DALLAS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building off of the momentum of September's impressive showing at the ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests, Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) advances its role as the world's ePassport leader by being selected to supply the CA software for Finland's migration to advanced second-generation ePassports based on the Extended Access Control (EAC) standard.
"Second-generation ePassports represent the beginning of an evolution that will improve the reliability and security of electronic travel documents," said System Integrator Erkki Wuoma at the Finnish Population Register Centre. "Entrust's EAC ePassport CA solution was selected because it was a ready, well-documented, fully supported and security evaluated product."
With the European Union's June 2009 deadline for migration to the EAC standard looming, Finland's Population Register Centre expects the transition to the new EAC ePassport CA solution to be complete by the end of the first quarter in 2009. Upon migration, the Finnish Population Register Centre will be able to provide the Finnish Police the ePassport CA services needed for the issuing of EAC ePassports to its citizens. To support its migration to the new EAC ePassport CA solution, the Finnish Population Register Centre acquires Professional Services and security hardware from its partner nCipher.
"With the importance of national border security top of mind, Finland
recognized the need to meet the EU June 2009 deadline by partnering with the
leader in ePassport security," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner.
"The second generation of ePassports raises the bar for border security and
the integrity of identity documents, truly ensuring that criminals cannot
circumvent border controls. We applaud Finland for making the move to EAC
|SOURCE Entrust, Inc.|
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