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Gemalto and Ponemon Institute Study: Big gaps emerge between countries on attitudes towards data protection in the cloud

  • Study reveals regional disparities in adoption of cloud security: German businesses almost twice as likely to secure confidential or sensitive information in the cloud (61%) than British (35%), Brazilian (34%) and Japanese (31%) organizations
  • Half of global organizations believe that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) is at risk in the cloud
  • Over half (57%) think using the cloud increases compliance risk

Amsterdam, January 16,  2018- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, can today reveal that while the vast majority of global companies (95%) have adopted cloud services[1], there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions.

The findings – part of a Gemalto commissioned Ponemon Institute “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study” – found that organizations in the UK (35%), Brazil (34%) and Japan (31%) are less cautious than those in Germany (61%) when sharing sensitive and confidential information stored in the cloud with third parties. The study surveyed more than 3,200 IT and IT security practitioners worldwide to gain a better understanding of the key trends in data governance and security practices for cloud-based services.Picture.jpg

Germany’s lead in cloud security extends to its application of controls such as encryption and tokenization. The majority (61%) of German organizations revealed they secure sensitive or confidential information while being stored in the cloud environment, ahead of the US (51%) and Japan (50%). The level or security applied increases further still when data is sent and received by the business, rising to 67% for Germany, with Japan (62%) and India (61%) the next highest.

Crucially, however, over three quarters (77%) of organizations across the globe recognize the importance of having the ability to implement cryptologic solutions, such as encryption. This is only set to increase, with nine in 10 (91%) believing this ability will become more important over the next two years – an increase from 86% last year.

Managing privacy and regulation in the cloud

Despite the growing adoption of cloud computing and the benefits that it brings, it seems that global organizations are still wary. Worryingly, half report that payment information (54%) and customer data (49%) are at risk when stored in the cloud. Over half (57%) of global organizations also believe that using the cloud makes them more likely to fall foul of privacy and data protection regulations, slightly down from 62% in 2016.

Due to this perceived risk, almost all (88%) believe that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require changes in cloud governance, with two in five (37%) stating it would require significant changes. As well as difficulty in meeting regulatory requirements, three-quarters of global respondents (75%) also reported that it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection regulations in a cloud environment than on premise networks, with France (97%) and the US (87%) finding this the most complex, just ahead of India (83%).

Head in the clouds

Despite the prevalence of cloud usage, the study found that there is a gap in awareness within businesses about the services being used. Only a quarter (25%) of IT and IT security practitioners revealed they are very confident they know all the cloud services their business is using, with a third (31%) confident they know.

Looking more closely, shadow IT may be continuing to cause challenges. Over half of Australian (61%), Brazilian (59%) and British (56%) organizations are not confident they know all the cloud computing apps, platform or infrastructure services their organization is using. Confidence is higher elsewhere, with only around a quarter in Germany (27%), Japan (27%) and France (25%) not confident.

Fortunately, the vast majority (81%) believe that having the ability to use strong authentication methods to access data and applications in the cloud is essential or very important. Businesses in Australia are the keenest to see authentications put in place, with 92% agreeing it would help ensure only authorised people could access certain data and applications in the cloud, ahead of India (85%) and Japan (84%).

“While it’s good to see some countries like Germany taking the issue of cloud security seriously, there is a worrying attitude emerging elsewhere,” said Jason Hart, CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto. “This may be down to nearly half believing the cloud makes it more difficult to protect data, when the opposite is true.

“The benefit of the cloud is its convenience, scalability and cost control in offering options to businesses that they would not be able to access or afford on their own, particularly when it comes to security. However, while securing data is easier, there should never be an assumption that cloud adoption means information is automatically secure. Just look at the recent Accenture and Uber breaches as examples of data in the cloud that has been left exposed. No matter where data is, the appropriate controls like encryption and tokenization need to be placed at the source of the data. Once these are in place, any issues of compliance should be resolved.”

Research methodology

This research was conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Gemalto with 3,285 IT and IT security practitioners surveyed across the US (575), UK (405), Australia (244), Germany (492), France (293), Japan (424), India (497) and Brazil (355).

