Amsterdam, September 23, 2014 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has launched Ezio Armored Application, an entirely software-based solution that enables banks to quickly deploy secure eBanking applications on any PC. Ezio Armored Application secures eBanking end users against the latest generation of fraudulent and malicious cyber-attacks. In addition, the solution is particularly efficient, reducing the time of validation processes for web applications by as much as threefold, thus significantly reducing the demands placed on a bank’s IT resources.
Based on a locked down browser running within a dedicated desktop session, Ezio Armored Application establishes a secure connection to the eBanking website to protect against key logging and screen capture. This mechanism makes attacks such as man-in-the-browser or man-in-the-middle significantly more difficult to carry out. Furthermore, it supports in-depth analysis of the security of end-user environments, enabling comprehensive threat evaluation and if required data collection for further assessment.
Alongside enhanced operational efficiency and more robust protection from attacks, Gemalto’s latest secure banking solution also encourages high levels of end-user adoption. For consumers, installing theEzio Armored Application is as straightforward as clicking on a link to download the application. Accessing the banks’ eBanking portal then exactly mirrors the experience of a traditional web browser. By facilitating the introduction of user-friendly PC applications, Ezio Armored Application further boosts the bank’s brand image and identity.
“This very straightforward solution came from our experience working with our banking customers worldwide, constantly adapting our solutions to their legacy systems, handling their country-specific requirements and supporting the evolving threats they have to deal with,” said Håkan Nordfjell, Senior Vice President of e-Banking and e-Commerce at Gemalto. “We leverage Gemalto’s complete range of solutions, which combines secure software and devices, to provide banks with optimal risk management tools. This new addition to Gemalto’s broad eBanking portfolio enables us to perfectly tailor our offering to each of our customer’s needs.”