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Safelayer and GYD Ibérica consolidate their product standarisation agreement

The two companies consolidate a collaboration that began with the first digital signature projects undertaken by Safelayer in Spain.

Safelayer Secure Communications, a company leader in the market of PKI technology for digital identification and electronic signature, and GyD Ibérica, the leading manufacturer of smart cards and electronic payments systems in Spain, have renewed their technological collaboration agreement. By virtue of this agreement, both companies have standardised their products to offer the market comprehensive solutions with certified global interoperability.

The agreement certifies the interoperability of hardware devices for protecting keys for user systems.  More specifically, the Starcos SPK card by GyD and KeyOne products by Safelayer have been standardised.

"The use of GyD Ibérica's smart cards increases the security level of user keys in the KeyOne Public Key Infrastructure while enhancing their mobility, enabling keys to be used securely and conveniently in different systems and applications", explains Adrián Moure, Executive Vice President at Safelayer.

Starcos SPK by GyD is a smart card that increases the security level of the user keys of the KeyOne PKI and operators. It offers users increased mobility, enabling them to use their keys securely and comfortably in different systems and applications.

One of the features of Starcos SPK cards is that they can perform signature operations using DSA or RSA keys and they have been granted a high ITSEC E4 certification.  GyD also has cards under Java Card new technologies such as Sm@rtCafé, which offers increased flexibility for applications while preserving maximum security levels.

The fruitful collaboration between the two companies began with the first digital signature projects undertaken by Safelayer in Spain, including those for the Basque Public Administrations (Izenpe) and the Catalan Certification Agency (CATCert).

About GyD Ibérica

GyD Ibérica is the leading card manufacturer in Spain and a supplier of currency processing systems for central banks, note printers and funds transport companies.

The company belongs to the German multinational group Giesecke & Devrient, world market leader in high security products such as bank notes and electronic payment systems.

GyD Ibérica supplies products, advanced solutions and professional security services for industries including the Bank and Telecommunications sector, Public Administrations, Transport, Health and Industry as a whole.

About Safelayer

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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