VERSAILLES, France - Wednesday, May 15th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trusted Labs, a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation services today announced that it has provided know-how, formal assurances and Common Criteria expertise to complete the first EAL7 certification – the utmost level of security – for embedded software on a smart card.
This evaluation provides Gemalto’s Sealys ID Motion multi-issuer eID secure document with mathematically proven assurances on its Virtual Machine in charge of the secure isolation between the hosted applications.
Trusted Labs once again accomplishes a successful high-level evaluation, confirming EAL7’s applicability on an industry scale. This project also demonstrates the benefits of fulfilling high-level security requirements on development and testing – with the product and specifications being reinforced - in order to increase trust in product security.
The French Certification Body ANSSI (1) issued the Common Criteria EAL7 certificate on March 29th, 2013, after a successful evaluation by the French ITSEF Thales (TCS-CNES).
"With fifteen years’ expertise in Formal Methods and Common Criteria, Trusted Labs confirmed last year that EAL7 is achievable on smart card hardware and now on smart card embedded software”, Claire Loiseaux, President of Trusted Labs, said. "This technology is now accessible to any secure element or any connected device carrying or utilizing sensitive data.”
"This certification represents another major step forward in securing trust in eGovernment services” commented Youzec Kurp, Vice-President of Government Programs at Gemalto. "It sets a new standard in the market, and is a clear illustration of our commitment to providing ever more secure solutions for governments and citizens alike.”
(1) For further details on the French national agency for the security of IT systems, ANSSI, visit http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/
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About Trusted Labs
Trusted Labs is a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation for the connected world with 14 years of experience in embedded systems and solutions (smart card software and hardware, mobile devices and terminals, Trusted Execution Environment).
With operations in Europe, Asia and North America, we support our customers - network operators, service providers, certification entities, issuers, developers and manufacturers - in defining, evaluating and achieving the security goals of their multi-applicative products, connected services and remote management solutions and infrastructures.
Trusted Labs offers a unique pool of expertise in security analysis, certification framework and evaluation with a proven track record in scheme definition.
Our multi-sector expertise covering bank, telecom, transport, M2M and identity markets combined with our innovation capabilities enable our clients to demonstrate and increase trust in the security of their products and solution.
For more information, visit www.trusted-labs.com
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.
Karine Ganem, +33 1 30 97 26 11
Trusted Labs Marketing Director