Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Thales Gets Common Criteria Certification for Mobile ID Security

Global digital security firm Thales announced that it is the first company to achieve the highest international security standard ‘Common Criteria’ for its mobile ID software.

The Common Criteria certification is an objective series of evaluations aimed at validating that a particular product or system meets a pre-defined level of security. Thales’ Gemalto Mobile ID software solution managed to withstand advanced penetration tests designed to infiltrate mobile applications to acquire this security standard.

Other security software solutions in Thales‘ portfolio include its Digital ID Wallet, and the Mobile ID Smart App, both of which rely on the same security software as Gemalto Mobile ID.

“By achieving this independent and government-recognised security certification, Thales has set a new landmark for government mobile ID software security. Our mobile-based digital ID solutions are already entrusted and deployed in more than 20 countries around the world. They enable citizens to securely log on to public and private eServices and to smoothly prove who they are online while guaranteeing data protection and privacy,” said Youzec Kurp, Senior Vice President of Identity and Biometric Solutions at Thales.

The tests on the Gemalto Mobile ID software were conducted by the testing laboratory Brightsight, under the supervision of the Netherlands Scheme for Certification in the Area of IT Security (NSCIB), and with the cooperation of the Netherlands Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Source: Intelligent CIO