Diversinet Corp.
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Diversinet Corp.

September 08, 2005 08:30 ET

Diversinet and Gemplus Partner to Deliver Unified Mobile Authentication Solutions to Wireless Carriers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 8, 2005) -

Agreement extends the portfolio of OATH-compliant strong authentication solutions available globally through Gemplus

Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB:DVNTF), a leading provider of mobile-enabled personal authentication and security solutions, today announced an agreement with Gemplus (NASDAQ: GEMP and Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM), to integrate Diversinet's MobiSecure™ OATH compliant mobile authentication solutions within Gemplus solutions for wireless carriers.

With identity theft, fraud and unauthorized service abuse soaring, strong authentication is becoming a must for key stakeholders such as financial institutions, corporations and governments. One-Time Password solutions compliant with the OATH standard are rapidly emerging as the robust, open, secure and cost-effective solution for the rapid and scalable deployment of strong authentication.

"Through this agreement, Gemplus and Diversinet will bring to the industry a comprehensive range of tokens, adapted to each segment requirements, presenting to the market a unified, fully-integrated, interoperable OATH-compliant platform for advanced mobile authentication services." says Kashif Hassan, President of Diversinet. "The possibilities for carriers to service their markets with our joint offering are endless."

"OATH is an efficient solution to enhance traditional limited PC login / password security and strictly control the access to corporate intranets or eBanking services. Incorporating one-time passwords into existing SIMs or mobile devices makes sense as wireless carriers are actively preparing their infrastructure to serve this market" says Marc Chancerel, Managing Director, Business Innovation Group at Gemplus. "We will extend our token offering to answer our customers' needs, adding Diversinet's tokens for mobile devices to our current SIM-based and stand-alone token offerings. And more important, we will keep a simple and unified provisioning solution whatever the token."

The Gemplus solution integrating Diversinet's products and services will be available in the fall of 2005. The solution will be available in all GSM markets. Pre-commercialization trials are currently being considered for qualified accounts.

As a leading mobile and on-line authentication service provider, Diversinet provides its customers with cost effective, mobile-optimized strong authentication products and services that reduce identity theft and improve brand trust. Diversinet's solutions leverage more than 2 billion consumer and enterprise mobile devices and PCs as strong authentication tokens. Diversinet MobiSecure suite of mobile tokens and MobiSecure Authentication Service Center offerings are available on all intelligent mobile device platforms, including Microsoft, RIM, Symbian, Palm and Java-based phones, as well as personal computers running Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 and XP operating systems.

About Diversinet (OTCBB:DVNTF)

Diversinet is a leading provider of mobile-enabled personal authentication and security solutions for consumer and enterprise applications. Diversinet products and services protect a user's identity, data and device for personal communications and commercial transactions. Diversinet's MobiSecure soft token and MobiSecure Authentication Service Center enable application providers, mobile network operators and security service providers to rapidly develop, deploy and manage secure on-line services for the over 2 billion mobile device and PC users worldwide. MobiSecure is the industry's first open mobile security platform to support OATH-compliant strong authentication on mobile devices and personal computers. For more information about the initiative for Open AuTHentication (OATH) visit www.openauthentication.org. Connect with Diversinet Corp. at www.diversinet.com.

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