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Safelayer interoperates with products that comply with internationa standars

TrustedX, one of the technologies selected for the ECOM Long-Term Storage Plug Test, brings together the leading manufacturers of the security industry.

The testing verifies the consistency and interoperability of electronic signature standards between the various products and tools currently on the market for long-term storage of electronically signed documents.

Adrián Moure, vice president of Safelayer: “ETSI standards are becoming increasingly important in terms of the regulations on Electronic Signatures in Europe and internationally, and Safelayer has been a pioneer, with TrustedX, in simplifying these types of tools for business processes.”

Safelayer Secure Communications, a leading Spanish company in the PKI technology market for digital identification, electronic signature and data encryption, has actively participated in the Long-Term Storage Plug Test. The tests, organized by the Next Generation Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM) in co-operation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), are designed to measure the consistency of the standards on electronic signature and the interoperability between the different products and tools currently available on the market.

Manufacturers from Europe, Asia and North America took part in the testing, which they used as a trial for the implementation of the various ETSI, CAdES and XAdES signature standards for long-term storage of electronically signed documents. The testing took place between November 2007 and February 2008.

The Spanish company has been involved in tests for TrustedX, a Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform that resolves security and trust issues in the exchange of documents and information between business processes, by providing authentication, authorization, electronic signature and data protection. In the words of Francisco Jordan, vice president of technology at Safelayer, “TrustedX offers an environment of trust that uses open standards to guarantee the safe exchange of electronic documents.”

According to Adrián Moure, vice president of Safelayer, “ETSI standards are becoming increasingly important in terms of the regulations on Electronic Signatures in Europe and internationally. Safelayer has been a pioneer, with its TrustedX, in simplifying these types of tools for business processes.”

The company will also be involved in the upcoming ETSI international interoperability Plugtest for manufacturers implementing the XAdES standard; this will take place from 3-7 March. As a result, Safelayer will augment its strategy for developing standards-based and interoperable products.

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The Long-Term Storage Plug Test Project is a series of interoperability tests organized by the Next Generation Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM) in co-operation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The objective is to test long-term electronic document storage products that comply with the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).

Safelayer Secure Communications, S.A., a Spanish company founded in May 1999, is a manufacturer of security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. The company has fully developed its technology in Spain, where it is the security market leader.

The Safelayer technology currently handles Spain's three largest digital certification and identification projects, namely: the Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT), the electronic ID card (DNI-e) and the Electronic Passport. Safelayer technology also secures the NATO email system. Based on open standards, the company's powerful technology is recognized for its simplicity and flexibility, and is backed by the highest quality certifications: Common Criteria EAL2 and EAL4+.

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