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SafeNet GOLD OTP Authenticator with Challenge Response

Designed to protect identities and secure access, Gemalto's SafeNet GOLD authenticator is a highly effective two-factor OTP device that offers the added security of PIN protection and challenge response.

Straightforward to use, yet offering an added layer of security beyond regular one-time passwords, the GOLD is activated with a personal identification number (PIN), which prompts the authenticator to provide a one-time, dynamic password. The user then enters this password into the Web or network application to authenticate their identity.

How GOLD Works

The GOLD authenticator gives online services providers, such as banks, payment portals and brokers/dealers, a highly secure means of offering their customers a protected online environment for carrying out financial transactions and accessing confidential information.

In addition to offering PIN protection, GOLD’s advanced OTP and challenge response capabilities are designed to combat online fraud such as phishing, and help online service providers and banks maintain password integrity by making it more difficult for customers to loose or share passwords. The challenge response mechanism requires users to validate a numeric challenge on their GOLD authenticator. Only after validation, does the GOLD generate an OTP passcode which is used to complete the authentication procedure.

GOLD Challenge Response Authentication Token Diagram


Flexible and Scalable Management

The GOLD authenticator is available with the SafeNet Authentication Manager enterprise platform. This management platform offers flexibility and scalability, allowing organizations to centrally manage GOLD with other Gemalto SafeNet authenticators, or add these in the future as business needs grow.

Technical Specifications

OTP Security Algorithm

  • X9.9 – Challenge response algorithm
  • Synchronous – proprietary event  based algorithm

Battery Lifetime

7 years

Operating Temperature

0˚ to 70˚C

Storage Temperature

-30˚ to 80 ˚C

Humidity Tolerance

Up to 100%


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Supported Management Platforms

SafeNet Authentication Manager

As the IT manager, it is my job to make sure our employees get fast access to data—while also ensuring this information is always protected. With Gemalto Safenet Authentication Service, we found an intuitive, flexible solution that helps us be successful. The solution is easy to manage and easy to use, and helped us reduce our ongoing costs.
Debby Kriesels
IT Manager
Horizon Youth Care and Education

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GOLD Authenticator Features & Benefits:

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  • Secure remote access
  • Hardware PIN protection and challenge response
  • Portability
  • Large, user-friendly display
  • Flexible management platforms allow you to expand to advanced certificate-based security applications as your needs evolve
  • Allows organizations to meet regulatory compliance initiatives requiring two-factor authentication
  • Enables the security services and solutions you need:
    • Remote access to online banking portals
    • Remote network access (VPN) to corporate networks
    • Remote access to web-based applications
    • Pre-boot authentication (when used with Check Point’s Full Disk Encryption Suite)

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