Directive 1999/93/EC aims to establish a common legal framework for the use of electronic signatures and other certification services, which contributes to fostering their legal recognition in member states. The EU Directive on Electronic Signatures establishes the requirements for certification service providers (CSPs) and recognized, or qualified, certificates. It also stipulates the requirements for generating and verifying different types of signatures (simple, advanced or recognized—i.e., qualified).

Safelayer's PKI platform, KeyOne, is a solution for CSPs that incorporates a set of components for managing digital certificates. It facilitates compliance with the European Committee for Standardization's (CEN) Security Requirements for Trustworthy Systems Managing Certificates for Electronic Signatures CWA 14167-1 (*), is Common Criteria EAL4+ certified and facilitates adaptation to the requirements for CSPs issuing recognized certificates (Appendices I and II of the Directive on Electronic Signatures).

TrustedX is a trust services platform that facilitates compliance with the European regulatory framework on electronic signatures, and the resulting legislation passed in member states, for both electronic signature generation and verification services. TrustedX is based on PKI technology and digital certificates, which means that as well as the electronic signature, it also supports deploying other typical security services, including strong authentication and data encryption.

(*)CWA 14167-1: Security Requirements for Trustworthy Systems Managing Certificates for Electronic Signatures — Part 1: System Security Requirements

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