GEMPLUS’ SMART TECHNOLOGY MARCHES INTO THE DEFENCE SECTOR Monday 8 January 2001 PDF Print Gemplus, the world’s smart business leader, has identified the defence market as the next sector to see a marked increase in the take up of secure smart solutions. Already, several security solutions based on Gemplus core hardware have achieved CAPS (CESG Assisted Products Scheme) approval and are currently being used by the Ministry of Defence. The CAPS scheme verifies security products to HMG cryptographic standards, meaning that they are formally approved for use by HMG to protect sensitive government data. Gemplus gained initial exposure in the defence market through partnership with Topsoft Ltd, a specialist provider of IT security solutions. Topsoft is supplying its own security products, based on Gemplus’ GemSAFE technology, to Government Departments. All are designed to offer exceptionally high security assurance and, where required in specific customer environments, individual components have been submitted for CAPS approval. One of the main areas of focus for Gemplus over the coming months will be that of securing access to the mission-critical information held within defence organisations. The MoD demands much higher security controls than other organisations due to the nature of the information it holds. However, employees must be able to access certain pieces of information, and must be able to gain access to rooms to work efficiently, even those containing computers storing highly sensitive information. Andrew Leigh, Head of E-Business Security at Gemplus, says, "The consequences of security breaches can be disastrous - but they are avoidable. Defence organisations must be able to empower employees to access information when they need to, but this must be in a controlled and managed way to protect highly confidential information. This is where Gemplus’ smart access solutions such as GemSAFE come into the picture." About Gemplus: For more information, visit: http://www.gemplus.com About Topsoft Ltd: Topsoft Ltd develop and market a range of token based computer security solutions that enable users to leverage the power of electronic documentation and communication without compromising the security and integrity of the information held within. With investment from 3i plc, Topsoft have developed solutions that include second layer user authentication on Windows 2000 and NT and transparent cryptographic protection for sensitive files. Products are designed to offer exceptionally high security assurance and, where required in specific customer environments, individual components have been submitted for CAPS approval. Topsoft’s products are installed at several major Government Departments including the Inland Revenue and many of the UK’s FTSE100 listed companies. For further information please visit http://www.topsoft-security.com Topsoft Ltd. Ian Hale email@example.com 0208 275 0808 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.