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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:
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North America
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Europe Middle East & Africa
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Asia Pacific
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Latin America
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[1] https://www.rightscale.com/lp/2017-state-of-the-cloud-report?campaign=70170000000vFyc

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‫دراسة جيمالتو ومعهد بونيمون: ظهور فجوات كبيرة بين البلدان بخصوص التوجهات بشأن حماية البيانات في السحابة الحاسوبية

  • الدراسة تكشف تباينات إقليمية في اعتماد الأمن السحابي: تضاعف احتمالية تأمين الشركات الألمانية للمعلومات السرية أو الحساسة في السحابة بنسبة (61٪) مقارنة بالمؤسسات البريطانية بنسبة (35٪)، والبرازيلية بنسبة (34٪) واليابانية بنسبة (31٪)
  • تعتقد نصف المنظمات العالمية أن معلومات الدفع (54٪) وبيانات العملاء (49٪) معرضة للخطر في السحابة
  • يعتقد أكثر من النصف (57٪) بأن استخدام السحابة يزيد من مخاطر الامتثال

دبي، الإمارات 16 يناير 2018– تكشف جيمالتو، الرائدة على مستوى العالم في مجال الأمن الرقمي، اليوم عن أن الغالبية العظمى من الشركات العالمية (95٪) قد اعتمدت الخدمات السحابية[1] وأن هناك فجوة واسعة في مستوى الاحتياطات الأمنية التي تطبقها الشركات في الأسواق المختلفة. وقد أقرت المنظمات أنه يتم فقط تأمين خُمسي (40٪) البيانات المخزنة في السحابة عن طريق التشفير والحلول الإدارية الرئيسية.Picture.jpg

وقد أظهرت النتائج – وهي جزء من تكليف جيمالتو لمعهد بونيمون للقيام “بدراسة أمن البيانات السحابية العالمية لعام 2018” – أن المؤسسات في المملكة المتحدة (35%) والبرازيل (34%) واليابان (31%) أقل حذرًا من تلك الموجودة في المانيا (61%) عند مشاركة المعلومات السرية والحساسة المخزنة على السحابة مع الأطراف الخارجية. وقد استطلعت الدراسة آراء أكثر من 3,200 من المستخدمين لتقنية المعلومات في جميع أنحاء العالم من أجل التوصل إلى فهم أفضل للاتجاهات الرئيسية في إدارة البيانات والممارسات الأمنية للخدمات القائمة على السحابة.

تتسع ريادة ألمانيا في مجال أمن السحابة الحاسوبية لتشمل تطبيق ضوابط مثل التشفير والترميز. وقد كشفت الأغلبية (61٪) من المؤسسات الألمانية أنها تؤمِّن معلومات حساسة أو سرية خلال تخزينها في البيئة السحابية، متقدمةً على الولايات المتحدة (51٪) واليابان (50٪). ويزداد مستوى الأمن المطبق عندما تُرسل الشركة البيانات أو تتلقاها، بحيث يرتفع إلى 67% بالنسبة لألمانيا و(62%) بالنسبة لليابان ويليهما في الترتيب الهند بنسبة (61%).

وبالرغم من ذلك، تُدرك أكثر من ثلاثة أرباع (77٪) المؤسسات في جميع أنحاء العالم أهمية تنفيذ حلول التعمية، مثل التشفير. ومن المتوقع أن تزداد هذه النسبة فيما بعد، حيث يعتقد تسعة من كل 10 (91٪) أن هذه الإمكانية سوف تصبح أكثر أهمية على مدى العامين المقبلين – زيادة بنسبة 86٪ مقارنة بالعام الماضي.

إدارة الخصوصية والتنظيم في السحابة

على الرغم من تزايد اعتماد الحوسبة السحابية والفوائد التي تجلبها، يبدو أن المنظمات العالمية لا زالت تتوخى الحذر. ومما يثير القلق أن نصف المؤسسات تعتقد أن معلومات الدفع (54٪) وبيانات العملاء (49٪) معرضة للخطر عند تخزينها في السحابة. وتعتقد أكثر من نصف المؤسسات العالمية (57٪) أن استخدام السحابة يجعلها أكثر عرضة لانتهاك الخصوصية ولوائح حماية البيانات، بانخفاض بسيط من 62٪ في عام 2016.

تعتقد جميع المؤسسات تقريبًا (88٪) أنه بسبب هذا الخطر المتصور فإن اللائحة العامة الجديدة لحماية البيانات ستتطلب إجراء تغييرات في الحوكمة السحابية، حيث أكد اثنان من أصل خمسة (37٪) أنها تتطلب تغييرات كبيرة. وإلى جانب الصعوبة في تلبية المتطلبات التنظيمية، ذكر ثلاثة أرباع المشاركين على مستوى العالم (75٪) أن إدارة لوائح حماية البيانات والخصوصية أكثر تعقيدًا في البيئة السحابية مقارنة بالشبكات المحلية بنسبة (97٪) في فرنسا و(87٪) في الولايات المتحدة وتأتي الهند بعدهما بنسبة (83٪).

