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Gemalto Ezio Strong Authentication Solution Provides Multi-Platform eBanking Security for CI Banco’s Customers in Mexico

October 2010 by Marc Jacob

Gemalto and Consultoría International Banco (CI Banco) announced the rollout of Gemalto’s Ezio strong authentication server and One-time Password (OTP) tokens to enhance eBanking security for CI Banco’s customers. This complete, future-proof solution provides CI Banco with the possibility to deploy multiple authentication devices and complies with the latest regulatory standards set by Mexico’s CNBV (“Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores”).

The Gemalto strong authentication solution combines OTP tokens customized for CI Banco with the software platform to create a time-based challenge-response mechanism. This added layer of security ensures the authenticity of the Internet banking session and provides an enhanced level of protection for users when accessing their accounts or performing online transactions.

The solution is based on Gemalto’s Ezio Strong Authentication server, a platform supporting multiple authentication methods (EMV-CAP*, OATH) and devices. The Ezio server also allows CI Banco to strengthen its customer offer with options to expand to other types of authentication devices, including EMV payment cards, connected readers or mobile phones.

“It was very important to partner with a global company which has a proven track record of success, and a strong local presence in Mexico,” commented Ernesto Sandoval Rebollo, Systems Director at CI Banco. “By deploying Gemalto’s complete strong authentication solution, we are reinforcing our leadership in secure internet banking services, on top of our already recognized leadership in the financial exchange market.”

* MasterCard Chip Authentication Program

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