Valimo And Telenor Sweden To Collaborate For Mobile Authentication Technology

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Valimo and Telenor Sweden to Collaborate for Mobile Authentication Technology


HELSINKI, Feb 16 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - Valimo Provides Telenor Sweden With a Mobile ID Service


    Valimo, global market leader in mobile ID solutions has been selected by

Telenor Sweden to provide technology for their mobile signature services in

Sweden. Valimo Mobile ID enables Telenor's customers a convenient and secure

login to online services using their mobile phone for authentication and

digital signing.


    Mobile signatures can be used in any service requiring strong

authentication, identification or a legally binding signature. Need for new

authentication solutions like Mobile ID in the Nordic region is rapidly

growing as governments, public sector and financial institutions are

increasingly offering online and mobile channels to access their services.

These new services require more secure and user-friendly authentication

methods such as Valimo Mobile ID.


    Telenor Sweden is the third largest mobile operator in Sweden based on

number of subscriptions, with a market share of 18 percent and 1.9 million

mobile subscribers. Telenor Sweden will run a pre-production phase of Mobile

ID service powered by Valimo during 2009. Valimo Mobile ID enables a safe and

reliable digital authentication that replaces various password and code

lists. When using an online service requiring authentication or digital

signing, the request is sent to the user's mobile phone using secured SMS

technology. The message pops up on the phone screen, asking the user to

confirm his or her identity or approval by entering his or her personal PIN

code.


    "Operators are recognising the business opportunities that mobile

authentication and signature technology enables. New services are becoming

available across Europe. It is already possible to use bank services,

withdraw money from ATMs, do online shopping and mobile payments and

authenticate safely to databases and enterprise networks with Valimo Mobile

ID technology. Now all this is technology will be available for majority of

Swedish mobile subscribers," says Juha Murtopuro, CEO, Valimo.


    Valimo Mobile ID is based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), with the

unique private key stored in a tamper-proof area of the SIM card, and used

with a four to six digit PIN code when prompted. Valimo solutions are used by

operators, banks, enterprises, public sector and other service providers

throughout the world.


    About Valimo


    Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new

breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens.

With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate

themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a

simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo

Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.


    Valimo's mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of

installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by

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mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other


    

    Contact Valimo


    Marika Pirhonen,

    Director, Marketing & Communications, Valimo Wireless Oy,

    Tel: +358-40-559-33-97,

    Email. marika.pirhonen (at) valimo.com


SOURCE: Valimo Wireless



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