ActivCard Gold Wins Best Security Application Award At Cartes 2002

Cartes 2002, Paris, France – November 6, 2002 – ActivCard S.A. (Nasdaq: ACTI/Nasdaq Europe: ACTI) the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software, announced today that its flagship ActivCard Goldâ„? 2.0 software has won the prestigious annual Sesames Awards in the Best Application/IT Security category.

“We are honoured to receive the award for the Best IT Security Application from the among the leading software vendors at Cartes 2002,” said Ed MacBeth, Senior Vice President of Marketing at ActivCard. “ActivCard Gold, the global smart card middleware leader, has been recognised once again for its excellence in meeting the security needs of enterprise, government and financial organisations around the world.”

ActivCard Gold IDM software for Corporate Access Cardâ„? (CAC) solutions enables personnel, partners and customers to manage their digital identity credentials on a single smart card.

A partial list of significant ActivCard Gold customer references includes the U.S. Department of Defense, French Ministry of Finance, Microsoft® Corporation, Sunâ„? Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Lloyds TSB.

About ActivCard Gold
With more than 1.5 million copies sold, ActivCard Gold is the most deployed smart card client software on the market. ActivCard Gold supports more applications, smart cards, readers, PKI certificate authorities and operating environments than any other smart card middleware. ActivCard Gold can be either standalone end user client software or a key component of ActivCard Corporate Access Card (CAC) solutions. The Corporate CAC is a modular suite of software products for enterprise identity badge deployments, which enables administrators to manage and update smart card content during and following issuance.

About ActivCard

ActivCard is the leader in IDentity Management (IDM) software for remote access, local access and digital identity card solutions. Our scalable IDM and strong authentication solutions are trusted by organizations – from enterprise to governments around the world. ActivCard IDM systems deliver maximum Return On Identityâ„? (ROI) through increased security, reduced cost, and user convenience. The modular product design allows our customers to add capabilities as required, preserving their investment.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with fluctuations in operating results, our history of losses, the concentration of our customer base, our reliance on strategic relationships, acquisitions and managing the Company’s future growth, and other risks identified in the Company’s periodic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to those appearing under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

ActivCard is a registered trademark and ActivCard Gold, Corporate Access Card and Return on Identity are trademarks of ActivCard in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, service names, and images mentioned and/or used herein belong to their respective owners.

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