Gemalto announced the commercial launch of Ezio Optical TAN, an optical authentication reader for online banking designed for the German market.
The size of a credit card, the Gemalto reader fits in a wallet along with the banking card. Ezio Optical TAN is compliant with the latest German handheld device standard and leverages the security of the Secure Chip Card Operating System banking cards.
With Ezio Optical TAN, online customers can e-banking anywhere at any time. Users just present the device in front of their computer screen and optical sensors capture the data they would normally enter from the reader keypad to carry out and sign online transactions. No software needs to be installed to use the device.
The Gemalto product is part of an extended family of authentication and digital signature solutions that includes notably readers, tokens, software and services. Gemalto has already delivered Ezio authentication solutions to leading banks in Asia, Europe and the Americas.