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Oberthur Technologies: Major Security Certifications for the Identity Product Range
Date:11/12/2009

PARIS, November 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies - a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions to the Identity market - has obtained several common criteria certifications dedicated to key identity governmental products in 2009: Electronic passports, Governmental Multi-application cards and European Citizen Cards.

- Electronic passports:

Module ID-One ePass version 2.1 is certified at the level EAL4+ and compliant for Basic Access Control and Extended Access Control uses. Launched in 2004, ID-One ePass platform has been selected for the first ICAO passport and since has been chosen by 12 countries for biometric passports

- Multi-application Card:

ID-One Cosmo version 7 is certified at the level EAL5+. Cosmo v7 is available in a broad portofolio of twelve cards covering all interfaces, memory configuration and recent cryptographic features. It complies with the latest Java Card and Global Platform specifications. With this open platform certification, Oberthur is able to ensure the security of the platform and of any application loaded.

- European Citizen Card:

ID-One IAS-ECC is compliant to the latest version of the European Citizen Card and electronic signature standards. The card is at the end of its certification for the level EAL4+ according to the Electronic Signature[1] both in contact and contactless mode. Oberthur offers the best solution in any citizen projects - electronic identity cards, health cards, resident permits - in terms of security and interoperability.

Those major certifications affirm Oberthur Technologies' strategy to always provide its government customers products with a high level of security and fully compliant to standards.

These certificates have been delivered by the French ANSSI (French Network and Information Security Agency). They will be demonstrated at Cartes & Identification 2009 - France on Oberthur Technologies booth hall 3 (3G001).

About the common criteria certification

The Common criteria certification is standard and internationally recognized for IT products.

Common Criteria provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard manner.

http://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/ and http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/

About Oberthur Technologies

With sales of 882 million Euros in 2008, Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies. Innovation and high quality services ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in its main target markets:

    - Card Systems: The world's second largest provider of security
      and identification based on smart card technology and associated
      services for mobile, payment, transport, digital TV and convergence
      markets.
    - Identity: Leading international supplier for the manufacture and
      personalization of secure identity documents such as passport, identity
      card, driving license or health care card - traditional and electronic
      - and associated services for both governmental and corporate markets.
    - Security printing: World's third largest private security printer
      specialized in high security for the production of banknotes, checks
      and other fiduciary documents in more than fifty countries.
    - Cash protection: World leader in the emerging market of
      intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM.

Close to its customers, Oberthur Technologies benefits from an industrial and commercial presence across all five continents.

Oberthur Technologies S.A. is a limited liability company (societe anonyme) registered in France with its registered office at 50 quai Michelet 92 532 Levallois Perret, France. Oberthur Technologies S.A.'s corporate registration number is 340 709 534 R.C.S. Paris.

Website: http://www.oberthur.com

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[1] PP-SSCD type 2 et type 3

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