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Thales first to reach highest level of certification possible for mobile ID security software

Thales first to reach highest level of certification possible for mobile ID security software

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Thales, a world leader in digital security, is the first company to achieve the highest level of the international security standard ‘Common Criteria’ for its mobile ID software solution. The Gemalto Mobile ID software has demonstrated a level of resistance to the most advanced security penetration tests against mobile applications. This security breakthrough confirms that Thales uses the most innovative and disruptive technologies to protect its mobile ID solutions.

Thales portfolio of digital identities, including Mobile ID Smart App and Digital ID Wallet, will benefit from the same security by design approach. This means that governments selecting Thales’ digital identity solutions for their mobile and digital ID schemes will offer their citizens and residents the highest level of software security and protection against ID theft.

The Common Criteria certifications enable an objective evaluation to validate that a particular product or system satisfies a defined level of robustness. It not only provides assurance that the Thales process of specification and implementation of a secure solution has been rigorously conducted, but also that the solution has reached the expected level of trust for final use.

Security tests on the Gemalto mobile ID software were performed by the internationally renowned testing laboratory, Brightsight, under the supervision of the NSCIB (Netherlands Scheme for Certification in the Area of IT Security), in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.

“By achieving this independent and government-recognised security certification, Thales has set a new landmark for government mobile ID software security. Our mobile-based digital ID solutions are already entrusted and deployed in more than 20 countries around the world. They enable citizens to securely log on to public and private eServices and to smoothly prove who they are online while guaranteeing data protection and privacy,” said Youzec Kurp – SVP Identity and Biometric Solutions at Thales.

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