LEVALLOIS, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oberthur Technologies, a worldwide supplier of security technologies and AriadNEXT, a supplier of innovative and secure dematerialisation solutions, have been selected by SFR, France’s second biggest telecommunications operator, to supply a complete electronic signature solution.
This project, based on dematerialisation of subscription contracts, enables subscribers to authenticate themselves in complete security using a certificate exported on a SIM card and to access qualified and totally secure services via their mobile phone.
This dematerialisation is carried out by means of S<CUBE terminals developed by AriadNEXT, which are deployed in each Espace SFR store. These terminals incorporate a card which, when a subscription is taken out and after the supporting documents have been scanned, will enable the creation of an electronic contract which will be securely signed electronically. The Common Criteria Certified IAS ECC card supplied by Oberthur Technologies allows a qualified signature to be placed on the contract, giving it legal value.
The S<CUBE takes the form of a terminal which is autonomous but connected to a central server. This solution enables reading of supporting documents, checking of document authenticity, extraction and sending of data after optical character recognition, electronic document signature, submission of a certificate on a support and archiving of digital files. The S<CUBE terminal supplied in this project has obtained First Level Security Certification (CSPN) issued by the ANSSI (French authorities).
Each S<CUBE incorporates an Oberthur Technologies ID-One IAS ECC card, which allows completely secure implementing of the authentication, encryption and signature operations necessary for enrolling of a new customer and electronic signing of his contract.
Once this contract is signed, the subscriber will be able to authenticate himself in complete security using a certificate exported on his SIM card, enabling him to use his mobile phone to access services such as online purchasing or online consultation of bank accounts without any transmission of banking information.
The ID-One IAS ECC card supplied in this project is certified at an EAL 4+ security level in accordance with the European SSCD1 electronic signature protection profile.
“With the success of this project, which is being deployed throughout the network of 827 Espace SFR stores, AriadNEXT is keeping its word and proving the excellence of its innovative dematerialisation solutions,” declares Guillaume Despagne, Chairman of AriadNEXT.
“By providing the IAS ECC cards for this project, Oberthur Technologies is confirming its position as a leading supplier of innovative solutions and demonstrating its capacity to supply qualified services based on PKI applications,” comments Stéphane Guilbault, Director of Oberthur Technologies’ Identity Division.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is one of the world’s leading suppliers of security technologies: development of systems, solutions and services associated with smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC cards, etc.) and conventional and electronic secure identity documents (national identity cards, passports, health cards, etc.), production of bank notes and fiduciary documents and equipment for protection of bank notes during transport and in ATMs. Oberthur Technologies employs 6,800 people on 65 sites in 40 different countries. The group achieved sales of €979 million in 2010.
For further information: www.oberthur.com
AriadNEXT is a French start-up created in March 2010. It supplies mobile network operators, banks and other service providers with an innovative and secure subscription solution.
In July 2010, the company completed a first round of financing of €1.3 million and thus saw SFR Développement purchase a stake in it.
AriadNEXT now has 15 employees and plans a further increase in its workforce this year.
The company intends to develop its activity in the mobile phone operator market in France and abroad, as well as in the banking sector.
AriadNEXT SAS is a simplified joint stock company having its head office at 80 avenue des Buttes de Coësmes, 35700 Rennes, France. It is registered on the Rennes Register of Companies under the number 520 769 225.
For further information: www.ariadnext.com
1 SSCD: Secure Signature Creation Device
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