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A product by Safelayer nominated for the "European ICT Prize for the most innovative technologies

The product is the TrustedX security platform.

Spanish company Safelayer, with its TrustedX product, has been nominated for the European ICT Prize, which recognises the most innovative technologies within the European Information and Communication Technology industry.

The platform, entirely developed by Safelayer and based on SOA architecture and Web services, simplifies the use of PKI security services for electronic signature, data protection and, ultimately, any type of digital identity management.

The nomination also emphasises the concept of ETI as a factor for innovation, describing the process of generating and interpreting the level of trust in information by combining various security domains.

Safelayer's TrustedX has been selected from amongst 450 candidates from 30 countries, only 70 of which have been nominated and, of these, only two are from Spain.

The European ICT Prize, supported by the European Commission and currently in its 13th edition, is a European award that promotes European innovation in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry with a view to boosting the sector's growth and development in Europe. Participation is open to 33 countries.

"For us, being nominated for a prize that recognises the most innovative and imaginative European technology products with clear market potential is a success in itself as well as a major step in line with the internationalisation strategy we initiated with the new year," explains Adrián Moure, Executive Vice President at Safelayer. "Moreover, the nomination consolidates the ETI (Enterprise Trust Integration) concept on which our TrustedX platform is based as the most innovative trend in PKI technology, describing the process of generating and interpreting the level of trust in information by combining various security domains."

Following future evaluations, the jury will propose 20 finalists from amongst seventy nominees. In March, the European Commission will select the finalists that will be awarded €5,000, and the three winners, which will each receive €200,000.

The ceremony will be held on March 16 at the leading ICT fair CeBIT in Hanover (Germany), with the presence of European Commissioner Viviane Reding at the award ceremony.

The European Information and Communication Technology Awards are organised by Euro-CASE with the collaboration and sponsorship of the European Commission.

For further information: http://www.ict-prize.org

TrustedX

The TrustedX platform offers a complete range of security services with the following functionalities:

 

  • Electronic signature and data encipherment, supporting the protection formats for electronic documents, e-mail and Web security.
  • Non-repudiation, including the generation of electronic evidence and digital time-stamp support.
  • Authentication and unique access control in web environments.
  • Uniform and centralised management of information and its auditing.

TrustedX integrates the most advanced security standards and protocols defined by the ITU-T, IETF, ETSI and OASIS international forums and adopted by the industry, thus providing a set of unique functionalities and interoperability with every product on the market that uses these standards.

Euro-CASE is a non-profit organisation formed by the national academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering from twenty European countries.

Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a Spanish company that was founded in May 1999 and is devoted to manufacturing security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. The company has developed all of its technology in Spain and is currently Spanish market leader in security. Today, Safelayer technology sustains the three major certification and digital identification projects in Spain: the Spanish Royal Mint, or FNMT, the Digital ID (DNI Electrónico) and the Digital Passport. Similarly, Safelayer technology ensures the NATO e-mail system.

Safelayer technology, based on open standards, is characterised by its strength, simplicity and flexibility and it is endorsed by the Common Criteria EAL2 and EAL4+ maximum quality certifications.

 

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