Nov 29, 2017

Worms, 22.11.2017 – KOBIL, a leading provider of digital identity and application security solutions, today announced that is has been identified as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner “Market Guide for User Authentication” report. KOBIL Systems was named in the user authentication vendor’s category among 39 other providers.

According to Gartner, “to enhance network, application and data security, reduce fraud and other risks, and to address specific threats and regulatory requirements, security and risk management leaders seek products and services that provide user authentication for an enterprise’s workforce, partners, customers and so on, to enable their access to electronic or digital assets owned or managed by, or provided on behalf of, the enterprise.”

KOBIL’s mIDentity Application Security Technology (mAST) provides an end-to-end security platform to deliver strong customer authentication and authorization using trusted identities for continuous, binding and reliable communications. KOBIL’s time and market proven Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) based solution utilizes advanced hardening, shielding, protection, prevention, detection and reporting mechanisms.
This makes it unique in the way that KOBIL enables organizations to expand the scope of their digitalization use cases by introducing a high trust environment which improves the user experience and user interaction at the same time. KOBIL’s Smart Security Management Server and its own Digitanium™ Channel are continuously protecting the users, apps, devices and business workflows for any scenario. It also helps organizations to comply with regulations such as Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) or General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR).

“Our sole focus for 31 years has been to secure identities in a trusted, reliable and binding way”, says Ismet Koyun, CEO of KOBIL Systems. “Our target has always been to help customers and partners to achieve 360° security and a better user and customer experience at the same time. We believe being named by Gartner as a Representative Vendor reinforces our solution’s value to our customers and business partners.”

The Gartner Market Guide for User Authentication can be downloaded by Gartner subscribers at:

This press release refers on „Gartner Market Guide for User Authentication” by Ant Allan, David Anthony Mahdi, Anmol Singh, 16 November 2017.

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KOBIL solutions are today a standard for digital identity and highly secure data technology. Founded in 1986, the 120-strong KOBIL Group, headquartered in Worms, is a pioneer in smart card, one-time password, authentication and cryptography. The core of the KOBIL philosophy is to enable continuous identity and mobile security management on all platforms and all communication channels. Almost half of the KOBIL employees are involved in development, including leading specialists in cryptography. KOBIL plays a key role in the development of new encryption standards. Commerzbank, DATEV, German Bundestag, Migros Bank, Société Générale, UBS, ZDF and many others rely on and trust in KOBIL.

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