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Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected experience for new Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

Advanced integration of eSIM into Windows 10 delivers an enhanced user experience 

Amsterdam, December 7,   2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class1 which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.Picture2.png

Gemalto’s advanced technology supports seamless activation of mobile subscriptions for users of the innovative Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. This smooth experience leverages Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. Surface customers expect their products to deliver advanced technology and with Gemalto’s eSIM solution, all possible connectivity options are available out-of-box, including the purchase of cellular data from the device itself.

Compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications, Gemalto’s eSIM solution is fully integrated with Windows 10. This integration enables the Gemalto solution to have a complete servicing model so that patching and lifecycle management features are available as the technology and standards evolve over time. This capability extends the value promise of Surface as new experiences and capabilities will be available to today’s purchasers of the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.

“The Surface Pro has redefined the laptop category,” said Paul Bischof, Director, Devices Program Management at Microsoft. “Gemalto’s eSIM solution is helping us to materialize our vision of an uncompromised customer experience.”Picture1.png

“Adoption of eSIM technology is growing rapidly. Mobile operators recognize the potential of seamless connectivity and increased convenience as a way of expanding their customer reach to additional devices” said Frédéric Vasnier, executive vice president Mobile Service and IoT for Gemalto. “We are at the beginning of a significant technology transformation and the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced represents the start.”

DISCLAIMERS:

  1. Comparison of supported bands and modem speed for Surface Pro with LTE Advanced vs. 12″ and 13″ LTE-enabled laptops and 2-in-1 computers. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.
  2. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network.  Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, and activation.  See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

Tauri Cox
North America
+1 512 257 3916
tauri.cox@gemalto.com
Sophie Dombres
Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 55 36 57 38
sophie.dombres@gemalto.com
Jaslin Huang
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 3005
jaslin.huang@gemalto.com
 Enriqueta Sedano
Latin America
+52 5521221422
enriqueta.sedano@gemalto.com

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Siluria Technologies and Wood Launch Modus™, the First Process Technology to Convert Low Value Offgas into Refinery Products

New process technology enables petroleum refiners to convert offgas streams to high octane, low sulfur gasoline blendstock, resulting in enhanced profitability

SAN FRANCISCO and ABERDEEN, Scotland, Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Siluria Technologies, a leader in developing disruptive process technologies for the petrochemical and energy industries, and Wood (WG.L), a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets, announce the availability of the ModusTM process technology for petroleum refiners.

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Jointly developed by Siluria and Wood, Modus provides a proven and cost-efficient, one step process to upgrade low value refinery offgases, otherwise burned for heat, into high value fungible refinery products. Modus expands revenue sources and ultimately increases profitability.

The Modus process is based on a commercially proven catalyst system that converts light olefins, such as ethylene and propylene often contained in refinery offgas streams, to high-quality gasoline blendstock with a 90+ octane rating and ultra-low sulfur content.

“Many refinery offgas and fuel streams contain varying amounts of olefins, which require complex and costly solutions to recover.  As a result, these valuable streams are often burned for fuel or heat,” said Robert Trout, Siluria’s President and CEO. “Modus provides a simple, reliable alternative by upgrading these fuel-value streams to more valuable liquids that can be easily integrated into the refinery product slate.”

“Modus provides multiple benefits to refiners including greater operational flexibility and the potential for emissions reductions, without disruption to continuous operations of the refinery,” said Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood. “This technology creates and enhances value for our customers through a unique chemical conversion to provide a valuable product stream for the refinery.”

Modus can be readily integrated into existing refinery operations with minimal capital investment and operating impacts.  Based on standard modular design and construction, Modus can be rapidly deployed as a standalone upgrade during routine maintenance turnarounds or revamp projects.

