Gemalto turns down Atos proposal

Gemalto has rejected Atos’ unsolicited and conditional proposal to acquire Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion), or 46 euros a share. In a statement issued Wednesday evening, Gemalto said that it is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis and create long term value for its stakeholders, including its shareholders. The company also said that the Atos proposal does not form the basis for constructive engagement as it: fails to provide a compelling strategy versus Gemalto’s standalone

Nymi’s HeartID integrated into Atos authentication solutions

Atos is launching a secure authentication method through its Bull technological brand that uses the wearable authentication device Nymi Band to verify the user’s identity by analyzing their heartbeat. Evidian Enterprise SSO (Single Sign-On) solution enables users to securely access their data and critical applications via multi-factor authentication biometric methods from Nymi, such as HeartID or Always On Authentication. The solution allows users to authenticate themselves and stay authenticated, as well as seamlessly and securely communicate with authorized workstations, either via

Accenture, Atos, Safran to improve EU visa info and biometric matching system

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) has awarded a contract to Accenture, Safran Identity & Security and Atos to provide application and infrastructure services for the EU Visa information System (VIS) and for the Biometric Matching System (BMS) underpinning VIS. The project will facilitate the rapid and secure processing of visa applications by third country nationals requiring visas to enter the Schengen area. The Accenture-Safran-Atos consortium

Atos integrates automated facial recognition into border control solution

Atos has integrated facial recognition capabilities into its border control solution, CENTINELA. The automated biometric solution is being used to manage Spanish border crossing points by analyzing the data of incoming vehicles, their owners, and now performs facial recognition and identification of vehicle occupants. The solution compares the driver’s face to the central database. The Atos software then cross-checks the facial recognition data with that of the license plate allowing verification of abnormal activities, such as the use of various