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January 27, 2011 04:00 ET

Atos Origin and NXP Introduce End-to-End Security in the Smart Grid

LONDON--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin's expertise in high-tech transactional services, and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced a unique end-to-end security and authentication solution designed to protect Smart Grid networks against energy theft, privacy breaches and grid attacks. The solution brings Atos Worldline's ESS (Energy Security Service) and Atos Worldline's SMP (Smart Meter Personalisation) together with secure last-mile devices and authentication technology from NXP, a leader in security IC solutions. Together, Atos Worldline and NXP are able to provide end-to-end security -- from the smart meter to the meter data management platform, and from the smart meter to end devices in the grid. The new security architecture was unveiled in a demonstration at the Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit 2011 today in London.

Facts / Highlights:
The end-to-end Smart Grid security solution is based on the concepts of "security by design" and "privacy by design," and offers:

  • Atos Worldline ESS for end-to-end message encryption from the smart meter to the meter data management platform, as well as encrypted storage of data in the back office
  • Atos Worldline SMP in accordance with the highest technical security requirements to protect confidential information from unauthorized and unnoticed access
  • NXP au10tic™ ICs for authentication of all Smart Grid components to secure data, preserve privacy and prevent counterfeiting of last-mile devices, and prevent energy theft
  • Prepayment with smart cards using NXP smart card reader ICs, contactless reader ICs, SAM (Security Access Module) ICs, MIFARE® and SmartMX™ technology and NFC controllers

Supporting Quotes

  • "The need to secure last-mile devices in the Smart Grid has been a major concern for Smart Utilities as we work with them to secure their networks. As a trusted supplier of security ICs to governments around the world, NXP brings a strong portfolio of embedded security and trust provisioning solutions that will help us deliver a true end-to-end data security and privacy solution for the Smart Grid," said Andreas Fitzner, director of sales utilities, Atos Worldline.
  • "As a leading supplier in intelligent energy management, Atos Origin brings tremendous experience in both conventional and real-time IT solutions for the utility market. We are very pleased to be working closely with Atos Worldline on securing the Smart Grid from the end devices to the smart meter, and on to the utilities' energy management platform," said Chris Feige, senior director and general manager, tagging and authentication product lines, NXP Semiconductors.

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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For further information, please visit: www.atosorigin.com.

About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in Hi-Tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, terminals, card and non card payment solutions & processing), eCS (eServices for customers, citizens and communities) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of EUR 844 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For more information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com.

On August 27th, 2010, Atos Origin announced the acquisition of Venture Infotek -- leading independent player on the Indian payment market. Through this acquisition, Atos Worldline reinforces its core business and enters one of the world's fastest growing payment markets.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has approximately 28,000 employees working in more than 25 countries and posted sales of USD 3.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.

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