Valid, leader in means of payment, telecommunications and identification solutions, and Bell ID, the worldwide technology leader in token management solutions, today announced a partnership to enable hosted provisioning and management services for secure mobile contactless applications (NFC applications).
The proposition enables mobile network operators, banks and service providers to deliver mobile application provisioning and/or Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services ‘over the air’ to their customer base.
The joint solution leverages Bell ID’s market proven high volume security, application & key lifecycle management systems within the certified and secure operations environment, managed by VALID in Brazil.
VALID manufactures, personalizes and distributes smart cards for Brazilian banks, financial organizations, telecom operators and brings significant local sales presence and operational expertise to the partnership in the region.
“The collaboration between Bell ID and VALID means we can provide a broad set of solution delivery options, further encouraging mass market adoption of NFC based mobile contactless applications and remote issuance capabilities”, said David Orme, CEO of Bell ID.
“We are pleased to integrate and partner with Bell D, a well-respected and proven provider of smart card and secure element lifecycle management solutions worldwide.” said Jose Roberto Mauro CEO at VALID. He commented, “As a result of this partnership with Bell ID we can now offer additional services to our customers. With the expertise of Bell ID we can offer the best of both worlds to our customers that need secure personalization services and token lifecycle management.”
“Valid, leader in means of payment, telecommunications and identification solutions, plays a part in the lives of millions of citizens worldwide, yet many don’t even realize it. Behind phone calls made via cell phones, credit card transactions or driving licenses, there are people, processes and state-of-the-art technology making this happen effectively and securely: solutions that meet the highest expectations of our clients’ clients. At the same time, the ISO9001, SA8000 and FSC certifications give visibility to work committed to quality and environmental responsibility. Valid is present in 18 Brazilian states and each year expands its operations around the world with its brand already present in countries such as Argentina and Spain. Soon, the digital certification solution will reach the general public with the same quality intended for large organizations as well as and public and private institutions. A model for meeting the demands for information security which has made the Valid Trademark a by-word for credibility.”