Gemalto launched the Ezio Plug & Sign, a corporate banking device that tackles automated clearinghouse and wire transfer fraud.
The Ezio Plug & Sign is a zero footprint device that provides a secure Web browser for online banking, also called a “safe zone,” to overcome the risks of an open online environment. In addition it provides the ability to extend the services that can be offered to the users, including secure email, secure electronic bank account management and secure statement viewing.
To use the customer plugs the USB device into any computer, launching a safe online portal that permits them to review, approve and sign all types and volumes of banking transactions without risk. With Ezio Plug & Sign corporate users and consumers can safely log into any online banking session and be assured of the session integrity even if the platform they connect from has been compromised.
“In the U.S. alone, the FBI is investigating more than 400 cases of ACH and wire transfer fraud resulting in losses of approximately $85 million,” said Adam Dolby, Gemalto eBanking manager for the Americas.
PKI-ready, Ezio Plug & Sign integrates a smart card secure microprocessor and operating system and is built on Gemalto’s Ezio technology already used by more than 40 million bank customers worldwide.
This upgradeable, multi-application platform can be remotely managed, enabling banks to update certificates and deploy new services and applications without the need for new hardware.
Available now for the North American markets, Ezio Plug & Sign is IdenTrust compliant and can help U.S. banks comply with recent FFIEC guidelines.