Entersekt’s one-of-a-kind approach to authentication combines the power of digital certificate technology with the convenience of mobile phones to provide financial services companies and their customers with full protection against online fraud.
Entersekt is an innovator in push-based authentication and app security. The company’s one-of-a-kind approach harnesses the power of digital certificate technology with the convenience of mobile phones to provide financial services companies and their customers with full protection from online fraud.
Built on open technologies for high availability, scalability, and simple integration, Entersekt’s patented security products protect millions of devices and transactions daily, while complying with the world’s most stringent regulatory guidelines. Enterprises across the globe look to Entersekt to strengthen the bond of trust they share with their customers, and to build on those relationships by introducing compelling, user-friendly new mobile and online services.
In 2011, Entersekt provided Nedbank in South Africa with a world-first push authentication solution and a world-first end-to-end mutual PKI solution on mobile. These allowed the bank to provide services via mobile which no other bank was able to do at the time. Our relationship with Nedbank is ongoing and strong.
Entersekt enables Capitec Bank to deliver a highly secure online banking service that was simple to use and could be offered at minimal cost.
To Investec (SA and UK), we provide a global authentication and single sign-on solution across all their digital and mobile channels and across a number of countries.
In 2013 we employed our Transakt App to provide Swisscard AECS in Switzerland with an enterprise-wide authentication solution to be used across all their channels, including 3-D Secure authentication for AMEX, VISA and MasterCard.
We are currently implementing innovative security solutions for African finance giant Equity Bank and Colorado, USA based FirstBank.
Schalk joined Entersekt as CEO in 2009, bringing with him experience in managing large-scale mobile technology and network deployments for GSM operators across Africa and the Pacific. Schalk's passion for entrepreneurship and his relationships in the industry have been driving forces behind Entersekt's growth.
Dewald is one of four founders of the company and leads the business development team. Having been involved in several projects further afield than Entersekt, including the A-Darter missile program for Denel Dynamics, his technical ability is as sound as his business acumen.
Renata Fischer, SVP Sales @AriesGypsey Renata boasts considerable experience in building lasting relationships in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Her thorough understanding of the nuances of doing business globally enables her to evolve Entersekt’s sales strategies to fast-track growth.
Gerhard provides the organisational and operations power that translates Entersekt’s vision into reality. He has a wealth of experience in developing and managing successful international software development and delivery teams.
Niel is an engineer by training and has decades of experience in most facets of software development within the telecoms and IT industries. He is passionate about product and organizational strategy, and particularly enjoys working in a team to make something incredible happen.
Jeanne works closely with the CEO and sales teams on developing marketing strategies and overseeing their implementation by her team. Prior to this, she headed corporate communications at S1 Corporation, having also established Mosaic Software’s technical documentation, training, and marketing teams.
Ronald is responsible for the financial management of Entersekt, sharing his extensive experience in financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining the company, he worked in lending at Rand Merchant Bank and at EY as a chartered accountant and business consultant.
- Online banking authentication
- Mobile banking authentication
- Mobile app authentication
- Card-not-present authentication
2008 - Founded by Christiaan Brand, Dewald Nolte, Niel Müller, and Altus van Tonder
2009 - Schalk Nolte joins as CEO
2010 - Established first office, outside Cape Town, South Africa
2010 - Blue Label Telecoms and Old Mutual become customers; Nedbank relationship established
2011 - Certified by Visa
2011 - First retail banking implementation at Nedbank
2011 - Selected as one of the ten most innovative security companies in the world at the RSA Conference in San Francisco
2012 - Offices opened in London, UK
2012 - Certified by MasterCard and American Express
2012 - Seventy percent of the South African retail banking market captured
2012 - Finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards (Security Innovation) and the SESAMES Awards (IT Security)
2013 - Offices opened in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2013 - Recipient of the Frost and Sullivan South Africa Technology Leadership Award in Mobile Security
2013 - Nedbank App Suite wins MTN Business App of the Year 2013 (Best Consumer App on Android)
2014 - Offices opened in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2014 - Patent awarded by United States Patent and Trademark Office
2014 - Transakt achieves FIDO Ready™ U2F (universal second factor) status
2015 - Transakt is FIDO Certified™ as a U2F authenticator
2015 - Entersekt receives IBM PartnerWorld’s Ready for IBM Security Intelligence validation
2015 - Schalk Nolte and Dewald Nolte selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs
2016 - Entersekt wins Best Mobile Security Technology in Banker Africa’s Southern Africa Awards 2016