Orange and Gemalto Partner to provide customers with highly secure access to cloud-based applications

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security has unveiled a new partnership with Orange Business Services that will see the integration of Gemalto’s market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business VPN Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub.

Under this partnership, Orange Business Services customers will benefit from Gemalto’s solution through Flexible Identity, which uses the SafeNet Authentication Service.


The integration with Business VPN Galerie means that enterprises can benefit from a unified solution that offers seamless multi-factor authentication capability for all of their corporate applications, infrastructure and cloud services, such as Office 365 and, without having to traverse the Internet, thereby improving both performance and security.

“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. By leveraging Gemalto’s authentication solution, we are expanding the ecosystem of available applications though Business VPN Galerie and enhancing the security for applications accessed through our global cloud-enabled network,” Pierre-Louis Biaggi, Vice President, Networks, Orange Business Services said.

With more services now being delivered and accessed from the cloud, Andrew Young, Senior Vice President of Product Management for Authentication and Identity Solutions at Gemalto who was also present during the launch said security is now top of mind for network service providers and their enterprise customers.

‘’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,” he said.

The collaboration between Gemalto and Orange Business Services uniquely provides end-to-end access to Gemalto’s multi-tier, multi-tenant cloud-based strong authentication service over the Orange IP VPN. Leading IT research firm Gartner positioned Gemalto in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication for the last four years.


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