Orange Business Services and Gemalto pen authentication deal

Orange Business Services and Gemalto pen authentication deal

Orange Business Services (OBS) and digital security firm Gemalto have teamed up to provide enterprise customers with secure access to cloud-based applications.

OBS will integrate Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication services with Business VPN Galerie, the operator’s secured cloud hub.

The integration will enable OBS enterprise customers to benefit from a unified solution that offers multi-factor authentication for all of their corporate applications, infrastructure and cloud services.

“As the world’s first hub between enterprise VPNs and cloud service providers, our business VPN Galerie is the cloud-enabling foundation for more than 1,200 enterprise customers at over 33,000 sites around the world,” said Pierre-Louis Biaggi, VP of networks at OBS.

“By leveraging Gemalto’s authentication solution, we are expanding the ecosystem of available applications through business VPN Galerie and enhancing the security for applications through our global cloud-enabled network.”

Gemalto acquired SafeNet for $890 million in August last year, and its SafeNet Authentication service enables a quick and secure migration to a multi-tier, multi-tenant environment.

“With more services being delivered and accessed from the cloud, security is now top of mind for network service providers and their enterprise customers,” said Andrew Young, SVP of product management for authentication and identity solutions at Gemalto.

“The combination of Gemalto’s strong authentication service with the Business VPN Galerie network gives enterprises the assurance of more secure access to applications and data while providing a seamless experience for end users and simpler management for IT administrators.”