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Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under "Common Criteria" International Security Standard

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, February 04, 2009

Fujitsu Limited announced today that its palm vein authentication system, PalmSecure, has been certified under the Common Criteria(1) for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO15408) as Evaluation Assurance Level 2(2). This is the world's first palm vein-based authentication system, and only the third biometric authentication system of any kind, to be certified under this international standard.

The Fujitsu Group will provide PalmSecure on a global basis to serve those customers, such as government agencies and financial institutions, who require advanced security.

PalmSecure PC Login Kit(standard model)

In recent years, biometric authentication based on veins, fingerprints, and iris patterns has become widespread in a variety of applications such as PC or business application login, identity verification at ATMs, and facility access control.

Since the Fujitsu Group has brought palm vein authentication to social infrastructure including banking, healthcare, and academic testing systems, it has been called upon by customers such as government agencies and financial institutions outside of Japan to put the device through a third-party security certification process.

Becoming certified under the international standard for IT security, Common Criteria, responds to that call. The Fujitsu Group can tailor solutions using the high-precision, high-security PalmSecure system to meet customer needs.

Common Criteria Certification Button

Certification Details

Certifying Organization : Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)
(Federal Office for Information Security)
Certification Level : Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2
Certificate Number : BSI-DSZ-CC-0511-2008
Certification Received : December, 2008

The Fujitsu Group will continue to assist its customers worldwide in implementing robust security through the use of the PalmSecure palm vein authentication system.

  • [1] Common Criteria

    Common Criteria is a set of established criteria for evaluating and certifying the information security of IT products and information systems. It is currently recognized in 25 countries. Security evaluations based on Common Criteria look at the security performance and reliability (quality assurance) of the target system. The depth and breadth of the evaluation is indicated by its "Evaluation Assurance Level" (see below).

  • [2] Evaluation Assurance Level 2

    Under Common Criteria, there are seven Evaluation Assurance Levels in increasing order of stringency. A higher Evaluation Assurance Level means that the security assurance for the Target Of Evaluation (TOE) has been tested over a broader scope, although it does not necessarily indicate a higher level of security. The Evaluation Assurance Level 2 score earned by PalmSecure indicates that it is structurally tested.

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Date: 04 February, 2009
City: Tokyo
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