Infineon launches Secora ID security platform for electronic identification documents

Infineon has introduced a new ID security solution, dubbed Secora ID, to ease the execution of electronic identification (eID) document projects, the company announced.

Secora ID combines Infineon’s security chip with software to make eID document integration easier. It can be tailored to suit national eID schemes requirements or specifications of applications such as electronic health cards, eDriver licenses or multi-application solutions combining identification, payment and public transport ticketing.

The new addition to Infineon’s product portfolio is a plug-and-play solution that also runs Java Card applications on smart cards or other devices for optimized design, testing and solution deployment.
Scheduled for delivery in 2020, Secora ID will be demonstrated at the Trustech in Cannes event in France between November 26 to 28.

“Infineon’s expertise is based on more than 160 government ID projects that cover more than 70 percent of the world’s population,” said Maurizio Skerlj, senior director of Government ID at Infineon. “With the Secora ID enablement platform, Infineon enables security printers and card manufacturers to progress further on their path towards digitalization of governmental applications.”

Secora ID can be integrated with contact-based, contactless and dual interface solutions for easier and faster digital identification. It is in line with Global Platform v2.3.1 and Java Card standard v3.0.5 requirements and supports top level encryption, the company says. It has a memory space of up to 450 KB that can store both personal data and biometric and visa information.

Future plans include certifying the operating system according to Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6+ and EMVCo; the applets are targeted to be certified according to Common Criteria EAL5+. All Secora ID solutions will be available in widely used smart card packages including innovative CoM (Coil-on-Module) packaging.

Applet choices for major eID applications are supported by the Infineon Applet Collection, the Applet Collection by Masktech GmbH and the ePasslet Suite by cv cryptovision GmbH.

“We are delighted that our multi-application ePasslet Suite will be available on Infineon’s new high-end chip and OS platform,” said Markus Hoffmeister, CEO cv cryptovision GmbH. “The partnership with Infineon is an important milestone for cryptovision and a boost for our long-standing and extensive reach in the eID market.”

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