Estonia's Certification Authority, AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Adopts Safelayer's PKI Technology

By Safelayer, PRNE
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Safelayer Consolidated as a Supplier of eID and eSignature Solutions for Certification Services Providers (CSPs)

BARCELONA, Spain, April 6, 2011 - AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Estonia's principal certification
authority and provider of certificates for authentication and digital signing
for the Estonian eID card, has chosen to adopt Safelayer's technology for
implementing public key infrastructure (PKI) services. To modernize its
infrastructure, AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus opted for Safelayer's technology
because of the robustness, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the software
company's solutions for certification services providers (CSPs).

AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK) has provided certification and
digital signature services to Estonians since 2001. Its presence extends
throughout the Baltic region, and it has participated in numerous R&D
International projects. Since 2002, SK has issued digital certificates for
the Estonian eID card and worked to develop and foster the implementation of
electronic applications for the card. SK was a pioneer in the creation of
electronic signature verification services (with the deployment of the
DigiDoc service) and in developing identification systems using mobile
devices (Mobile-ID).

"This project strengthens Safelayer's strategy for major
authentication and eSignature trust management projects requiring solutions
for critical infrastructures, such as those offered by CSPs", says Francisco
, Safelayer's CEO and cofounder. Safelayer's KeyOne technology-used in
the Spanish eID card (DNIe), the largest eID project of its kind with more
than 21 million cards issued- features infrastructure solutions for eID and
PKI services. The company's solutions are complemented by the TrustedX
product, which implements digital identification and electronic signature
platforms. TrustedX was found to be the most complete technological solution
of its type in the EC's IDABC Programme's study "European Federated
Validation Service", which examined a number of European validation services
and tools.

According to Kalev Pihl, SK's CEO, "SK is a pioneer in
continuously developing new trust services based on digital certificates and
in assuring the legal validity of the electronic signature. Safelayer offers
one of the most flexible and cost-effective solutions, which is characterized
by its capacity to adopt advances and new technical standards." SK's client
portfolio includes the Estonian court system and notaries, the Estonian
Central Bank and other commercial banks, and law enforcement agencies, which
means its services are used across a range of sectors that require secure
digital identification systems.

Safelayer is Common Criteria for Information Technology
Security Evaluation certified to EAL4+ (ALC_FLR.2) for its KeyOne and
TrustedX products. EAL4+ certification, which assures an independent and
systematic review of a product's completeness, is the benchmark adopted by
the ICT sector for providing the necessary and sufficient guarantees for
quality and reliability.

About AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK)

Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK) was established in 2001 and is
still owned by Swedbank, SEB Pank, EMT and Elion (EMT and Elion are Estonian
Telecom subsidiaries). Its mission is to provide reliable and widely used eID
on the market. To fulfill its mission, SK provides certification, validity
confirmation and time-stamping services and develops and distributes the
technology for digital signing and authentication. AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus

About Safelayer

Founded in 1999, Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a Spanish company that specializes in developing
security solutions for managing digital identity and trust in information.
Its infrastructure solutions are used in government agencies, banking and
finance, insurance, large corporations, and security service providers, such
as CSPs. It is currently present in 13 countries across EMEA and LATAM via a
distribution channel of 21 VARs.

Source: Safelayer Secure Communications,

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