MULTOS passes the billion mark

07/03/17

The MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications has announced that MULTOS secure device shipment volumes have now exceeded the one billion milestone.  

The organisation says: “Surpassing the billionth deployed device highlights the continuing relevance of the technology as we look to the future. The platform’s flexibility, ease of use, advanced provisioning and supply chain management are key attributes of MULTOS technology and of critical importance to personalisation operations. However, it is also the technology’s renowned and unmatched capabilities in security and real product interoperability that set it apart from alternatives, and contribute to issuers in the high-security market sectors embracing MULTOS as their platform of choice. MULTOS has achieved the highest security evaluation of any smart card platform – both ITSEC E6 and Common Criteria EAL7 - and it is the only operating system that mandates and performs an independent Type Approval program.   

“Today, MULTOS continues to evolve, adding value as an open, multi-application operating system adopted across the world by many financial institutions for their EMV and instant issuance roll-outs, by government departments for secure citizen services (such as identity initiatives, health and more) and by corporate enterprises for access control systems.”

Dave Meadon, chairman of the MULTOS Consortium says: “Twenty years ago, MULTOS was designed to be a chipcard platform that focused on security and enabling choice of supply, thanks to the ability to run the same application on cards from any manufacturer. Both are key considerations for banks deploying payments products at large scale. This has enabled MULTOS to stand the test of time and to achieve this impressive industry milestone.”

Paul Wilson, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium says: “Passing the one billion mark is a great achievement, demonstrating the true flexible nature of the technology. Trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide, this is a solid foundation to continue growing the global adoption in existing markets, for use with new innovative applications such as contactless, ID, and biometrics, and also in evolving secure IoT device markets such as smart meters and connected devices. With hacking and cybercrime on the rise, businesses can protect their brand integrity by implementing secure solutions, for which MULTOS is well positioned to support their needs.”

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