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Gemalto Named 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Gemalto applies innovative IT practices to improve safety and security for healthcare industry

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that IDG’s Computerworld has recognizedGemalto’s healthcare project with Seattle Children’s Hospital as a 2012 Honors Laureate in Safety & Security. The annual award program honors organizations that use visionary applications of IT to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.

With Gemalto’s technology the 8,700-plus Seattle Children’s Hospital staff replaced weak and static passwords with strong authentication and convenient contactless technology. Gemalto deployed at the Seattle Children’s Hospital a complete solution with technical support to allow authorized users access to the hospital servers, networks and VPNs.Gemalto’s Protiva .NET solutions provide strong security that keeps medical information safe and protected, enabling best IT practices in a sensitive and changing healthcare environment.

“As the U.S. healthcare system becomes more and more digitalized, providers need to access electronic medical records in a way that is both secure and non-disruptive to their daily activities”, said Tom Flynn, Vice President of Online Authentication at Gemalto North America. “Gemalto’s solutions for strong authentication and access security allow the move to an electronic environment to be convenient, secure and conducive of better healthcare.”

“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. “What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations. Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. One finalist in each of the ten categories is then named a 21st Century Achievement award winner.