الاتجاه إلى استخدام النظم السحابية

على الرغم من انتشار استخدام نظام السحابة، وجدت الدراسة أن هناك فجوة في الوعي داخل الشركات حول الخدمات المستخدمة. ولم يكشف سوى ربع (25%) المستخدمين لتكنولوجيا المعلومات عن ثقتهم التامة من معرفتهم بجميع الخدمات السحابية التي تستخدمها الشركات الخاصة بهم، مع ثقة الثلث (31%) في معرفتهم بتلك الخدمات.

وعند إمعان النظر في ذلك، قد تظل تقنية معلومات “الظل” في فرض تحديات على المستخدمين. فهناك أكثر من نصف الشركات الأسترالية (61%) والبرازيلية (59%) والبريطانية (56%) غير واثقين من معرفتهم بجميع تطبيقات الحوسبة السحابية، أو المنصات أو خدمات البنية التحتية التي تستخدمها الشركة. وتزداد الثقة في أماكن أخرى، حيث لا يوجد سوى قرابة الربع في ألمانيا (27%) واليابان (27%) وفرنسا (25%) ممن يفتقرون إلى الثقة في هذا الصدد.

ولحسن الحظ، فإن الغالبية العظمى (81%) يعتقدون أن القدرة على استخدام أساليب مصادقة قوية للوصول إلى البيانات والتطبيقات في نظام السحابة أمر ضروري أو في غاية الأهمية. والشركات في أستراليا هي الأكثر حرصًا على تطبيق المصادقة، حيث يرى 92% أنها سوف تساعد الأشخاص المصرح لهم فقط على الوصول إلى بعض البيانات والتطبيقات المحددة في السحابة، متقدمة بذلك على الهند (85%) واليابان (84%).

يشير سيباستيان بافي، الرئيس التقني لحماية البيانات في Gemalto، قائلاً “في حين أنه من الجيد أن نرى بعض الدول مثل ألمانيا تأخذ مسألة الأمن السحابي على محمل الجد، إلا أن هناك اتجاه مثير للقلق يظهر في مكان آخر”. وأضاف “قد يرى ما يقرب من النصف أن السحابة تجعل من عملية حماية البيانات أمرًا أكثر صعوبة، في حين أن العكس هو الصحيح.

“إن فوائد السحابة تتمثل في الراحة وإمكانية التطوير والتحكم في التكلفة عند تقديم خيارات للشركات التي لن تكون لديها القدرة على الوصول إلى تلك الخدمات أو تحمل تكاليفها، لا سيما عندما يتعلق الأمر بالأمن. إلا أنه وفي حين أصبحت عملية تأمين البيانات أكثر سهولة، فإنه لا ينبغي أبدًا افتراض أن اعتماد السحابة يعني أن المعلومات يتم تأمينها بطريقة تلقائية. ويمكنك إلقاء نظرة فقط على الاختراقات التي حدثت مؤخرًا في شركات أكسنتشر وأوبر كمثالين على بيانات في السحابة الحاسوبية تُركت معرضة للمخاطر. وبغض النظر عن المكان الذي توجد به البيانات، يجب استخدام الضوابط المناسبة مثل التشفير والترميز مع مصدر البيانات. وبمجرد القيام بذلك، سوف تنتهي أي مشكلة تتعلق بالامتثال”.

منهجية البحث

تولى معهد بونيمون Ponemon Institute إجراء هذا البحث بالنيابة عن جيمالتو مع 3,285 من مستخدمي تقنية المعلومات الذين شملهم الاستطلاع في الولايات المتحدة (575) والمملكة المتحدة (405) وأستراليا (244) وألمانيا (492) وفرنسا (293) واليابان (424 ) والهند (497) والبرازيل (355).

المصادر

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.

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.

