California DMV taps Gemalto for document verification
Gemalto is providing the nearly 200 California Department of Motor Vehicle field and investigative offices with its Coesys Document Verification software solution.
DMV officials can verify the authenticity of documents such as passports, identity cards and driver licenses by simply checking the graphical data and security features against reference templates from an array of issuing countries. Gemalto worked with the California DMV to bring an automated synchronization solution connected to a central document repository. This solution reduces the burden of manual updates on each authentication workstation located within the DMV field offices.
The California DMV issues thousands of ID documents every day and wants to secure the integrity of an identity. Using Gemalto’s technology, California DMV is able to streamline the review process, overcome the challenge of authenticating foreign documents and identify any document abnormalities or defects.
Gemalto’s solution is designed to make it easy to quickly confirm on the spot the authenticity of documents and the identity of an applicant. For DMV representatives, Gemalto’s Coesys Document Verification is simple to use and provides instantaneous results identifying counterfeit documents and accepting genuine ones.
OnlineAuction.com inks ImageWare
ImageWare Systems Inc. signed a deal with OnlineAuction.com to provide ImageWare’s GoVerifyID mobile biometric security software to 200,000 online auction members, beginning in August.
OnlineAuction.com, also known as OLA.com, provides online auctioning services throughout the world and is expecting significant expansion later this year as it begins to service the Asia-Pacific marketplace. OLA members will access their accounts via biometric authentication of their identity; using voice and facial recognition. OnlineAuction.com will utilize the IWS product under software as a service agreement, paying a monthly service fee.
ImageWare estimates the contract value to be approximately $3.6 million over a 12-month period, following delivery.
Gallagher unveils new products
Gallagher unveiled its latest T20 Terminal with Alarms, Controller 6000 Starter Kits, and Command Centre v7.30, at the Security Exhibition and Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
The T20 Card + PIN Terminal extends operator control to the door. The T20 enables visual access to multiple alarms zones via a detailed mimic panel. It also allows easy alarm management with IT grade encryption levels for a single zone, multiple areas, or total site control.
Controller 6000 Starter Kits enable a faster and more cost effective way to get a small site up and running with integrated access and alarms management.
Command Centre v7.30 introducing a mobile client that significantly extends visibility and control of access and perimeter alarms. Using an Apple iPhone running iOS8, users can monitor and acknowledge alarms; and check and override door and zone status remotely. Command Centre v7.30 also introduces enhanced graphical reporting to help users create meaningful data and easily identify security and business trends.
Verasec updates smart card management system
Versasec, a provider of smart card management systems, announced the vSEC:CMS T-Series version 4.1. The new version’s enhancements include features designed with the large community of active users in mind.
Versasec’s vSEC:CMS products provide enterprises with the software tools necessary to administer and manage the lifecycle of smart cards. The product suite consists of versions designed for both management systems and smart card tools, with offers that meet every organization’s requirements for managing its smart cards.
Some of the new features in vSEC:CMS T4.1 include the following:
- New virtual smart card: vSEC:CMS Virtual Smart Card – two factor authentication using the trusted platform module (TPM) with support for Microsoft Windows 7 and later
- New user interface: larger lifecycle diagram, additional scrollbars, images for smart card readers, and form validation – all of which improve upon the vSEC:CMS user-friendly operator interface
- Management of non-smart card certificates (such as web server SSL certificates), providing control and management for the issuance and renewal of certificates across the organization
New certificate authority connections include neXus Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Verizon UniCERT CA.
GlobalPlatform published TEE white paper
GlobalPlatform has published a white paper that introduces the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and examines its role in addressing an increasing number of security concerns within the expanding mobile services market.
The TEE is a secure area of the main processor in a smart phone — or any connected device — that ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in an isolated, trusted environment. Industry interest in the TEE is gaining momentum, as it addresses the needs of most applications by offering a higher level of security than a Rich OS, without the constraints associated with the secure element.
The white paper, ‘The Trusted Execution Environment: Delivering Enhanced Security at a Lower Cost to the Mobile Market,” introduces the TEE and its general security characteristics, before progressing through the key security concerns and perspectives of various actors and markets.
The paper illustrates particular use cases, offering an understanding of how a TEE lays to rest major concerns within those use cases. In particular, the TEE’s role in the following implementation examples is examined: mobile payments, enterprise (bring-your-own-device), content protection and government eID solutions.
GlobalPlatform is currently leading global TEE standardization efforts to ensure the development of a globally interoperable mobile ecosystem. To support this, the organization is launching a TEE Security Evaluation Secretariat to manage its TEE Certification Scheme. This initiative will work to accelerate the deployment of certified TEEs and to create an ecosystem where GlobalPlatform certification of TEE products is a prerequisite amongst service providers and handset manufacturers.