Entrust's EAC ePassport Platform Implemented for Slovakia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs



    
    Trusted security expert provides governments easy-to-deploy, off-the-shelf
    ePassport platform




    
    DALLAS, Sept. 8 /CNW/ -- With the European Union's Extended Access
Control (EAC) ePassport deadline recently expiring, Entrust, Inc., has once
again emerged as one of the leaders in ePassport development, deployment and
innovation. The trusted security expert deployed second-generation ePassport
architecture -- also known as Extended Access Control (EAC) -- for the Slovak
Republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "Required by the EU, this latest generation of ePassports provides
enhanced security and authentication capabilities for today's machine-readable
travel documents (MRTD)," said Tomas Babjak, project manager for EAC project
implementation from the Department of Security and Information Processing,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. "EAC ePassports improve
security at border checkpoints and provide additional assurances for the
safety of our citizens."

    The Entrust EAC ePassport solution in Slovak Republic is currently
deployed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs facility in the country's capital
of Bratislava, as well as 72 consular posts around the world. In detail,
Entrust implemented a Document Verifying Certification Authority (DVCA) and
the accompanying inspection station concentrator, which enables Slovakian
citizens living abroad to (visualize or inspect) its obtained EAC ePassports.

    "EAC ePassport technology is a critical next step for global border
security initiatives," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "Although
the EU has issued certain mandates, the Slovak Republic is proactive and
serves as a strong model for other EAC ePassport implementations."

    Countries are in the process of evolving their ePassport programs to a
second-generation framework that includes capabilities for EAC. EU member
countries were required to add fingerprint data to MRTDs with the biometric
information protected through the EAC scheme by June 2009.

    Having been actively involved in security for ePassports from the
formative stages of the technology, Entrust is currently the only security
vendor that offers a dual-rooted ePassport solution, which enables
organization to deploy BAC ePassports and then seamlessly migrate to EAC
ePassports from a single platform. Working with leading system integrators,
Entrust products have unprecedented interoperability to work with these
systems and ensure that the integrity of, and access to, the credentials is
secure.

    Entrust has a long history of providing security software and services to
government agencies across the world. Entrust provides security solutions for
e-government and national security initiatives in more than 30 countries
worldwide. Government agencies are leveraging the flexible and scalable
solutions that Entrust offers to secure transactions and information
internally and with citizens, businesses, suppliers and contractors.
    

    About Entrust
    
    Entrust provides trusted solutions that secure digital identities and
information for enterprises and governments in 2,000 organizations spanning 60
countries. Offering trusted security for less, Entrust solutions represent the
right balance between affordability, expertise and service. These include SSL,
strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates and PKI. For
information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit
www.entrust.com.

    Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States
and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of
Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Lindsey Jones, Media Relations,
+1-972-728-0374, Lindsey.jones@entrust.com Web Site: http://www.entrust.com

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