Enfuce, Gemalto offering mobile authentication services in the Nordics

May 18, 2017 - 

Gemalto has partnered with Finnish financial services provider Enfuce to provide financial enterprises in the Nordics with mobile authentication services.

Built on Gemalto’s Mobile Protector Software Development Kit (SDK) and Confirm Authentication Server (CAS), Enfuce’s cloud-based authentication-as a-service solution enables financial institutions, retailers and fintechs to secure their mobile applications.

Users can select from a range of authentication factors for transactions including PIN code, fingerprint or facial recognition.

Leveraging the capabilities of the Mobile Protector SDK, Enfuce’s customers can deploy highly-secured mobile applications within weeks, which makes it easier for them to comply with banking regulations such as PSD2.

“The introduction of this ground-breaking ‘authentication as a service’ solution reflects our commitment to enable profound changes in the payment industry,” said Monika Liikamaa, CEO for Enfuce. “By combining our extensive knowledge of the financial sector with Gemalto’s authentication capabilities, we can offer a ‘plug and play’ service that leaves clients free to focus on core activities.”

With no upfront investment in internal infrastructure required, end users can rapidly benefit from secure and seamless payment and transaction authentication.

Gemalto Mobile Protector SDK provides Enfuce’s customers with APIs that embed security into their mobile applications, without requiring developers to be knowledgeable about security principles.

Enfuce delivers and hosts a 24/7 service, which includes white label solutions that can be customized to the exact needs of enterprises.

Initially aimed at the Nordics market where it has already been sold, Enfuce now plans to extend the service’s availability across Europe.

“Enfuce’s innovative service is aimed at banks, financial institutions and any player who want to provide rich yet secure mobile applications to their customers without investing in heavy infrastructur,” said Patrick Kleuters, SVP Banking and Payment Europe for Gemalto. “It offers an off-the-shelf option with the new PSD2 directive in mind relating to two-factor authentication.”

Previously reported, Gemalto recently completed the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business after approval by the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities.

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