Trusted Labs Achieves the First Security EAL7 Certificate for Gemalto Smart
Card Embedded Software
VERSAILLES, France -- May 14, 2013
Trusted Labs, a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation services
today announced that it has provided know-how, formal assurances and Common
Criteria expertise to complete the first EAL7 certification – the utmost level
of security – for embedded software on a smart card.
This evaluation provides Gemalto’s Sealys ID Motion multi-issuer eID secure
document with mathematically proven assurances on its Virtual Machine in
charge of the secure isolation between the hosted applications.
Trusted Labs once again accomplishes a successful high-level evaluation,
confirming EAL7’s applicability on an industry scale. This project also
demonstrates the benefits of fulfilling high-level security requirements on
development and testing – with the product and specifications being reinforced
- in order to increase trust in product security.
The French Certification Body ANSSI ^(1) issued ^ the Common Criteria EAL7
certificate on March 29^th, 2013, after a successful evaluation by the French
ITSEF Thales (TCS-CNES).
“With fifteen years’ expertise in Formal Methods and Common Criteria, Trusted
Labs confirmed last year that EAL7 is achievable on smart card hardware and
now on smart card embedded software”, Claire Loiseaux, President of Trusted
Labs, said. “This technology is now accessible to any secure element or any
connected device carrying or utilizing sensitive data.”
“This certification represents another major step forward in securing trust in
eGovernment services” commented Youzec Kurp, Vice-President of Government
Programs at Gemalto. “It sets a new standard in the market, and is a clear
illustration of our commitment to providing ever more secure solutions for
governments and citizens alike.”
^(1) For further details on the French national agency for the security of IT
systems, ANSSI, visit http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/
Notes to Editors
About Trusted Labs
Trusted Labs is a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation for the
connected world with 14 years of experience in embedded systems and solutions
(smart card software and hardware, mobile devices and terminals, Trusted
With operations in Europe, Asia and North America, we support our customers -
network operators, service providers, certification entities, issuers,
developers and manufacturers - in defining, evaluating and achieving the
security goals of their multi-applicative products, connected services and
remote management solutions and infrastructures.
Trusted Labs offers a unique pool of expertise in security analysis,
certification framework and evaluation with a proven track record in scheme
Our multi-sector expertise covering bank, telecom, transport, M2M and identity
markets combined with our innovation capabilities enable our clients to
demonstrate and increase trust in the security of their products and solution.
For more information, visit www.trusted-labs.com
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
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.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.
Karine Ganem, +33 1 30 97 26 11
Trusted Labs Marketing Director
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