Safelayer Secure Communications (www.safelayer.com), a leader in the security and trust market for information and communication technologies, will provide its digital certification and PKI solutions for developing digital identification infrastructures in Paraguay and Uruguay and so expand its operations in Latin America.
The project awarded to Safelayer's partners, ISA Ltda and Bull Uruguay S.A., is a landmark initiative backed by MERCOSUR Digital for fostering eCommerce between MERCOSUR countries and the European Union. ISA Ltda, with over 10 years experience in digital signature and electronic document management projects, and Bull, which has experience on large-scale projects and has taken part in some of Europe's major PKI projects, will implement Paraguay's root certification Authority and Uruguay's top level certification authority. In Paraguay, ISA Ltda, will work closely with PS Line, with more than two decades of experience offering hardware solutions to the IT market.
Digital identification security is built upon infrastructures based on PKI technology that are interoperable with the infrastructures of other countries. This facilitates communication and the secure exchange of information, both nationally and internationally. According to Francisco Jordán, Safelayer's CEO and cofounder, "Safelayer's security solutions provide a complete set of PKI components for deploying critical and interoperable infrastructures, including electronic identity documents (citizen eID and ePassport) and digital certificates for companies".
Safelayer, with references in LATAM that include the Uruguay National Postal Administration, Certicamara Chamber of Commerce Digital Certification in Colombia, the Border Service of Panama and Banrisul in Brazil, will take part in supplying the latest generation of security solutions based on PKI technology and digital certificates for implementing the certification authorities. Both projects are to start this year and are expected to be completed in 2012.
Founded in 1999, Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. (www.safelayer.com) is a Spanish developer of security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. Safelayer solutions are backed up by quality and security certifications of the highest level that are the result of heavy investment in R&D and innovation, the exclusive adoption of standards and strict interoperability control. Safelayer technology is based on open standards and is characterized by performance, simplicity and flexibility, and by being Common Criteria EAL4+ security and quality certified.