Thales is a world leader in digital security, where trust has been brought to the global economy and digital exchanges are being secured for billions of people and things. April 2nd 2019, Gemalto was acquired by Thales providing Digital Identity & Security in the majority of the countries in the world.
Building a future we can all trust
Identity & Biometric Solutions
Thales is the trusted partner to the Finnish Authorities and provides passport, ID cards, driving licenses and other official documents. Since 2017 more than 750,000 passports have been issued per year for Finland, and in 2019 produced more than 10 mio. Biometric passports for more than 30 countries in the world.
Thales is known for a reliable and secure service and the use of the local site ensures an efficient workflow, both in terms of data transfer and document delivery. Thales operates the issuance and afterwards the documents are delivered to the Citizens through a secure delivery network. Security is our state of mind. Besides Passports and ID cards, Thales is producing eResident permits, Visas, Visa stickers, Driving licenses, eTacho, Gun Permits, Boating licenses, boat registrations, seafarer permissions and health care cards. Interoperability is the key for all our products therefore the international standards and regulations are always strictly followed.
Banking & Payment Services
Thales offers services for financial institutions in the Banking & Payment Services (BPS) unit. The world of financial services is changing fast and consumers look for evermore personalised, convenient and secure ways to pay, communicate and interact with their banks and accounts. Today, we provide the Finnish banking sector with a wide range of secure digital banking, cards and digital payment solutions meeting and exceeding these demands. Our onboarding/KYC (Know Your Customer), access/SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) and risk management services have been used for many years in the Nordics, and combined they are the ideal way to secure and enhance the entire customer journey for digital banking. Available both as on-premises and cloud platform, as a service, supporting either mobile authentication or hardware devices. In close partnership with leading Finnish banks we also drive the change in lifestyle payment products, including world-leading mobile, biometric, metal, eco-friendly and wearable contactless payment cards.
Internet of Things
By 2025, 75 billion IoT devices will be connected with a potential market value of around $1.6 trillion. IoT devices and services offer unprecedented possibilities, business opportunities, and challenges. To support its clients, Thales delivers innovative IoT technology that simplifies and speeds enterprise digital transformation. In Finland, Thales also provides a wide range of market leading IoT solutions perfectly adapted for the Finnish market context such as Smart Metering solutions for utilities and grid managers within the energy market. For the Finnish Healthcare system, Thales provides state of the art solution in security and connectivity. IoT in Healthcare, dramatically improves patient outcomes and save millions of lives with remote patient monitoring. Within Asset Tracking, IoT is also driving the evolution. Whether devices monitor vehicle fleets, locate containers, trace stole goods, or detect changes to environment, Thales IoT asset tracking provides the tools to improve efficiency in a wide range of industries, providing our Finnish customers’ devices with the exact data they need.
Cloud Protection Licencing
Thales is also well known for providing advanced dataprotection as well as identity and access management solutions both for government organizations and large enterprises. In Finland, several qualified Thales Partners are able to provide consultancy and system integration services leveraging our security portfolio. Some large Finnish Managed Service Providers offer “Security As A Service” powered by our comprehensive portfolio to enable customers to consume our solutions based on a monthly fee. We provide robust solutions for both on premise and cloud deployments, encryption for data at rest, data in motion across networks plus identity and access controls which have become more complex due to the new ways of working.