German developer of smart card operating systems, MaskTech, received the Common Criteria EAL4+ security certification for its ePassport and eID offering. The MTCOS has been ported to many of the latest state of the art chips from NXP (SmartMX), Infineon (SLE66), ATMEL (AT90RCFT), ST Microelectronics (ST19NR), and SST (Theseus flash-based solutions).
MaskTech Receives Common Criteria EAL4+ Certificate for it’s ICAO ePassport and eID Chip Operating System MTCOS
Nuremberg, February 20, 2007
Reinforcing it’s commitment to IT security for public sector customers, MaskTech today announced it has obtained the Common Criteria EAL4+ (Evaluation Assurance Level) high certification for its operating system software MTCOS Standard & Professional V2.0. The certificate has been issued by the German BSI – Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Federal Office for Information Security).
As the number of federal agencies mandating certification for embedded software products used in the electronic documents industry steadily increases, the Common Criteria program is expected to benefit other security-conscious customers around the world.
MaskTech is investing significantly in common criteria certifications in order to supply governments and large enterprise customers with software that meets and exceeds the strict standards of the Common Criteria certification process.
“As the federal government increases its use of mobility solutions that are securely integrated, the importance of Common Criteria certification will continue to increase.” Said Matthias Brüstle, security expert and General Manager of MaskTech.
To date, MASKTECH has earned Common Criteria certification for:
MTCOS Standard & Professional V2.0 operating system on NXP P5CD072V0Q – EAL 4+ high
In addition, MaskTech has plans for near-term investments in the Common Criteria certification for other ePassport and national ID solutions and software in its portfolio.
MaskTech develops and distributes smart card operating systems for contact-based, contactless and dual interface high security chipsets and the appropriate middleware. Our product range (operating systems) covers the entire range of processor-based smart card ICs and applications. MTCOS has been ported to the latest state of the art hardware, e.g., NXP – SmartMX, Infineon SLE66, ATMEL AT90RCFT, ST Microelectronics ST19NR series all EAL 5+ certified, and SST – Theseus Platinum/Titanium flash-based solutions. The cryptographic chipsets are used within the following market segments: electronic and machine-readable travel documents, national id, electronic identification (national ID), health care, and – payment. The company’s products conform to the strict quality certification standards as defined in CMM and Common Criteria.