SingPass deploys Gemalto's authentication solution

T.C. Seow

Gemalto has deployed its Coesys eGov Authentication Server in Singapore, which provides Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and end-to-end encryption of passwords to secure Singapore Personal Access (SingPass) logins.

The authentication solution helps to provide better security for SingPass users when they access government e- services involving sensitive data.

As part of the new two-step login process, users are required to enter a One-Time Password (OTP), in addition to their SingPass user ID and static password. By end 2016, more than 60 percent of the country's e-government services will require users to use this additional layer of verification.

Gemalto's Coesys eGov Authentication Server supports a wide range of authentication methods, including hardware tokens and mobile phones. According to Gemalto, it is compatible with all open standards and is easy to integrate with existing solutions within the e-government framework.

"Data breaches worldwide continue to compromise millions of records, with identity theft accounting for 75 percent of them," said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan at Gemalto. "Gemalto's authentication solution will make it harder to steal identities, allowing citizens to enjoy a safe and secure access to their e-government services."