Modus is now available to customers worldwide under standard industry licenses.  For more information contact Siluria at sales@siluriatech.com or Wood at press.office@woodplc.com

About Siluria:
Siluria Technologies is pioneering the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from abundant natural gas and low value byproducts. Siluria’s proprietary technologies address the global petrochemical industry’s complex challenges of volatile commodity prices, shifting supply and demand patterns, stricter environmental regulations, and capitally intensive conventional technologies. Siluria’s revolutionary catalyst and process technologies uniquely combine nanomaterials, catalyst development, and chemical engineering, to convert natural gas into higher-value products through efficient processes that can be seamlessly integrated into existing industry infrastructure. For more information about Siluria, visit www.siluria.com.

About Wood:
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Media Contacts:

Siluria Technologies
Beverly Jernigan
(713)494-1733
beverly@beverlypr.com

Wood
press.office@woodplc.com

Pakistani Social Activist Goes Missing in Lahore

A Pakistani social media and peace activist is feared to have been abducted from the eastern city of Lahore.

Raza Khan, 40, is said to have gone missing after arranging an open discussion Saturday focusing on extremism and blasphemy in relation to the recent Islamabad sit-in by a radical Islamist group, according to his brother Hamid Nasir, who spoke with VOA’s Urdu service.

“Raza has been missing since Saturday from Lahore, and both of his cellphones are continuously switched off,” Nasir said. “We have filed a complaint with the police. The police are cooperating with us.”

During the Saturday discussion, Khan severely criticized the government for allowing thousands of hard-liners to gather, protest and shut down the capital for more than two weeks, according to local media reports.

The demonstrators, belonging to a radical religious group, demanded the resignation of Pakistan’s law minister after accusing him of committing blasphemy over an omitted reference in a parliamentary bill to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The sit-in turned violent when security forces tried to disperse the protesters in Islamabad, which led to a series of demonstrations in other cities.

Eventually, the government surrendered to the religious group’s demands after Pakistan’s army helped the government and the protesters reach an agreement.

Despite raising his voice against extremist ideologies, minority rights and blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Khan also was a proponent of friendship between Pakistan and India, and he was an active member of a group called Aghaz-e-Dosti (Beginning of Friendship), which seeks to promote peace between the archrivals.

Nearly 1,500 cases

Khan’s disappearance comes at a time when, according to statistics submitted recently by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances to the Apex court, about 1,498 cases of enforced disappearances remain pending with the government.

Mehdi Hasan, a prominent human rights activist based in Lahore, condemned Khan’s abduction, and said it was evident who was behind such heinous acts in a country like Pakistan.

“When you are a progressive activist, and criticize the military and the government, you have to pay a price.The basic violations of human rights are committed by the government’s agencies in this country, who must have been behind Khan’s abduction,” Hasan told VOA.

“Until the courts charge somebody with harmful activities toward the state, how can you arrest or abduct someone like this?” Hasan asked. Such forced disappearances, he said, demonstrate “that there is no rule of law. I believe the mainstream political parties need to focus on the issue and come up with a solution.”

Civil rights activists in Pakistan fear Khan’s abduction is another effort to silence the growing dissent in the country. They noted the mysterious disappearance and reappearance earlier this year of a number of liberal social media activists.

The activists were blogging about political awareness and raised their voices against human rights violations, religious intolerance and extremism in Pakistan. They were blamed for committing blasphemy during the time they went missing, and they had to take refuge in foreign countries after being set free.

Two bloggers, Aasim Saeed and Waqas Goraya, later blamed Pakistan’s intelligence agency for their forced disappearance and interrogation.

Pakistan’s armed forces have denied involvement in these disappearances.

Source: Voice of America

Protected but Stifled, a Pakistani Minority Feels Imprisoned in its Own Community

QUETTA, PAKISTAN Ali Haris dreamed of getting a college degree and a well-paid job. Instead, he had to quit his education after high school. Going to Balochistan University, the only public university in the area that he could afford, would require him to travel through areas unsafe for him, putting his life at risk.

At that time, around 2013-14, there was no chance that if we went there we would come back alive, he said. He wasn’t alone in giving up the prospects of a comfortable future.

