|[May 19, 2014]
INSIDE Secure Launches an Advanced Dual Interface Secure Microcontroller for E-Government Applications
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France --(Business Wire)--
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext: INSD), a leader in embedded solutions for
securing transactions, content and digital identity, today announces the
launch of AT90SC28880RCFV2, an advanced dual interface (contact and
contactless) secure microcontroller with a cryptographic library.
AT90SC28880RCFV2 is designed to provide strong security at high speed
for e-Government applications, mainly digital identification. It
complies with the ISO 14443 contactless card standard, thus fulfills
industry-wide compatibility requirements for transactions between
contact or contactless cards and readers.
There are high numbers of readers already deployed; but they are
heterogeneous. INSIDE's applications engineering laboratory carried out
extensive testing to ensure AT90SC28880RCFV2's interoperability. It was
tested against a wide selection of readers in the field using ISO14443
test suites, and its interoperability was verified at 100 percent.
INSIDE can now provide target users with greater flexibility to carry
out strong user authentication using any reader and in accordance with
strict security requirements.
AT90SC28880RCFV2 is one of the very few microcontrollers on the market
that is able to perform highly secured identification operations at a
very high speed, up to 6.8Mbits/sec with contactless readers. Benefits
of AT90SC28880RCFV2's Very High Bit Rate (VHBR) come in the form of
faster user authentication for checking passports at control gates or
electronic badges at check points, in less than a second.
The Common Crieria EAL5+ (ANSSI-CC-2013/59) and ICAO layer 2
certifications that INSIDE's new dual interface secure microcontroller
has achieved will allow smart card vendors to host the microcontroller
onto smart cards used for passports, ID and health insurance cards. With
this highly certified level of security, smart card vendors will have an
even more robust microcontroller that comes with high-speed operation.
INSIDE Secure has already engaged with customers targeting some of the
largest products in the world.
"Governments and authorities around the world are looking for ways to
more easily and efficiently authenticate users of their services and
manage the process. At the same time, they must protect user privacy, as
well as reduce fraud and identify theft," said Bernard Vian, EVP of the
Secure Transactions business division at INSIDE Secure. "INSIDE's
AT90SC28880RCFV2 secure microcontroller is a step-up in security. It
will accelerate the identity validation process while protecting the
document holder's confidential data, thus adding significant value to
e-ID solutions. Our new secure microcontroller, which uses a ROM-EEPROM
technology, is very price-competitive compared to other technologies. It
meets the price-point for e-Government applications."
Digital Identification is used to reduce fraud and identity theft. It
also eases citizen access to government services and documents.
According to Eurosmart, the international association for the Smart
Security Industry, the 2014 world market figures for smart secure
devices in government applications is forecasted to reach 400 million
units, with shipments up 14 percent from the previous year.
INSIDE's secure microcontroller product family targets e-Government
applications that need a high level of security. AT90SC28880RCFV2
features all the cryptographic algorithms required for e-Government
applications, including DES/3DES, AES, RSA (News - Alert) and ECC. With
AT90SC28880RCFV2, INSIDE has broadened its dual interface product
offering with 80KB of EEPROM memory to meet the needs of high-end
e-Government applications. INSIDE offer now covers 18KB (low end) to
80KB (high end).
About INSIDE Secure
INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 - INSD) provides
comprehensive embedded security solutions. World-leading companies rely
on INSIDE Secure's mobile security and secure transaction offerings to
protect critical assets including connected devices, content, services,
identity and transactions. Unmatched security expertise combined with a
comprehensive range of IP, semiconductors, software and associated
services gives INSIDE Secure customers a single source for advanced
solutions and superior investment protection. For more information,
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