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مسؤولو الاتصالات الإعلامية في جيمالتو:

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أمريكا الشمالية
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tauri.cox@gemalto.com
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أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا
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3005 6317 65+
jaslin.huang@gemalto.com
نريكيتا سيدانو
أمريكا اللاتينية
5521221422 52+
enriqueta.sedano@gemalto.com

[1] https://www.rightscale.com/lp/2017-state-of-the-cloud-report?campaign=70170000000vFyc

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‫شركة Gemalto تُدشّن أول بطاقة بيومترية EMV للمدفوعات اللاتلامسية

  • المصادقة البيومترية تحل محل كود التعريف الشخصي، مما يعمل على تسهيل المعاملات اللاتلامسية ذات القيمة الأعلى
  • ضمان أقصى حماية شخصية عن طريق عمليات التسجيل الآمنة داخل الفروع وتخزين البيانات البيومترية الحساسة على البطاقة
  • لا توجد مشكلات بشأن عمر البطارية – إذ يتم تشغيل بطاقة المجسات البيومترية عن طريق وحدة الدفع

أمستردام، 4 يناير 2018 – وقع الاختيار على شركة Gemalto، الرائدة على مستوى العالم في مجال الأمن الرقمي (والمسجلة في بورصة يورونيكست تحت الرمز NL0000400653 GTO)، من جانب بنك Bank of Cyprus لتوفير أول بطاقة للدفع ذات الواجهات البيومترية المزدوجة EMV  على مستوى العالم للمدفوعات التلامسية وغير التلامسية. يمكن استخدام تقنية التعرف على بصمة الإصبع بدلاً من كود التعريف الشخصي لمصادقة حامل البطاقة، حيث إن البطاقة متوافقة مع محطات الدفع الحالية المثبتة بالفعل في الدولة. عندما يضع العملاء بصمة الإصبع على المجس، يتم أداء مقارنة بين بصمة الإصبع الممسوحة ضوئياً والبيانات البيومترية المرجعية المخزنة بشكل آمن على البطاقة.
تعمل بطاقة المجسات البيومترية عن طريق محطة الدفع ولا تتطلب بطارية مدمجة؛ وهذا يعني عدم وجود قيود جراء عمر البطارية أو عدد المعاملات.

حل بيومتري وعملية تسجيل مصممتان لضمان أمثل لخصوصية المستخدم

تقوم بطاقة الدفع المزودة بمجسات بيومترية الخاصة بشركة Gemalto على مبدأ أن البيانات البيومترية يجب أن تظل دائماً في أيدي المستخدمين النهائيين. سوف يُكمل عملاء بنك Bank of Cyprus عملية التسجيل السريعة في فروع البنك، باستخدام تابلت Gemalto المصمم لهذا الحل. ولقد روعي في تصميم عملية تخصيص البيانات البيومترية وتفعيل البطاقة أن يغنيا عن نقل البيانات البيومترية عبر الأثير لضمان حماية سرية البيانات. يتم تخزين نموذج بصمة الإصبع الذي تم التقاطه أثناء عملية التسجيل على البطاقة فقط.Picture.jpg

وفي معرض تعليقه على هذه المناسبة، قال Bertrand Knopf، نائب الرئيس التنفيذي للمعاملات البنكية والدفع لدى شركة Gemalto، “سيكون عملاء بنك Bank of Cyprus أول من يستمتع بسهولة المعاملات البيومترية باستخدام بطاقات الدفع اللاتلامسية على مستوى العالم” وأضاف “روعي في تصميم بطاقة الدفع المزودة بمجسات بيومترية من شركة Gemalto لتوفير أقصى قدر من الحماية وسرية البيانات. يعد استخدام البيانات البيومترية لعمليات الدفع اللاتلامسية عملية طبيعية حيث إنه يتواءم بشكل طبيعي مع الإيماءة المستخدمة للدفع. وهو يتيح تجربة مستخدم أفضل، مما يتيح مقدارًا أعلى من المعاملات دون إدخال رقم التعريف الشخصي مع الاستفادة من السهولة التي توفرها العمليات اللاتلامسية”.

وفي هذا الصدد، قال Stelios Trachonitis، مدير مركز البطاقات من BOC، “في سبيل إتاحة عملية مصادقة سلسة لقطاع المعاملات البنكية، استفادت Gemalto من خبرتها العريضة مع الوثائق الحكومية الآمنة والقيادة في المعاملات البيومترية” وتابع “سوف يستفيد عملاؤنا من حل الدفع المبتكر هذا مع راحة البال بأن بياناتهم البيومترية لن تغادر يديهم”.

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.

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.

مسؤولو الاتصالات الإعلامية في 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.

Gemalto launches the first biometric EMV card for contactless payments

  • Biometric authentication replaces PIN code facilitating higher value contactless transactions
  • Maximum privacy protection ensured by secure in-branch enrolment process and on-card storage of sensitive biometric information
  • No battery life issues – the biometric sensor card is powered by the payment terminal

Amsterdam, 4 January 2018 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Bank of Cyprus to supply the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments. Using fingerprint recognition instead of a PIN code to authenticate the cardholder, the card is compatible with existing payment terminals already installed in the country. When customers place their fingerprint on the sensor, a comparison is performed between the scanned fingerprint and the reference biometric data securely stored in the card.
The biometric sensor card is powered by the payment terminal and does not require an embedded battery; this means there is no limit from battery life nor on the number of transactions.

