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KOBIL Named American Technology Award FinalistTechAmerica Foundation Presents "Best Of" Awards Recognizing Technology Products and Services Across the Technology Industry (May 11, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/11/12 -- KOBIL Technologies, Inc. announced that the KOBIL mIDentity App Security Toolkit (AST) has been named a finalist in the Cyber Security and Authentication category for the 2012 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards (ATAs). The ATAs cross the technology industry recognizing technology products and services and winners will be announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner in Washington, D.C. June 13, 2012.
"We are honored to be selected as one of only three finalists in the cyber security category and this recognition from the prestigious TechAmerica organization firmly establishes KOBIL as a leading security technology innovator in the U.S. market," said Tan Sarihan, CEO of KOBIL Technologies USA, Inc. "KOBIL's technology secures millions of online bankers globally. As the security landscape continues to shift, we are continually working to stay ahead of the curve. mIDentity AST extends our vision to create superior security solutions to protect mobile users from real world threats."
mIDentity AST is a software development kit which secures any online mobile application and protects mobile users from malicious attacks. With this toolkit, KOBIL is leveraging its military grade security technology to help app developers, and organizations that use apps as portals for secure online transactions protect these transactions against cybercrime and unauthorized access. Additionally, mIDentity AST protects against the duplication of apps from dedicated devices, while preventing app manipulation and the creation of fake applications.
"The caliber of this year's nominees was incredible. Our judges had their work cut out for them," said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation. "We congratulate KOBIL for their outstanding work and thank them for their contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant tech industry."
The awards, also known as the "Termans" in honor of the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders. Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks, will also be honored during the dinner with the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award, and Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Richard Spires will be recognized as the Government Technology Executive of the Year.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.
About KOBIL Systems
KOBIL Systems is a market leader and trendsetter for highly convenient IT security solutions with a focus in the area of secure digital identities. KOBIL stands for secure data, secure communication and secure authentication on every computer worldwide. Founded in 1986, KOBIL Group, based in Worms, Germany, is the only manufacturer worldwide with a fully developed product line for IT-Security. As a pioneer in the area of cryptography, smart card technology and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure, digital identities) and in the area of Security for mobile platforms as Android or iPhone ec. KOBIL's products have become today's recognized standard for secure digital identities. The full research and development of the products is made in Germany. KOBIL has 40 percent of the staff involved in R&D.
KOBIL applications comply with international standards such as USB, NFC, ISO 14443, EMV-CAP, ISO 7816, ISO 9001 and the German Act for Digital Signature. KOBIL products also support common technology standards which make it very simple to integrate them into existing IT infrastructures. IT security solutions by KOBIL are mobile, flexible and user friendly, and are used in a variety of different industries. Many banks and corporations rely on KOBIL technologies, such as Deutsche Telekom, Datev, Commerzbank, Aareal Bank, DekaBank Luxembourg, Banque de Luxembourg, Sparkassen, Volksbanken, Deutsche Postbank, Migrosbank, Valiant Bank, Hypothekarbank Lenzburg, Berner Kantonalbank, ING Bank, Raiffeisenbank International, UBS, Société Générale, BBVA, Santander, Yapi Kredi, Akbank, Isbank, German parliament and German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
KOBIL Technologies USA expanded into North America with KOBIL USA's headquarters established in San Francisco in January 2012.
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