“The system is essentially a digital ID on a mobile device, using biometric authentication in the form of fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, as well as PIN entry.”
A mobile biometric ID solution from IDEMIA has received a new security certification from a major French IT security agency.
Dubbed “CloudCard+”, the solution has already been adopted by major French financial services firms as well as GOV.UK Verify, the British government’s digital services identity platform. The system is essentially a digital ID on a mobile device, using biometric authentication in the form of fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, as well as PIN entry.
It’s an increasingly popular approach to digital identity, and it has now met the approval of the Agence Nationale de Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information, or ANSSI, an IT security agency under the Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security. ANSSI has certified CloudCard+ for the first level of its Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau, or CSPN.
In a statement announcing the certification, IDEMIA CTO Jean-Christophe Fondeur said it “attests to the high level of security of CloudCard+,” adding that the solution is also “compliant with Payment Service Directive 2 requirements regarding Strong Customer Authentication.” With CloudCard+ now compliant with both the CSPN certification and PSD2 requirements, it’s poised to become an even more popular mobile authentication solution in the European region.