Cartes 2006 Paris, France ? November 6th, 2006 ? WorldCell, the leading provider of voice and data wireless services to the US Government outside the United States, is bringing enterprise security to mobile devices with the launch of the WorldCell MULTOS SIM, and an advanced end-to-end encrypted text messaging solution for enterprises.
The WorldCell MULTOS SIM with encrypted messaging ensures that SMS communications between employees are secure. The new WorldCell mobile security solutions were developed by Mobile-Mind, a WorldCell subsidiary, and will be demonstrated at the MULTOS stand this week at Cartes 2006. WorldCell has adopted this advanced MULTOS solution for its own customers under its Viking Network brand.
?MULTOS is the ideal platform for our Viking SIM and enables WorldCell to continue to provide its customers with innovative wireless solutions.? said Greg Buckman, WorldCell VP of Sales and Marketing, ?As the leading provider of voice and data services to the US Government outside the US, we are excited about the levels of mobile security we will now be able to provide with the MULTOS SIM.
In addition, WorldCell will demonstrate Secure Home Banking and Guaranteed Payments with a mobile device, by combining the MULTOS SIM and a Chip Authentication application based on the ?EMV? standard. As more payment cardholders receive one-time password generators that work with their Chip & PIN cards to enable home banking and online shopping, the MULTOS SIM provides the same security on their mobile device, without the need for card readers.
John Wood, Chairman of the MULTOS Consortium, said, ?With the convergence of mobile, security and banking applications, MULTOS is an exceptional smart card platform for keeping each party?s functions and data secure and private. This development truly exploits MULTOS multi-application security advantages to provide a premium solution for Mobile Security and mCommerce.?
Visit MULTOS at Stand 4L012, Cartes, Paris 7-9 November 2006.
Please contact Lisa Popplewell, GolinHarris on +44 (0) 7904 735 918 for more information.
MULTOS is the world?s leading open standard multi-application Operating System for smart cards, whose development is overseen and provided by a consortium of 16 smartcard and silicon manufacturers, payment schemes, card management system providers, and integrators. A range of applications including payment, authentication, digital identity, biometrics, loyalty, and contactless ticketing may securely co-reside on a MULTOS powered chip.
MULTOS cards utilize the STEPTM (?Secure Trusted Environment Provisioning?) standard for secure device issuance, in-field update, and third-party privacy assurance More than 65 million MULTOS smart cards that have been issued in over 30 countries in projects providing banking, national identity, ePassport, campus security, secure ID and transit. For more information, visit www.multos.com
WorldCell is the leading provider of BlackBerry and cellular voice and data solutions to the US Government OCONUS, and has been serving government, enterprise and mobile professionals for more than 10 years. With WorldCell?s wireless managed services solutions, users are able to procure their local wireless voice and data services in over 28 countries from one-source, providing standardized device management, centralized control, and reduced costs. WorldCell is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA and has international offices in Germany, Iceland, Bahrain, Brazil and Japan. WorldCell?s cross-protocol roaming service enables roaming with GSM carriers in over 140 countries, using more that 200 networks. For more information about WorldCell, visit www.worldcell.com