Out of my class in school, almost 70-80 percent quit higher education, he added. Some who could afford it migrated to other cities or other countries. The ones left behind were doing odd jobs in the area.

The 21-year-old belonged to the Hazara community, a minority Shiite sect that primarily resides in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. For years, Sunni militant groups in Pakistan have targeted Shiites across the country for their faith, but the Hazaras seem to have an extra-large target blazed on their backs, and for good reason.

While it is usually hard to physically distinguish between Shiites and Sunnis, the Hazaras are an exception. Their distinctive facial features, a mixture of Mongolian and Central Asian ancestry, make them easily identifiable. In addition, many of them live in two large clusters in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, making attacks easier to plan.

Over the last 10 or so years, hundreds have been killed in suicide bombings or targeted attacks. Stories of near death experiences are aplenty.

We were saved just because the car took a turn. If we were a few seconds late, we would be gone, said Daud Changezi, describing the day when a massive blast ripped through Quetta’s Alamdar road, killing more than 90 people. In the car with Changezi were his wife and four kids.

He now works from home, consulting for various NGOs, but feels his professional growth has stagnated.

The favorite part of my job was field work. Now I can’t go out, he said, although he still feels he is one of the luckier ones�at least he has a job. Many of his friends were less fortunate.

My friend Abdul had a mobile phone shop in the main bazaar, but he closed his business and left the country. He is now in Indonesia, in a transit center for refugees, Changezi said.

Protection for Hazaras

After several particularly heinous attacks in 2013, the government started providing Hazaras extra protection. A paramilitary force called the Frontier Corps set up check posts at main entrances to Hazara areas. Anyone going inside is now stopped, their identity documents checked. Peripheral entrances are blocked by thick walls.

While these measures have helped stem attacks on Hazaras, they have also stifled the community’s social and economic life. The designated safe areas for Hazaras mean the rest of the city is inherently unsafe for them.

We’ve been economically strangled. We had a lot of shops around town. Now there are none. We had a successful transport business across town. Now we are limited to our own areas, said Ahmed Ali Kohzad, a politician and a member of the Hazara Democratic Party.

Many have left their jobs because they feel unsafe traveling to work. Haris recalled how one of his friends was called for a job interview. It could be a lucrative career in a government office. But he was the only son and the family decided against sending him.

Others, like a local journalist Qadir Nayel, complained of social isolation.

While the city is multi-cultural, our kids are learning only one culture and one language. They are not getting ready for the world, he said.

The government says it has taken remedial steps and the situation has significantly improved as a result.

Since the beginning of the violence, several thousand Hazaras from Pakistan have tried to migrate to other countries, sometimes illegally. Several thousands of them are languishing, along with Hazaras from Afghanistan and Iran, in transit camps in Indonesia, waiting, sometimes for years, for the UNHCR to help them settle in another country. Meanwhile, since Indonesia does not recognize refugees, they cannot enroll in a school, work, or travel.

Meanwhile back in Pakistan, the young Hazara men who once hoped to support families are now struggling to support themselves.

Right now I am working here as a laborer, Haris said. The dreams I had, the prospects of income I imagined, they’re all gone.

Source: Voice of America

Gemalto Gives Google Cloud Platform Customers Flexible Encryption and Key Management Capabilities

Google customers can use Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Encryption Solutions to bring their own encryption keys to secure their sensitive data on the cloud

Amsterdam, 4 December, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it is providing Google Cloud Platform customers with the ability to manage and maintain full control of their encryption keys on Google Cloud Platform. Gemalto’s SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM) and SafeNet KeySecure now both fully support Google Cloud’s Customer-Supplied Encryption Key (CSEK) feature, meaning customers can generate, manage and bring their own encryption keys to protect data and workloads in Google Cloud Storage and Compute Engine.

A recent study by 451 Research found a third of organizations currently work with four or more cloud vendors. The ability to control all data encryption and key management operations across all cloud services providers helps companies ensure they have total control of their encrypted data, enabling them to protect their most sensitive information and meet compliance mandates.

