Tieto and Verisec collaborate on new e-identification

Regulatory press release

Verisec-Tieto

Tieto and Swedish digital security company Verisec have entered into an agreement to collaborate on e-identification for the public sector. Under the deal, Tieto will facilitate the integration of a new e-identification solution from Verisec and the different systems and services that are used by Swedish authorities, municipalities and county councils. The aim is to create a mobile, secure and user-friendly e-identification which makes day-to-day life easier for both citizens and public service employees.

Tieto is one of the leading software- and IT service suppliers in the Nordic region with customers in both the private and public sectors. Several Swedish state agencies, all of the country’s county councils and a total of 275 municipalities already have Tieto systems and services either integrated in their IT environment or in their IT management operations. The ability to digitally identify users is an integral part of an IT environment, but all too often, many different solutions are deployed, which can be costly, restrictive and/or limit user-friendliness.

The collaboration between Tieto and Verisec will result in the log-in and identification processes being simplified and improve the user experience and security.

Mats Brandt, head of Public Sector at Tieto Sweden comments:
“We consider e-identification to be a critical and a crucial piece of the puzzle in order to successfully digitalize the public sector. By having an e-identification that is cost-efficient and accessible to everyone, great new opportunities are created to develop new citizen services. With Tieto being a leading driver in the digitalization of Sweden, we place great value on the opportunity to create a new type of e-identification together with Verisec and our ecosystem of customers and partners.”

Johan Henrikson, CEO at Verisec comments:
“In our effort to create an e-identification for everyone, Tieto is an important partner in order to offer the relevant services related to directing users to the ecosystem of identities that we will create. A market player like Tieto gives us the prerequisites to reach large user groups and thereby make the new e-identification a key factor in Sweden’s continued digitalization process.”

For more information, please contact:
Mats Brandt, Head of Public Sector, Tieto Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)70 530 3325
e-mail: mats.brandt@tieto.com

Johan Henrikson, CEO at Verisec
Phone: +46 (0)733-45 89 02
e-mail: johan.henrikson@verisec.com

This information is information that Verisec AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above at April 11th 2017 on 08.00 CET.

About Verisec AB
Verisec is a company on the cutting edge of digital security, creating solutions that make systems secure and easily accessible. The company provides a wide range of products and services within its two areas of business: Digital Identity and Information Security. Verisec has global distribution and operations in Stockholm, London, Belgrade, Madrid, Mexico City, Dubai and Frankfurt. Verisec is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm since 2014. www.verisec.com 

About Tieto
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be our customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 500 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com

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