XIRING (Paris:ALXIR), a security solutions provider for electronic
transactions and A.E.T. Europe B.V. (AET), a market leader in middleware
for strong authentication with cryptographic tokens, announce today they
meet up cross reference to provide complete strong authentication and
digital signature solutions compliant with industry standards.
The use of secure identity documents such as electronic national
identity cards, health cards or government agent cards frequently
requires computer software solutions like middleware and hardware
devices like smart card readers. These should work together to provide
best ergonomics for the end user with a high security level.
XIRING's new line of USB smart card readers dedicated to e-ID markets
includes secure readers with keypad and display named Leo by XIRING (for
desktop use) and Myleo (a portable version). Using Leo and Myleo secure
card readers, secure PIN entry management is supported, enabling the
user to locally enter his Personal Identification Number (PIN) on the
reader keyboard: the PIN is presented to the smart card directly,
without going through the computer.
AET's SafeSign Identity Client (IC) delivers strong authentication and
digital signatures with cryptographic smart cards. SafeSign IC offers
the most comprehensive support available on the market for card
operating systems, smart cards, languages and functions.
Thanks to a successful cross referencing effort between AET and XIRING,
XIRING's e-ID smart card readers and AET SafeSign Identity Client
middleware are certified to work together, thus enabling any customer
aiming at building a project to speed up its integration by using these
Reinoud WEIJMAN, Managing Director of AET:"The use of Secure PIN pad
readers like Leo and Myleo is important for customers who need a secure
environment for entering their PIN. We are very pleased to see XIRING's
smart card readers offering just that".
"XIRING is pleased to join AET's partner program as AET
Certified Technology Partner. It backs our strategy for e-ID markets
providing sophisticated authentication and signing solutions for both
professionals and the general public" comments Laurent MAITRE,
Marketing Director of XIRING.
Dutch company A.E.T. Europe B.V. (AET), headquartered in Arnhem and
founded in 1998, is committed to IT security. AET offers its customers
ingenious solutions based on worldwide accepted standards for e-commerce
and information security.
AET is setting new standards in the
crucial business area of developing middleware for smart cards and USB
tokens with its SafeSign Identity Client. Another of AET's bestsellers
its BlueX Digital ID Management. This well-known and extremely adaptable
system supports the simplification and automation of individual steps
for the digital ID management process.
a security solutions provider for electronic transactions, develops
security software embedded in smart card readers and terminals for
strong authentication and electronic signatures. XIRING is the market
leader in SESAM-Vitale healthcare terminals for generating and signing
electronic medical claim forms or for updating healthcare cards in
France and also works alongside authorities in the field of healthcare
system dematerialization in international markets. In the area of
electronic identity (e-ID), XIRING proposes a broad range of solutions
for public authority staff and citizens to meet the latest market
challenges with secure electronic identity documents systems: electronic
national identity cards, electronic passports, public transport cards
and professional cards. XIRING is listed on the Alternext compartment of
the NYSE-Euronext Paris stock exchange. For further information: www.xiring.com
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