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.
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e-passports, visit our interactive EAC demonstration at
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