A biometric solution and enrolment process designed to ensure optimal user privacy

Gemalto’s biometric sensor payment card is based on the principle that biometric data should always remain in the hands of end users. Bank of Cyprus’ customers will complete the swift enrolment process at the bank’s branches, using Gemalto’s tablet designed for the solution. The biometric personalization and card activation process is designed to avoid transmission of biometric data over the air to ensure that users’ data privacy is protected. The fingerprint template captured during the enrolment process is stored only on the card.

“Bank of Cyprus customers will be first in the world to enjoy biometric convenience on a contactless payment card. Gemalto’s biometric sensor payment card is designed to provide maximum security and data privacy” said Bertrand Knopf, Gemalto’s executive vice president Banking and Payment. “Using biometrics for contactless payments is a natural move as it fits in naturally with the gesture used to pay. It allows a better user experience, enabling higher transaction amounts without entering a PIN while benefiting from the convenience of contactless

“In order to bring seamless authentication to the banking sector, Gemalto has leveraged its extensive expertise from secure government documents and leadership in biometric applications”, said Stelios Trachonitis, Card Centre Manager from BOC “Our customers will benefit from this innovative payment solution with the peace of mind that their biometric data never leaves their hands”

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
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Gemalto research reveals hardware technology companies see 11% increase in earnings following shift to software-based revenue models

  • Nearly all (94%) device makers have invested in software development in the past five years
  • Nine in 10 (88%) believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving growth within the manufacturing industry
  • 84% have changed – or have already changed – their business model to put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue
  • Of the 37% who have made the transition, the average increase in revenue has been 11%

Amsterdam, December 14, 2017 – Surveying 300 business decision makers in device manufacturing firms across five major global markets, Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, reveals that the device manufacturing industry is embracing software over hardware as its primary business model.

The change highlights how crucial software is becoming to device manufacturers, specifically in improving business performance and growing revenue. And, as end-users begin to demand more options and control of their devices and data, entire industries are being forced to change their business models and strategies to cater to their customers.

According to Gemalto’s ‘How Software is Powering the Hardware Renaissance‘ report, the majority (84%) of organizations in the sector are changing how they operate. In fact, nearly four in 10 (37%) have already made a full shift to a software-centric business model, one that places software at the core of how a company delivers value and generates revenue. The research also found that 94% of respondents have increased their investment in software development in the last five years. Germany is leading the charge. All (100%) of German organizations questioned have boosted their software-based services over this time; with France second (98%) and the US (93%) in third.

Substantial benefits

Hardware technology companies are already reaping substantial benefits – of those that have changed their models, the average increase in revenue has been 11%. They expect further growth in the next five years, with the revenue from software projected to rise from 15% to 18%.

As well as revenue growth, businesses that have moved to software-based selling have seen other benefits. Over eight in 10 have driven diversity in hardware with software features (86%), implemented remote feature upgrades (84%) and improved customer experience (84%). Businesses also report having a more flexible strategy that allows them to adapt to market change (79%), better control copy protection (76%) and being more competitive in the market (73%).

These changes are also having a positive impact for employees. The majority of businesses have retrained their employees (64%) and hired new ones (58%), with three in five (61%) also revealing they have or intend to reshuffle employees into different roles.

Opportunities in IoT

With businesses starting to see the potential of the IoT, software-based business models are generating commercial benefits. Around nine in 10 respondents (88%) believe IoT is driving growth in the industry and that IoT itself is a chance to change their company’s business model (85%). Enabling automated upgrades (61%), remote support (57%), collecting usage analytics (54%) and gathering increased and higher quality customer insights (53%) are the main benefits businesses see IoT enabling.

Challenges of software-based selling models

While it may bring substantial benefits and new opportunities, changing from a hardware to a software-based selling model isn’t without challenges. When it comes to practicalities, almost all organisations (96%) that have changed, or are changing, have experienced some difficulties in making the transition work.

Looking at the challenges faced in more detail, one in two (56%) respondents reported that they needed to hire staff with different skills. Around one in three said solutions evolved organically without a central strategy (36%) and managing new sales and operational methodologies with outdated legacy processes (34%), caused challenges in the transition.

“The results of this survey validate what we see on a daily basis with our customers as we help them make this transition,” said Shlomo Weiss, Senior Vice President, Software Monetization at Gemalto. “Companies who adopt software-based revenue models will reap three main benefits: long term relationships with their customers, predictable revenue streams and a clear competitive advantage. From gaining insight into product usage, to pay-per-use payment structures and on to new market penetration – all the companies we surveyed identified a real need to transform how they do business.”

About the survey
Independent technology market research specialist Vanson Bourne surveyed 300 IT decision makers across the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan on behalf of Gemalto, the world leader in digital security. The respondents were from organizations that manufacture software-enabled hardware.

Additional Resources

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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Gemalto rejects unsolicited and conditional proposal by Atos

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security,  
is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis and
create long term value for its stakeholders, including its shareholders

The Atos proposal does not form the basis for constructive engagement as it:

  • fails to provide a compelling strategy versus Gemalto’s standalone prospects;
  • significantly undervalues the Company;
  • fails to adequately address the interests of its various stakeholders;
  • does not offer sufficient deal certainty.

Amsterdam, December 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM – Gemalto N.V. (the Company) announces that it has rejected the unsolicited and conditional proposal by Atos SE (Atos) for a possible recommended cash offer for all issued and outstanding shares of the Company at an offer price of EUR46 per share (cum dividend) set forth in letters received from Atos on 28 November, 8 December and 11 December 2017, and as announced by Atos on 11 December 2017 (the Proposal).

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis and create long term value for its stakeholders, including its shareholders.

Consistent with its fiduciary duties, the Board of Directors, in consultation with its financial advisors Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan and legal advisors Allen & Overy and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, has carefully reviewed and discussed whether the Proposal is in the best interests of the Company, its business and clients, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. After thorough consideration, the Board of Directors has unanimously come to the conclusion that this is not the case.

Philippe Vallée, Gemalto CEO commented: “In 11 years, we have turned Gemalto into a technology Blue-Chip, recognized in over 180 countries throughout the world. In 11 years, the Company has created 5 000 jobs. In 11 years, Gemalto has become the world leader in digital security.

We have taken the measure of the recent changes in our historical markets, taken the responsible decisions and are now focused on leveraging the many opportunities of our fast-growing markets.

We will soon be presenting to our stakeholders our ambitious and substantial development plan for the Company that will focus on the next generation of digital security for companies, governments and citizens worldwide.

Gemalto’s employees, its Board of Directors, its Management team and I are fully aligned and committed to achieving the success of this plan that will benefit our stakeholders, including all our shareholders.”

In its review, the Board of Directors has considered the following topics of particular relevance:

Strategy

Gemalto – the world leader in digital security – is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis and create long term value for its stakeholders, including its shareholders, through its ambitious strategy.

  • Gemalto’s unique technology platform allows it to support clients’ digital security needs across multiple high-growth markets;
  • Gemalto is well advanced in its transition from traditional banking and telecom smartcard markets to fast-growing Government, Enterprise & Cybersecurity and Machine-to-Machine markets;
  • The implementation of Gemalto’s transition plan is already enabling the Company to be more agile and nimble and better serve its clients’ needs. The Proposal is unclear as to critical elements of the combination strategy, integration and potential consequences for its stakeholders;
  • Gemalto is organized to benefit from innovation across its business units and the potential break-up contemplated by Atos through the contribution of Gemalto’s businesses to three separate divisions of Atos (for example the integration of the payments business into Worldline) would negatively impact Gemalto’s performance and ability to best serve its clients.

Valuation

The Board of Directors considers that the Proposal significantly undervalues the Company:

  • The timing of the Proposal is opportunistic: the proposed offer price represents a discount of 27.4% vs. Gemalto’s last 12-month high and a premium of only 3.5%[1] vs. Gemalto’s 12-month average share price. It is made at a time when Gemalto has stabilised its performance following a challenging period;
  • As mentioned, Gemalto is well advanced in the transition from traditional banking and telecom smartcard markets to fast-growing Government, Enterprise & Cybersecurity and Machine-to-Machine markets. The impact of this transition is yet to be reflected in the Company’s share price as its strategy and positioning around these growth segments will be detailed during the forthcoming Capital Markets Day;
  • The proposed offer price of EUR46 per share does not reflect Gemalto’s leadership positions in these fast-growing segments, and is well below the valuation levels of companies involved in highly strategic Government and Cybersecurity activities;
  • The Proposal does not adequately reflect a fair sharing of synergies accruing from the potential combination, which Atos believes to be substantial.

