies, the global leader in e-security products, services and solutions, and Gemplus, the world's leading provider of smart card solutions.

The SECURISIGN project, launched in April, is the outcome of a tight partnership between leading players : hosting of OTA et S@T servers, dedicated SIM card application developed by Gemplus; a specific PKI platform designed and configured for the pilot by Baltimore Technologies (Telepathy™ solution) ; integration and hosting of the PKI MediaCert platform and transactionnal platforms, secure transactions processing, supply of the API to merchants by Atos Origin.

The four-month pilot, which began on November 4, is being carried out under real conditions, with 300 subscribers taking part. It will enable the partners to validate users' acceptance of SECURISIGN and especially their reaction to its ergonomics. The results will help provide a foundation for deploying remote, secure transaction solutions (m-banking, m-commerce, m-government service, secure access, …).

The pilot features:

  • A complete PKI (validation, revocation, CRL, storage, etc.)
  • The supply of the API mSign protocol to merchants to initialize and track requests for electronic signatures
  • electronic signature generation from mobile SIM card
  • ergonomic navigation based on SMS (S@T browser)
  • History, management and mining of the transaction database.
  • Interconnection with SFR's SMS-C gateway to send and receive messages

Atos Origin and e-Security
Atos Origin is a leading name in e-security thanks to its unparalleled experience as a trusted technical operator in projects featuring significant volumes and stringent security requirements, notably for banking, finance and investment customers (bank card payment systems, clearing houses, Euronext, etc.).

The MediaCert trust and certificate authority solution enhances and enriches Atos Origin's online transaction security offerings, such as:

  • SIPS (Secure Interactive Processing Services), a simple and secure payment solution.
  • Virtual-ID, secure management of online transactions and banks.
  • PME (electronic purse), management of French electronic purse transaction flows.

Atos Origin is the leading online and e-purse payment security operator in France and Germany, with more than one million secure Internet transactions a month in France alone.

About Baltimore Technologies
Baltimore Technologies' products, services and solutions address the fundamental security needs of e-business in distributed environments. Baltimore's e-security technology enables companies to verify the identity of electronic counterparts and securely manages which resources and information users can access through open networks. Many of the world's leading organisations in Finance and Government have deployed Baltimore's e-security technology to enable e-business over fixed and wireless networks. Baltimore offers worldwide support for its authorization management and public key-based authentication products.

Baltimore's products, services and solutions are sold directly as well as through its worldwide partner network, Baltimore TrustedWorld. Baltimore Technologies is a public company, trading on the London Stock Exchange (BLM.L). For more information on Baltimore Technologies, please visit http://www.baltimore.com

About Gemplus
GEMPLUS: the world's number one provider of solutions empowered by Smart Cards

Gemplus helps its clients offer an exceptional range of portable, personalized solutions that bring security and convenience to people's lives. These include mobile Internet access, inter-operable banking facilities, e-commerce, and a wealth of other applications.
Gemplus is the only completely dedicated, truly global player in the Smart Card industry, with the largest R&D team, unrivalled experience, and an outstanding track record of technological innovation.

In 2001, Gemplus was the worldwide smart card leader in both revenue and total smart card shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest, Frost and Sullivan). Gemplus was also awarded Frost and Sullivan's 2002 Market Value Award for its exceptional performance.

Gemplus trades its shares on Euronext Paris S.A. First Market and on the Nasdaq Stock Market as GEMP in the form of ADSs. Its revenue in 2001 was 1.023 Billion Euros. It employs 6721 people in 37 countries throughout the world.

Gemplus: Beyond Smart

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues in excess of EUR 3.3 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.

Press Contacts:

Atos Origin :

Marie-Tatiana Collombert
+ 33 (1) 49 00 96 33

Anne de Beaumont
Tel: + 33 (0)1 49 00 96 42

Baltimore Technologies:

Irène Dehaene
Tel.: +353 1 8816000

Gemplus :
Jane Strachey
Tel: +33 (0) 4 42 36 46 61
Gemplus Telecommunications PR Manager