Navigation Links
Entrust Continues Leadership by Adding Support for Next-generation E-Passports

Advanced digital certificates help secure new biometrics to be stored on

next evolution of e-passports

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Domestic and global security threats, coupled with rapidly emerging standards and technology, are leading governments across the world to pursue the issuance of more sophisticated machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) to their citizens. Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), a leader in e-passport deployment and innovation, has announced the development of public key infrastructure (PKI) for the next generation of e-passport security, also known as Extended Access Control (EAC).

"Because we already help secure e-passports and national ID cards for governments around the world, it's only natural that Entrust plays a vital role in the development of this next level of e-passport technology," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "As part of a layered security approach, Entrust PKI solutions help increase security, improve efficiency and promote cost-effectiveness to enable a more citizen-centric government."

EAC provides a higher level of security during the verification process of e-passports. Not based on the X.509 standard, EAC will leverage a new type of certificate established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) known as a card verifiable (CV) certificate. Entrust is actively participating in the technical groups working on the new CV standard, including attending the Brussels Interoperability Group (BIG) meeting this week in Paris, France.

These next-generation e-passports will be required by all member European Union (EU) nations by June 2009. Deployment mandates for the U.S. have yet to be determined.

The initial e-passport generation uses Basic Access Control (BAC), which features passive and optional active authentication, and is in production in many parts of the world. Unmatched in PKI deployment experience, Entrust provides BAC e-passport security for a number of top e-governments in the world, including the U.S., U.K., Slovenia, Singapore and New Zealand.

"The Government of Slovenia began issuing e-passports in August 2006 and is rapidly incorporating EAC into our systems and processes," said Vladimir Logofetov, Secretary, Information Services Division, Interior Ministry of Slovenia. "We are happy to have the assistance of S&T Slovenija and Entrust in this effort as we increase the security of e-passports for our citizens."

E-passport travel documents contain an electronic chip -- smart card or RFID -- that stores information that can be verified against the data on the passport as well as against the individual. Because of the sensitivity of this personal information (e.g., digitized photographs, fingerprints or other biometrics) the security and integrity of e-passports are critical. To protect these assets, PKI is an integral technology for the security and verification infrastructure of e-passports.

Modular and fully integrated, the Entrust Authority PKI portfolio is built on the foundation of Entrust Authority Security Manager, the certification authority (CA) system responsible for issuing and managing users' digital identities. Optional components help organizations manage the entire lifecycle of PKI certificates. Approximately 1,000 government and commercial organizations have purchased Entrust PKI solutions since Entrust brought the first PKI to market in the 1990s.

If you'd like to experience the benefits of the next-generation e-passports, visit our interactive EAC demonstration at

About Entrust

Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU) secures digital identities and information for consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,650 organizations spanning 60 countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks, Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication, fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security. For information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail or visit

Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Entrust, Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. Arctic coring expedition continues to yield new clues
2. Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification
3. Adding Radiation Therapy To Chemotherapy Improves Survival In Patients With High-risk Breast Cancer
4. Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence
5. UCLA Study Shows One-Third of Drug Ads in Medical Journals Do Not Contain References Supporting Medical Claims
6. Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis
7. Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone
8. Cancer support cells may evolve, fuel tumor growth, study shows
9. New evidence supports century-old theory of cancer spread
10. Slow-frozen people? Latest research supports possibility of cyropreservation
11. Study supports urgent need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/29/2015)... ANN ARBOR, Mich. , Oct. 29, 2015 ... with Eurofins Genomics for U.S. distribution of its ... DNA-seq kit and Rubicon,s new ThruPLEX Plasma-seq ... DNA to enable the preparation of NGS libraries ... in plasma for diagnostic and prognostic applications in ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... -- Munich, Germany , October ... automatically maps data from mobile eye tracking videos created ... that they can be quantitatively analyzed with SMI,s analysis ... , October 28-29, 2015. SMI,s Automated Semantic Gaze ... tracking videos created with SMI,s Eye Tracking Glasses ...
(Date:10/23/2015)... , Oct. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Global Voice Recognition Biometrics Market 2015-2019" report ... --> The global voice recognition biometrics market ... --> --> ... been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 --> ... companion diagnostics is one of the major ... pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic manufacturers working together ... . --> ... global cancer biomarkers market spread across 89 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2 nouvelles études permettent d , ... les souches bactériennes retrouvées dans la plaque dentaire ... . Ces recherches  ouvrent une nouvelle voie ... de l,un des problèmes de santé les plus ... --> 2 nouvelles études permettent d , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OPBAP) has been formalized with the signing of ... team leaders met with OPBAP leaders Capt. Karl Minter and Capt. Albert Glenn ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... HILLS, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... as the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, ... golf through his or her work with turfgrass. , Clarke, of Iselin, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: