Trust Service Providers (TSPs) assure the electronic identification of people and services through the use of strong authentication mechanisms, digital certificates and electronic signatures. They offer digital certificate issue, time-stamping, and signature generation and verification services, providing a trust framework for the relations between organizations and countries.
The EU Directive on Electronic Signatures, along with the resulting legislation in member states and the regulations in Latin America, defines the requirements for providing certification services in which the authentication and non-repudiation services offered by TSPs are regulated and recognized.
Upcoming EU legal framework, consisting of a ‘Regulation of the European Parliament andof the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market’, willexpand current legislation to cover the mutual recognition andacceptance at EU level of notified electronic identification schemes and other essential related electronic Trust Services.
TSPs Rely on Safelayer Technology
As a result of Safelayer's experience in this sector, its technology is used by Trust Service Providers (TSPs) -also referred to as Certification Service Providers (CSPs)- in a number of EMEA and LATAM markets. Safelayer's technology allows providing the trust and security services offered by TSPs.
It facilitates compliance with legal requirements in accordance with the Trust Services Principles and Criteria, such as WebTrust's; the CWA 14167-1 Security Requirements for Trustworthy Systems Managing Certificates for Electronic Signatures; and Common Criteria EAL4+ certification.
KeyOne and TrustedX: Safelayer's Solutions
Safelayer's range includes PKI products, in the form of the KeyOne family, and a security services platform, TrustedX.
- Safelayer solutions allow implementing services for issuing and managing digital certificates (Certification Authority) and electronic time-stamping (Time-Stamping Authority) and other advanced services (Validation Authority). KeyOne family products are used by TSPs in different sectors, such as the FNMT-RCM (the Royal Spanish Mint's CA), which over 2.5 million active certificates, or Certicámara (Chamber of Commerce Digital Certification in Colombia), which provides certificates to different professionals and corporations.
- Safelayer's trust and security services platform, TrustedX, is the base for deploying the advanced security services offered by TSPs. TrustedX supports offering authentication, electronic signature, signature custody and maintenance, and data encryption services in an SaaS (software as a service) context, which means it can be consumed in a straightforward manner as Web services, using REST/WS (Representational State Transfer), SOAP/WS (Service Oriented Access Protocol) or accessed via the Internet by specific groups and sectors, or it can act as a key component among the other services offered by the provider.