Panama’s Banconal selects Gemalto Ezio platform for eBanking and mBanking operations

Banco Nacional de Panamá (Banconal), the country's largest public bank in terms of customers and assets, has implemented Gemalto’s Ezio multi-channel authentication platform as part of its strategy to safeguard its growing eBanking and mBanking operations.

Banco Nacional de Panamá (Banconal), the country’s largest public bank in terms of customers and assets, has implemented Gemalto’s Ezio multi-channel authentication platform as part of its strategy to safeguard its growing eBanking and mBanking operations.

The Ezio eBanking Server will allow Banconal to integrate access token and software solutions to fulfil the demands of its diverse customer segments.

Provided through its Panamanian business partner Cable & Wireless, Gemalto’s Ezio Mobile App transforms smartphones and tablets into authentication devices, thereby offering retail banking customers an easy, at-the-fingertips solution for improved security and transaction convenience.

Fully-scalable, multi-channel eBanking security system also offers corporate eBanking users secure authentication and transaction signing leveraging the Ezio Slim Optical Token.

Users will have to place the device close to their PC screen to allow the reader’s optical sensors to register transaction details transmitted through a dynamic on-screen barcode.

In future, the Ezio Slim Optical Token will also enable corporate eBanking users to conveniently and digitally authenticate regulatory filings and eCommerce transactions.

Banco Nacional de Panamá innovations and technology executive manager, Enrique Guadamuz, said, "Gemalto’s Ezio suite perfectly meets our wide variety of needs to authenticate identity, as well as securely sign transactions and documents, with the convenience of Internet and mobile banking.

"Its unrivalled scalability and user-friendliness is making a substantial impact and increasing our customer confidence and adoption. The Ezio Authentication back-end also proved to be very swift and smooth to install meeting our challenging time schedule."