SecureKey Technologies was named one of Canada’s “Top 25 Up And Comers” in the 2012 Edition of the Branham300. The 25 companies in this category are selected based on creativity and innovation, whether in a new technology area, or optimizing existing technology in an innovative manner. SecureKey develops secure authentication solutions that extend the power of chip-based identity and payment credentials to online and mobile transactions, and was recently awarded a contract by the Government of Canada which will allow Canadians to use their bank authentication credentials to obtain access to online government services.

The Branham300 is the most comprehensive listing of the top publicly traded and privately held organizations operating in the Canadian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

“The Branham300 has constantly evolved and grown in an effort to provide the ICT Industry stakeholders with the most accurate information on the happenings within the Canadian ICT Industry,” said Wayne Gudbranson, President and CEO of Branham Group. “SecureKey’s innovative technology and commitment to providing online convenience as well as enhanced security and privacy, are the traits we seek out in this category”.

“We are proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Comers,” said Greg Wolfond, CEO, SecureKey. “SecureKey has made tremendous strides in the development of authentication solutions that help provide secure access to critical services such as online banking, e-health and e-government”.

SecureKey’s unique technology is being built into desktop and laptop computers, as well as next generation NFC-enabled tablets and mobile phones, creating a vast network of secure “terminals” to read and interact with chip-based cards, virtual cards, and cloud-based electronic “wallets”.

By leveraging existing consumer behavior with real-world smartcards, SecureKey is at the forefront of Canadian, U.S., and other international initiatives promoting interoperability of secure identity solutions designed to create a lower cost, more convenient, and more secure ecosystem for online authentication and payments.

The Branham300 2012 results are published annually on, as well as in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine. About SecureKey Technologies Inc. SecureKey develops innovative hardware and software solutions that extend the power of chip-based identity and payment credentials to online and mobile transactions. With SecureKey, financial institutions, health care providers and government organizations can offer their online customers the convenience and security of ‘tap to authenticate’ and ‘tap to pay’ services and other non-NFC two-factor authentication services. SecureKey is a privately held company with offices in Toronto, Ontario.