Valimo Enables MobME to Launch India’s First Legally Binding Mobile Digital Signature Solution

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Valimo Enables MobME to Launch India’s First Legally Binding Mobile Digital Signature Solution

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Valimo, a leading software solution provider for mobile authentication and digital signature, in conjunction with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, have been chosen to provide a Mobile ID solution to MobME Wireless Solutions - an innovation company focused on value added services for mobile subscribers and carrier-grade solutions for mobile network operators. The solution utilizes Valimo’s Mobile ID solution and Gemalto’s high-end SIM cards to create a secure authentication channel to enable legally binding digital signatures for transactions via mobile phones. This is the first-ever mobile signature solution in India and is available on all handsets.

Open and interoperable, the Valimo system is deployed in MobME’s datacenter is available to mobile network operators and service providers such as banks and enterprises across India. Carriers providing the MobME service will provide their subscribers with the SIM cards that feature the necessary software. Subscribers will then need to register to start using the service on their usual mobile handset. Relying on two factor authentication, the solution guarantees proof of ID and non-repudiation of transactions. It is particularly useful for financial, healthcare, enterprise and eGovernment services which require strong user identification, authentication and transaction authorization.

said Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO of MobMe.

said Eric Claudel, Senior Vice-President of Telecommunications at Gemalto.

said Juha Mitrunen, Sales Director Asia for Valimo. “

Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens. With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.

Valimo's mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other service providers. Founded in 2000, Valimo Wireless is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland. For further information, please visit .

Reserve Bank of India Bulletin, 10 August 2012 by Harun R. Khan