Gemplus Launches GEMobileIT

Tuesday 17 February 2004 11:29 CET | News

Gemplus has launched its SIM solution for accessing data over Public WLAN, GEMobileIT. GEMobileIT is a package comprised of software, a smart card combining SIM card and enterprise security functions, and a smart card reader.

The pack is designed to authenticate the WLAN user to the network operator and to provide secure access to the users corporate network and data. Once installed on the PC, it manages the operator / end-user authentication over the WLAN, and then automatically runs the enterprise VPN authentication. It guarantees the most secure connection over public hotspots by linking into the GSM infrastructure, thereby benefiting from the roaming, billing and authentication infrastructure already deployed by mobile operators. It stores corporate credentials, authenticating end-users to their Virtual Private Network within the same smart card. The GEMobileIT software manages access to the smart card from different locations (USB reader or GPRS/WLAN PC card) and provides user convenience through single PIN management for both WLAN and VPN authentication. Separately, Gemplus is doing research with Intel Corporation on the implementation of a generic mechanism that secures the channel directly between the SIM card, wherever it resides, and the trusted terminal (laptop, PDA, etc.) used to access a WLAN.

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