Oberthur embeds authentication in the Secure Element

Source: Oberthur

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world's largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today announced the availability of its ID-One PIV®¹ for eSE solution.

The ID-One PIV® for eSE solution, designed for government agencies and large companies, offers the same security level currently available with cards on desktops or laptops but in a mobile phone or tablet integrating an embedded Secure Element (eSE).

This breakthrough technology makes the citizens' data more secure and is the core of any corporation or government security policy. It is already well-known by the Department of Defence of the United States and is today recognized by the whole industry as a state-of-the-art security technology that will allow governments and corporations to protect their valuable data.

Oberthur Technologies' ID-One PIV® for eSE solution is a software suite combining a JavaCard™ applet loaded into the embedded Secure Element (eSE) and an Android application. It enables end-users' biometric identification to open doors, sign and encrypt emails or use PIV features for a secure cloud access. This product is an answer to organizations which use PKI2 cards for physical and/or logical access control but which do not know how to properly manage mobility of their employees.

Moreover, the ID-One PIV® for eSE solution combines the latest cryptographic services of the ID-One PIV® application with PEARL, OT's eSE. Thanks to its ID-One PIV® and eSE expertise, Oberthur Technologies offers to both corporations and governments a solution which is a combination of hardware, software and identification adapted to the mobile world.

Facing the new challenges of the electronic age, Oberthur Technologies' ID-One PIV® for eSE solution reinforces security features, prevents identity theft and provides functions for multiple applications in both real and digital world in a mobile device. Being always online, this solution offers remote administration capabilities, enabling download of new JavaCard™ applications, creation and update of user credentials on a 7/24 basis, wherever the employee is located.

"Compared to the existing solutions using smartcards inserted in external readers attached to the mobile device or with fully software-based technology, OT's ID One PIV® for eSE suite combines the key benefits of an improved user convenience, remote administration capabilities and finally no need for additional external smartcard reader. Moreover, OT offers a fully featured Software Development Kit allowing software companies to secure their cloud-based services with strong authentication and encryption services" said Olivier Prestel, Managing Director of the Identity Business Unit at Oberthur Technologies.

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