Smartrac was one of the first inlay manufacturers to achieve the level of security certification that silicon chip manufacturers and chip operating system providers have set as a standard for their recent products. As of today, Smartrac is the only company to have received EAL6 certification for OS loading onto flash memory chips, which must follow a qualified secure handling procedure.
By being certified to do this, Smartrac can better meet customer expectations for faster delivery times, since it reduces the time-consuming logistical step of getting chips packaged into modules by the chip suppliers. Smartrac now has the flexibility required to supply small, medium and high volumes at short notice.
Compared to EAL5, EAL6 certification requires an enhanced secure IT infrastructure, including firewall, virtual private network (VPN) and intrusion detection system/intrusion protection system (IDS/IPS), as well as excellent perimeter security.
“As the global leader in high-quality and high-security RFID inlays for identity documents, we are delighted to obtain EAL6 certification,” said Ralf Henn, SVP, Secure ID & Transactions Business Division at Smartrac.