Deal certainty

The Proposal does not provide adequate deal certainty, given the significant conditionality attached to it, and the likely execution risks involved in the proposed transaction. In particular, the Proposal does not contain a substantiated explanation on, and analysis of, the envisaged anti-trust, CFIUS and other clearance procedures. It lacks details on timing, risks and potential remedies that would be offered to ensure completion. In addition, the proposed merger protocol contains a number of off-market, unclear, unusual and unacceptable terms and conditions.

Stakeholders

The Proposal falls short in addressing the interests of the Company, its business and clients, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The Proposal provides very limited protection for Gemalto’s other stakeholders, mentioning only a small number of general topics, and falls short of actual and concrete commitments. The Proposal fails to include important non-financial commitments customary for a friendly recommended transaction of this size and nature, including, but not limited to, commitments on no-redundancies, customer approach, and the required fair dealing and protection of the interest of any remaining minority shareholders if the offer were to be declared unconditional. In addition, the proposed duration of the non-financial covenants is not specified and their enforcement is not safeguarded post potential completion and delisting, leaving the Company’s stakeholders essentially unprotected.

Atos’ approach

The Board of Directors also note that Atos’ Proposal is not reflective of a friendly and collaborative approach as it was not preceded by customary exploratory discussions, the announcement of the Proposal was done unilaterally and Atos indicated its intention to file an offer memorandum with the AFM irrespective of whether it has reached agreement with Gemalto. The Board of Directors is concerned that this could exemplify cultural differences between the two companies.

Attached to this press release is a copy of the letter that was sent today on behalf of the Board of Directors of Gemalto to Mr Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. In most cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve significant assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.

This is a public announcement by Gemalto N.V. pursuant to section 17 paragraph 1 of the European Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014). This public announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in Gemalto N.V.

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.

Mr Thierry Breton
Chairman and CEO
Atos S.E.
River Ouest
80 quai Voltaire
95877 Bezons Cedex
France

Amsterdam, 13 December 2017

Dear Mr Breton,

We refer to your letters dated 27 November, 8 December and 11 December 2017, as well as to your announcement of 11 December 2017.

The Board (the Board) of Gemalto N.V. (Gemalto or the Company) has, together with its financial advisors Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan and its legal advisors Allen & Overy and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, carefully reviewed and considered your unsolicited and conditional proposal for a possible recommended offer for all issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto N.V. as set forth in your letters and in the draft framework for a merger protocol that you sent in parallel to your letter of 8 December 2017 (the Proposal).

Consistent with its fiduciary duties, the Board has reviewed and discussed whether your Proposal is in the best interests of the Company, its business, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. After thorough consideration the board has unanimously come to the conclusion that this is not the case. In the review by the Board, leading to this conclusion, the following is particularly relevant.

Strategy

We believe that Gemalto – the world leader in digital security – is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis and create long term value for its stakeholders, including its shareholders. As you note in your investor presentation, we have a unique technology platform that allows us to support our clients’ digital security needs across multiple high-growth markets. We are well advanced in transitioning our business towards the higher growth Government, Enterprise, Cybersecurity and Machine-to-Machine end markets. We have grown organically significant businesses in On Demand connectivity platforms for mobile operators and in Authentication as a Service platforms for online services access. The board is confident that Gemalto management will deliver the already announced transition plan and the Company is best positioned to deliver long term value given its current capabilities and positioning. Our transition plan is well underway and will allow us to be more agile and nimble and better serve our clients’ needs going forward.

Your Proposal is unclear as to critical elements of the combined strategy, integration approach and impact on Gemalto, particularly because it lacks a detailed explanation of operational structuring and synergy potential. Gemalto is organized to benefit from innovation across our business units and we believe the potential break-up and contribution to three separate divisions (for example the integration of the payments business into your independent and publicly listed subsidiary Worldline) could negatively impact the propagation of our most advanced technologies and our ability to best serve our clients.  Moreover, we think that there will be significant challenges in combining our businesses in the short term which are not addressed in your proposal. Finally, the synergy framework outlined in your presentation is very high level.

Valuation

The Board considers that the Proposal significantly undervalues the Company and is not reflective of the intrinsic value and prospects of Gemalto.

The timing of your Proposal is opportunistic, seeking to take control of the Company at a price that represents a discount of 27.4% vs. our last 12-month high and a premium of only 3.5%[2] vs. our 12-month average share price and at the time when the Company has stabilised its performance following a challenging period.

