Gemalto boosts eGovernment adoption by securely combining eID cards and NFC phones
Enables citizens to access online government services using a mobile phone
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces CoesysmGov, an innovative new mobile strong digital authentication solution that enables citizens to access online government services using a combination of their contact less national eID card and NFC phone. As a result, it allows authorities to put in place Trusted National Mobile ID schemes. The federation service provided by CoesysmGov means simplicity and a great user experience: all services can be accessed via just one authentication process (Single Sign On).
CoesysmGov enables citizens to use their phones as an authentication and signature tool with an environment they can trust, opening the door to a rich array of eGov services. These range from social and health provision, such as family, employment or retirement, as well as driver’s license related services and health insurance benefits, to local public services and citizenship including on-line participation and e-voting with both security and privacy.
CoesysmGov helps governments and public authorities to enhance their trusted digital schemes, and deploy a national Mobile ID scheme complementary to identity programs. Authorities can meet the needs of modern, digitally connected societies and realize dramatic increases in the uptake of eGov services. It is also flexible enough to fit perfectly with a government’s existing digital identity and security strategy. For example, the level of authentication can be adapted according to the nature of online services being accessed.
To further simplify the user experience, when used in conjunction with Gemalto’sLinqUs Mobile ID, CoesysmGov supports the creation of derived secure credentials inthe SIM card itself, or inside any other Secure Element available in the mobile phone, or in the cloud.
“The convergence of NFC-enabled mobile devices and the surge of new national eID schemes open up a completely new era for innovative, citizen-centric services,” said FrédéricTrojani, Executive Vice President for Government Programs at Gemalto.“This ultra-convenient solution pairs the security and trust of national eID cards with all the ease of use of a cell phone, a winning combination thatis key to a rapid uptake by citizens.”