Gemalto’s Electronic Identity Software Offers Governments an Unprecedented Level of Security

  Gemalto’s Electronic Identity Software Offers Governments an Unprecedented
  Level of Security

Gemalto First and Only Company in the World to Receive Eal7 Certification for
                         Smart Card Embedded Software

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- May 14, 2013

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, today
announced that its Sealys ID Motion smart card software dedicated to national
government programs has received “Common Criteria EAL7 certification”. EAL7,
or Evaluation Assurance Level 7, represents the highest level of security
assurance within the international security evaluation scheme, also known as
Common Criteria.

By achieving this independent and government-recognized security
certification, Gemalto has set a new landmark for government smart card
security. It is the first time a smart card embedded software provides such a
level of assurance. With Sealys ID Motion, clients will also benefit from a
portfolio of applications, built from Gemalto’s experience in over 80
government programs, to modernize public services and speed up the technical
design phase with ready-made proven solutions.

Gemalto’s Sealys ID Motion is a new turnkey end-to-end solution for advanced
multi-issuer government projects with highly secured post-issuance
capabilities. ID Motion offers the potential to deliver convenient and
efficient access to numerous eGovernment services via a single card.

Furthermore, with ID Motion it is now possible to add new applications, such
as healthcare and payment, to existing electronic ID cards after they are
already deployed in the field, thereby protecting governments’ investments and

“This certification represents a major milestone, as we intend ID Motion to be
a significant step forward in securing eGovernment services,” said Frédéric
Trojani, Senior Vice President of the GovernmentPrograms Business Unit at
Gemalto. “Sealys ID Motion brings together convenience, security and trust,
which are the three critical success factors for the broad adoption of these
services. It is a clear answer to governments’ interest in multiservice
platforms that can support different central and local authorities, be
eServices ready and host third parties applications, such as transport,
eSignatures and others.”

Note: The EAL international scale of security assurance ranges from 0 (no
assurance) to 7 (the highest level of assurance). Typically, EAL7 is granted
to applications which require an extremely high level of security, such as
homeland security applications. Banking-grade smart cards are typically
evaluated at EAL level 4, sometimes EAL level 5, due to cost, development time
and risk management requirements. Conventional mobile communications SIM cards
were in the past typically not designed to be evaluated for security
assurance, unless they also provided for a specific banking or electronic
signature functionality. With the development of mobile communications
multi-function multi-issuer capable UICC cards, used in particular in modern
NFC applications, which may have during their life cycle to load or activate
financial institutions applications, it is recommended that UICC cards be
evaluated at banking-grade.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees
operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in
43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop,
bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded
software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms
and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the
trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number
of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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