Safelayer Consolidated as a Technology Provider for Certification and Security Service Providers

By Safelayer Secure Communications, PRNE
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CATCert Chooses Safelayer Technology for Implementing its Electronic Signature Service

BARCELONA, November 11, 2010 - Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. (
), a leader in the development of technology for managing digital
identification and trust in information, has been chosen to provide
centralized electronic signature and validation service technology, via its
TrustedX platform, to the Catalan Certification Agency (CATCert). This new
milestone means the company strengthens its position in the managed
certification and security services providers sector.

Over the last year, Safelayer has increased its market share
in projects aimed at the managed security services providers (MSSPs), such as
certification services providers (CSPs). The Spanish security software
developer holds a solid position in this sector. It has a client portfolio
that includes the Spanish Directorate General of the Police and Civil Guard
(the national eID card-the DNIe, and the ePassport), the Royal Spanish Mint
(CERES-FNMT), Banesto, Izenpe, CATCert, the General Council of Spanish Bar
Associations (CGAE), the Land and Mercantile Registrars Association of Spain,
the National Postal Administration of Uruguay, Portugal's Notariocert and
Colombia's Sociedad Cameral de Certificación Digital. CATCert, which was
already using Safelayer's KeyOne certification technology, will now also rely
on the TrustedX platform to deploy its managed eSignature service.

The managed security services sector, which includes
certification services, has seen continued growth for some years now, and
Safelayer, currently directly and indirectly in the process of closing
several international contracts, foresees that it will continue to grow owing
to the development of cloud computing. According to Francisco Jordan,
Safelayer's CEO: "The improvement in digital identity and security management
is an increasing business priority owing to the need to reduce fraud and
costs. This, coupled with the advantages provided by the cloud paradigm,
particularly in terms of cost reduction, accessibility and availability,
means big opportunities and clear paths for growth for the sector comprising
the providers of the different security services, such as authentication and
electronic signature."

MSSPs and CSPs provide the necessary guarantees for Internet
security and trust deployment, both from the technical and legal
perspectives. They also have an important role in facilitating and
streamlining the development of applications that require eID and eSignature
mechanisms. Safelayer products, which offer the most complete solution in
their category, are aimed at implementing both on-premise security services
and those managed and deployed by trusted third parties (TTPs), which
includes cloud-based security services. Safelayer products have obtained the
Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+ quality certification, which means they provide
the maximum trust required for this type of critical infrastructures.

About Safelayer

Founded in May 1999, Safelayer Secure Communications S.A.
( is a Spanish company that specializes in
developing security products for managing digital identity and trust in
information. Its security products, KeyOne and TrustedX, are used in the
banking and finance and insurance sectors and by security service providers,
such as CSPs, public administration and large corporations. Safelayer is
currently present in 13 countries in EMEA and LATAM via a distribution
channel of 21 VARs.

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