Frost & Sullivan has awarded Thales with the 2019 Global Company of the Year award for the Gemalto digital ID wallet with advanced features, certified security, privacy and strong performance, the company announced.
After finalizing the purchase of Gemalto in 2019, Thales has been working on developing a mobile government-to-citizen identification solution compliant with identity security standards and regulations. Governments can use the Gemalto digital ID wallet to release digital versions of IDs such as driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration cards, passports, and health insurance cards. Identification can be performed in person, online or shared in a secure and private manner through a smartphone. This improves remote onboarding and can be customized for any ecosystem.
“Thales truly goes above and beyond to protect a user’s confidential information by equipping its Thales Gemalto mobile ID solutions with the latest multi-layered security techniques such as encryption, obfuscation, jailbreak detection, and Common Criteria certified advanced White Box Crypto solutions,” said Danielle VanZandt, Industry Analyst, in a prepared statement. “The company’s app safeguards a user’s private information while giving them complete control over data sharing with certain individuals or organizations.”
The backend platform makes the digital ID available as a solution or as-a-Service model, addressing the need for Identification-as-a-Service and Authentication-as-a-Service.
“With the acquisition of Gemalto, Thales serves more than 30,000 entities with its authentication and data encryption technologies, is entrusted by more than 200 public authorities with their government programs and has contributed to over 20 successful digital identity services and mobile ID initiatives around the world,” noted Industry Analyst Danielle VanZandt. “With such unrivaled experience in identity and document verification, authentication, digital signatures, biometrics, mobile device, and software security, Thales Digital Identity & Security division masters the full chain of trust and is expected to continue excelling in the global mobile ID market.”