AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Banco Nacional de Panamá (Banconal) has deployed Gemalto's Ezio® Multi-channel Authentication Solution to secure its growing eBanking and mBanking operations. Banco Nacional de Panamá is the country's largest public bank in number of customers and assets. The highly versatile Ezio eBanking Server gives Banco Nacional de Panamá full freedom of choice to combine access token and software solutions to answer the needs of their diverse customer segments. Banco Nacional de Panamá contracted Cable & Wireless, Gemalto's business partner in Panamá, to offer fully-scalable, multi-channel eBanking security to its entire customer base. Ezio Mobile App is transforming smartphones and tablets into strong authentication devices giving retail banking customers an easy, at-the-fingertips solution for improved security and transaction convenience. Corporate eBanking users are leveraging the Ezio Slim Optical Token 1 for secure authentication and transaction signing. Users simply place the device close to their PC screen to allow the reader's optical sensors to register transaction details transmitted through a dynamic on-screen barcode. As the Banco Nacional de Panamá solution evolves, the Ezio Slim Optical Token will also allow corporate eBanking users to conveniently and digitally authenticate regulatory filings and eCommerce transactions. " Gemalto's Ezio suite perfectly meets our wide variety of needs to authenticate identity, as well as securely sign transactions and documents, with the convenience of Internet and mobile banking," said Enrique Guadamuz, Executive Manager of Innovations and Technology, Banco Nacional de Panamá. "Its unrivaled scalability and user-friendliness is making a substantial impact and increasing our customer confidence and adoption. The Ezio Authentication back-end also proved to be very swift and smooth to install meeting our challenging time schedule." "Banco Nacional de Panamá is leading the mobile banking innovation in Central America and setting the highest standard for eBanking security with the Gemalto Ezio solution," said Hervé Bayle, Vice President of eBanking for the Americas at Gemalto. "With mobile tokens and optical functionality for added convenience, Gemalto's modular, flexible approach is perfectly suited to help Banco Nacional de Panamá meet the increasing demand for online and mobile banking in the region." 1 The Ezio Slim Optical Token and Ezio Mobile Token meet the OATH and OCRA international standards. The Ezio Token is also available in the form of EMV card readers, compliant with all international standards including MasterCard CAP and Visa DPA. About Gemalto Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries. We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.