SOURCE: Option

February 23, 2011 01:26 ET

Option and KOBIL showcase unique 3G security solution at CeBIT

LEUVEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) -


mIDentity 3G delivers endpoint security that makes access to sensitive data effortless, wherever you are.

Leuven, Belgium - February 23, 2011 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, and KOBIL Systems GmbH, a market- leading manufacturer of security solutions, today announced that they will demonstrate the new and unique security solution, mIDentity 3G for the first time at CeBIT, held in Hannover, Germany March 1 - 5. This demonstration is an important step in the joint development project of both companies. Commercial pilot projects are on schedule to be launched during Q2 2011.

Last year the European companies Option and KOBIL engaged in a strategic partnership to combine KOBIL's mIDentity security solution with Option's 3G modem and connectivity software. The result is mIDentity 3G, a unique combination of authentication, hardware encrypted storage, zero footprint application container and secure mobile communications in a single, compact USB device backed up by a complete management infrastructure. mIDentity 3G allows highly secure deployment of and access to secure portal, virtual desktop and document signing solutions for banks, governments and enterprises. It allows verification and trust of user, application and network in a single, convenient product.

The user simply needs to insert mIDentity 3G into a computer to get access to a fully secured and centrally managed application. No administration rights are required and nothing is installed on the PC. When the product is removed, no trace of the activity is left. This allows the user to work with highly sensitive information without having to worry about security. At CeBIT the mIDentity 3G will be demonstrated in a scenario showing secure access to a banking portal.

Martin Croome, VP Marketing at Option, comments: "Option's partnership with Kobil is part of the Company's strategy to become active in the mobile security market. We have been working closely with KOBIL on this project and this 'first time demonstration' is an important milestone as we near our first commercial pilot projects. At CeBIT financial institutions and enterprises can discover our unique and secure solution."

Umit Usta, Chief Marketing Officer at KOBIL, comments: "Our proven mIDentity technology now has 3G connectivity for additional convenience, advanced management and a new layer of security."

Visitors to CeBIT can see a live demo of mIDentity 3G at the Kobil Systems booth, Hall 11, Stand D63.

ABOUT OPTION

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has established an impressive reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The company also has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Augsburg) and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option maintains offices in Europe, US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit www.option.com.

ABOUT KOBIL SYSTEMS

KOBIL Systems is a market leader and trendsetter in the domain of mobile high security IT solutions in digital identities. KOBIL stands for secure data, secure communication and secure authentication on any computer worldwide. Founded in 1986 and based in Worms, Germany, KOBIL is the only global manufacturer with a fully developed product line. As a pioneer in the area of cryptography, smart card technology and PKI (digital certificates), KOBIL's products have become today's recognized standard for digital identities and highly secure data technology. The products are developed in Germany with 40 percent of the R&D staff working-on-site at KOBIL headquarters. KOBIL applications comply with international standards such as EMV-CAP, ISO 7816, ISO 9001 and the German Digital Signature Act. KOBIL products also support common technology standards facilitating integration into existing IT infrastructures. IT security solutions developed by KOBIL are mobile, flexible and user- friendly, and are used in a wide variety of industries. Businesses, banks and institutions such as Deutsche Telekom, Société Générale, Swisscom, RWE, T-Systems, DATEV, Commerzbank, Migros Bank, Valiant Bank, Postbank, Rothschild Bank, UBS, YapiKredi Bank, Isbank in addition to the German Parliament and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) rely on technology developed by KOBIL. For further information please visit www.kobil.com.

Copyright ©2011 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

For the PDF version of the press release in English or in Dutch, please click on the link below:

Option and KOBIL showcase unique 3G security solution at CeBIT: http://hugin.info/133962/R/1491534/427244.pdf

Option en KOBIL demonstreren unieke 3G-beveiligingsoplossing tijdens CeBIT: http://hugin.info/133962/R/1491534/427247.pdf

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