HID Global, a provider of secure identity solution, has obtained a site certificate for its Galway, Ireland e-government solutions manufacturing facility from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which supports product certifications conformance up to the Common Criteria assurance level EAL5+. The site certificate covers the initialization and production environments and processes for personal electronic identification (e-ID) products, including RFID inlays for e-passports and contactless national ID cards.
Common Criteria is an internationally approved set of security standards that ensures an evaluation of the security capabilities of information technology products for government customers, and site certificates from the BSI are accepted in all countries following the Common Criteria specifications.
“The certification of HID's Galway, Ireland manufacturing facility reinforces our leadership in delivering highly secure e-government solutions,” said Jason Bohrer, Senior VP of Operations with HID Global. “The certification coupled with our expansion of the Galway facility enables us to increase the production capacity of core components used in the manufacture of e-documents, e-passports and e-national IDs to meet the growing worldwide demand for e-government solutions.”