Offering Customers Trusted Digital Security April 10, 2019 Tina Stewart | Vice President of Market Strategy More About This Author > Last week, we welcomed Gemalto as an official part of the Thales Group, marking the start of a bold new chapter in our company’s history. Together, Thales and Gemalto will have the ability to cover the digital needs of our customers and partners, in civilian and defense businesses, across all Thales market segments, with a unique portfolio of advanced technologies in the fields of digital security and the Internet of Things. As part of Cloud Protection & Licensing, we are building the worldwide leader in digital security, protecting more data, transactions and identities than any other company, and enabling tens of thousands of organizations to deliver trusted digital services to billions of individuals around the world. So what does this mean for our customers and partners? Quite simply, this acquisition will equip us to offer an unrivalled portfolio of digital security solutions based on technologies of digital identity, data protection, biometry and, more largely, cybersecurity. We will work to provide a seamless response for customers including critical infrastructure providers such as banks, telecom operators, government agencies, utilities and other industries as they step up to the challenges of identifying people and objects and keeping data secure. Each company generates and is entrusted with an unparalleled amount of personal and proprietary data, and this is only going to increase. It is Thales’s duty to create solutions that respect and protect this data, perfectly aligning with our expertise in sensors, data transmission and processing, and data security. Together, our customers and partners can rely on us to safeguard the entire digital service lifecycle. As we mark this new and exciting time for the business, it goes without saying that we greatly value the customer bases of both Gemalto and Thales. We will continue to provide long-term support to the full range of data encryption, key management and hardware security module solutions currently offered under the SafeNet, Thales eSecurity and Vormetric product brands. To ensure this transition goes as smoothly as possible, there will be no short term changes to how our customers and partners purchase and seek support for the Thales eSecurity and Gemalto solutions they currently use today. We understand our customers and partners face decisive moments every day and our top priority is to work collectively to enhance the combined product strategies. Longer term, we will increasingly capitalize on the significant research and development capabilities of both companies. This powerful combination of technology expertise and best-in-class talent will accelerate innovation and expand our solutions for the benefit of all our customers and partners. To learn more about Cloud Protection & Licensing, please visit our website.