The second generation of ePassports, based on the EAC standard, allows governments to leverage a stronger biometric that is more difficult to impersonate on the RFID chip, typically a fingerprint or iris scan. EAC ePassports also require the encryption of the chip contents; even if a criminal has the ability to impersonate the enhanced biometric, access to the chip contents is denied with encryption.
Because of the stringent access controls of the second-generation ePassports, the PKI requirements are much higher, demanding a vendor that can provide scalability, reliability and unprecedented performance. It is this PKI foundation that enhances ePassports security to permit access by border stations with proper authentication, but not by criminals who may seek access to the data for purposes of manipulation or impersonation
Entrust provides security for the BAC ePassports of a number of top e-governments in the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Singapore, Taiwan and New Zealand.
Having been actively involved in security for ePassports from the formative stages of the technology, Entrust has the expertise to assist countries in migrating from BAC to EAC ePassports seamlessly. Working with leading system integrators, Entrust also has unprecedented interoperability to work between these systems and verify the integrity and proper access to the credentials is secure.
Entrust has a long history of providing security software and services to government agencies across the world. Entrust provides security solutions for e-government and national security initiatives in more than 30 countries worldwide. Government agencies are leveraging the flexible and scalable solutions that Entrust offers to secure transactions and information internally and with citizens, businesses, suppliers and contractors.
The top e-governments in the world rely on Entrust. As ranked by
Accenture, the top six e-governments i
|SOURCE Entrust, Inc.|
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