“Many cloud service providers are offering variations of flexible key management such as bring-your-own-key (BYOK) and hold-your-own-key (HYOK).This is a big step in helping organizations leverage the growing number of cloud-based applications and services, while maintaining full control of their encryption keys across all of the cloud providers they use,” said Todd Moore, senior vice president of encryption products at Gemalto.

By integrating with Google’s CSEK functionality, companies including those in highly regulated industries can use an on premise SafeNet Luna HSM to generate, manage and retain complete control of keys to secure sensitive data on Google Cloud Platform. Companies also have the choice to decide what level of key ownership and control is desired when migrating operations, workloads and data to Google Cloud Platform. Gemalto’s SafeNet data encryption solutions make it easy to work across multiple clouds by centralizing encryption and key management allowing organizations to:

  • Gain visibility and control to consistently and effectively enforce security controls
  • Simplify monitoring and auditing of encryption and key management operations to demonstrate compliance with internal policies, industry standards like Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) or HIPAA and government mandates like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Reduce the burden on IT to manage multiple security services across each cloud platform

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

Tauri Cox
North America
+1 512 257 3916
tauri.cox@gemalto.com
Sophie Dombres
Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 55 36 57 38
sophie.dombres@gemalto.com
Jaslin Huang
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 3005
jaslin.huang@gemalto.com
Enriqueta Sedano
Latin America
+52 5521221422
enriqueta.sedano@gemalto.com

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شركة جيمالتو تتيح لعملاء منصة سحابة جوجل إمكانية التشفير المرن وإدارة المفاتيح

الفرصة متاحة أمام عملاء جوجل لاستخدام حلول تشفير البيانات ““SafeNet من شركة جيمالتو لتأمين بياناتهم الحساسة الموجودة على السحابة

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة – 4 ديسمبر2017 – أعلنت شركة جيمالتو، الشركة الرائدة في مجال الأمن الرقمي (ومسجلة في بورصة يورورنكست تحت الرمز NL0000400653 GTO )، عن أنها تتيح لعملاء منصة جوجل السحابية إمكانية إدارة مفاتيح التشفير على تلك المنصة كما أنها تتيح لهم إمكانية التحكم الكامل فيها، حيث تُستخدم وحدات أمن الأجهزة SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM)  وSafeNet KeySecure في الفترة الحالية في دعم خاصية مفتاح التشفير الخاص بالعميل (CSEK)، مما يعني أنه يمكن للعملاء وضع مفاتيح التشفير وإدارتها من أجل حماية البيانات وأحمال العمل الموجودة في منصة غوغل كلاود ستوريج وكوبيوت إنجين.

كشفت دراسة حديثة أجرتها 451 جهة بحث أن ثلث المنظمات تعمل مع أربعة موردين سحابيين أو أكثر. علمًا بأن القدرة على التحكم في جميع عمليات تشفير البيانات وإدارة المفاتيح في جميع الخدمات السحابية تتيح للشركات التحكم في بيناتها المشفرة، مما يمكنها من حماية أكثر معلوماتها حساسية والوفاء بالتزاماتها.

وقد صرح السيد تود موور، النائب الأول لرئيس قسم منتجات التشفير بشركة جيمالتو، قائلًا “يوفر العديد من مقدمي الخدمات السحابية مجموعة متنوعة ومرنة من أساليب إدارة المفاتيح نحو “ضع مفتاحك الخاص (BYOK)” و”أمسك مفتاحك الخاص (HYOK)، مما يمثل خطوة وثابة في ميدان مساعدة المنظمات في الاستفادة من زيادة عدد التطبيقات والخدمات السحابية فضلًا عن التحكم بصورة كاملة في مفاتيح التشفير لدى جميع مقدمي الخدمات السحابية التي تستعين بهم.

هذا ومن خلال الاستعانة بآلية مفتاح التشفير الخاص بالعميل، يمكن للشركات، بما في ذلك تلك التي تزاول نشاطها في قطاعات خاضعة للوائح صارمة، استخدام وحدة أمن الأجهزة “SafeNet Luna” في المبنى، لوضع المفاتيح وإدارتها والاستمرار في التحكم بها بشكل كامل لتأمين البينات الحساسة الموجودة في منصة جوجل السحابية. وبالإضافة إلى ذلك، تتمتع الشركات أيضًا بخيار تحديد المستوى المطلوب من ملكية المفاتيح والتحكم بها عند نقل العمليات وأحمال الأعمال والبيانات على منصة سحابة جوجل. كما تعمل حلول تشفير البينات “SafeNet” الصادرة عن شركة جيمالتو على تسهيل العمل عبر العديد من السحب عن طريق إدخال نظام المركزية على عملية التشفير وإدارة المفاتيح مما يتيح للمنظمات مل يلي:

  • الرؤية والتحكم لمواصلة تعزيز الضوابط الأمنية بشكل فعال
  • تسهيل الإشراف على عمليات التشفير وإدارة المفاتيح لإبراز الامتثال للسياسات الداخلية، والمعايير القطاعية مثل معيار أمن بيانات قطاع بطاقات الدفع (PCI-DSS) أو نظام حماية معلومات المرضى الأمريكي (HIPAA) والأوامر الحكومية مثل لائحة حماية البيانات العامة الأوروبية (GDPR)
  • تخفيف العبء عن إدارات تقنية المعلومات فيما يتعلق بإدارة العديد من الخدمات الأمنية في كل منصة سحابية

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نبذة عن جيمالتو

شركة جيمالتو (المدرجة في بورصة يورونيكست تحت الرمز NL0000400653 GTO) هي الشركة الرائدة عالمياً في مجال الأمن الرقمي،, بعائدات سنوية بلغت 3.1 مليار يورو في عام 2016 وعملاء في أكثر من 180 بلداً. نحن نحقق الثقة في عالم متزايد الترابط. نحن نحقق الثقة في عالم متزايد الترابط.

من البرمجيات الآمنة إلى القياسات البيومترية وعمليات التشفير، تمكّن تقنياتنا وخدماتنا الشركات والحكومات من التحقق من الهويات وحماية البيانات كي تبقى آمنة كما أنها تمكّن الخدمات في الأجهزة الشخصية، والكيانات المرتبطة والسحابة الحاسوبية وما بينها.

تقع حلول جيمالتو في القلب من الحياة العصرية، من عمليات الدفع إلى أمن المؤسسات وإنترنت الأشياء. فنحن نتحقق من هوية الأشخاص، والمعاملات والكيانات، والبيانات المشفرة ونخلق قيمة للبرمجيات – بحيث نمكّن عملاءنا من تقديم خدمات رقمية آمنة لمليارات الأفراد والأشياء.

لدينا أكثر من 15,000 موظف يعملون انطلاقاً من 112 مكتباً، و43 مركزاً للتخصيص والبيانات، و30 مركز أبحاث وبرمجيات في 48 دولة.

للمزيد من المعلومات، قم بزيارة www.gemalto.com، أو تابعنا على تويتر عبر @gemalto.

 

جهات الاتصال الإعلامية لشركة جيمالتو:

توري كوكس
أمريكا الشمالية
3916 257 512 1+
tauri.cox@gemalto.com

صوفي دومبريس
أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا
38 57 36 55 42 4 33+
sophie.dombres@gemalto.com

جاسلين هوانغ
منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ
3005 6317 65+
jaslin.huang@gemalto.com

إنريكيتا سيدانو
أمريكا اللاتينية
5521221422 52+
enriqueta.sedano@gemalto.com

لا يُعتبر نص هذا الإصدار الصحفي المُترجم صيغة رسمية بأي حال من الأحوال. النسخة الموثوقة الوحيدة هي الصادرة بلغتها الأصلية وهي الإنجليزية، وهي التي يُحتكم إليها في حال وجود اختلاف مع الترجمة.