As mentioned, our business mix today is transitioning towards attractive growth activities such as Government, Enterprise & Cybersecurity and Machine-to-Machine, which together accounted for over 55% of our Q3 2017 reported revenue and grew at over 20% year-on-year.  Such businesses, especially at scale, are very scarce and of high strategic value. The impact of this transition is yet to be fully reflected in the Company’s share price and our strategy and positioning around these growth segments will be further detailed during our forthcoming Capital Markets Day.

Your proposed offer price of EUR46 per share corresponds to a valuation which does not reflect our leadership positions in these faster growing segments, and is well below the valuation levels of companies involved in highly strategic Government and Security activities.

In addition, we would expect any Proposal to adequately reflect a fair sharing of synergies accruing from a transaction, which you have indicated you believe to be substantial.

Deal certainty

The Board considers that your Proposal does not provide adequate deal certainty, given the significant conditionality attached to it, and given the execution risks involved in the transaction envisaged by your Proposal. In particular, your Proposal does not contain a substantiated explanation on, and analysis of, the envisaged anti-trust clearance procedures, timing, risks and potential remedies you would be prepared to offer to ensure completion of the contemplated transaction. The same applies in respect of any other regulatory clearances that may be required, such as CFIUS. In addition, your draft framework for the merger protocol contains a number of off-market, unclear, unusual and unacceptable terms and conditions, that give further serious concerns on deal certainty.

Stakeholders

Importantly, the Board concludes that your Proposal is not sufficient in addressing the interests of the Company, its business, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

We are continually developing our business in response to the constantly evolving needs of our customers, with whom we develop innovative solutions through trusted and long-term relationships. Our business is key to the governments and citizens that we serve in the area of data security, data privacy and confidentiality.

We put a strong focus on developing solutions that help tackle some of society’s major challenges, ranging from financial inclusion to efficient and accessible health and welfare services. We continuously maintain significant commercial and technical investments, as we believe these will contribute over the long-term to the progress of the mobile and digital society for our customers and for citizens. For example our investments contribute to the continuous global interoperability of mobile telephony systems and card payment systems, as well as the global deployment of interoperable digital identity systems that people, companies and governments can trust, such as electronic ID documents and their fully digital equivalents such as trusted digital driver licenses on mobile phones.

Your draft framework for a merger protocol provides only for very limited protection of our stakeholders. This is not in line with market practice, and is not in line with a friendly recommended transaction. In this respect, your Proposal mentions only a small number of general topics, without mentioning actual and concrete commitments. Important non-financial covenants (NFCs) customary for a friendly recommended transaction of this size and nature are not included in your Proposal, including, but not limited to, those on no-redundancies, continued R&D, approach to customers, the employees’ savings plans, the employee share option plan, and the required fair dealing and protection of the interest of any remaining minority shareholders after your offer would be declared unconditional. In addition, the proposed duration of the NFCs is not specified, and the enforcement of the NFCs is not safeguarded post-completion and delisting, leaving our other stakeholders essentially unprotected.

Your approach

We also noted that your approach in making your Proposal is not reflective of a truly friendly and collaborative approach. On 28 November 2017, your first letter on the Proposal was delivered to our CEO without customary preceding explorative discussions. Following our communication to you that we would revert on or before the 15 December 2017, on 11 December 2017 you announced the Proposal unilaterally without prior consultation. In your announcement of the Proposal you also indicated that you will proceed with filing an offer memorandum with the AFM, irrespective of whether or not you have reached agreement with Gemalto.

This sequence of events and the steps you have chosen to take, have led the Board to believe that your approach, contrary to your statements in your announcement of the Proposal, is not friendly and collaborative. Obviously, the nature of an approach and real signs of a true intention to seek the Board’s support are important for the Board’s consideration of any proposal. We have concerns that this could exemplify cultural differences between our two companies.

Conclusion

After its thorough and careful review, our Board has determined that your Proposal does not, from the perspective of Gemalto, have a sufficiently substantiated strategic rationale and fails to adequately address the consequences it will have for Gemalto’s business. Furthermore, the Board has determined that your Proposal significantly undervalues the Company, is highly conditional and uncertain and fails to adequately address the interests of our various stakeholders. As such, your Proposal does not form a basis for constructive engagement.

Thank you for your proposal and for your interest in our Company.

Very truly yours,

Alex Mandl

Chairman of the Board

Phillipe Vallée

Chief Executive Officer

[1] As of market close on 11 December 2017

[2] As of market close on 11 December 2017

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