Gemalto launches m-gov authentication solution

Coesys mGov combines ID card and NFC for single sign on to government services

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Gemalto launches m-gov authentication solution Coesys mGov combines authenticated ID cards and NFC mobile devices for single sign on for e-government services.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 14, 2015

Gemalto has introduced a new mobile digital authentication solution which is intended to make it easier for users to access e-government services.

The Coesys mGov solution combines the contactless nation eID cards and Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile phones to allow government to create Trusted National Mobile ID schemes which will enable single sign on to services.

Coesys mGov enables citizens to use their phones as an authentication and signature tool with an environment they can trust, to increase usability and uptake of eGov services.

The solution 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 realise dramatic increases in the uptake of eGov services.

To further simplify the user experience, when used in conjunction with Gemalto's LinqUs Mobile ID, Coesys mGov supports the creation of derived secure credentials in the 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 Frédéric Trojani, 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 that is key to a rapid uptake by citizens."

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