BSI2000 Seeks Enhanced Federal Security Certification For US-VISIT

Wednesday 16 June 2004 09:35 CET | News

BSI2000 has engaged IBM Canada Limited/DOMUS IT Security Laboratory Division to lead the effort to have its CRYPTO 2000 optical card security system certified to the new enhanced U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 (1, 2, 3 and physical 4) levels.

FIPS 140-2 is an internationally recognized level of federal certification that delivers a high level of trust in certified systems. DOMUS is an accredited Cryptographic Modules Testing Laboratory that will perform the extensive test protocols that cover eleven areas related to the design and implementation of crypto modules. BSI2000 has a number of patent applications in place designed to protect the CRYPTO 2000 technology. The $10 billion US-VISIT program creates a new biometrics-based electronic entry/exit system that will accurately track persons entering and exiting the United States as well as those who have overstayed their non-immigrant visas. It is planned for use in U.S. air and seaports.

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