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United Kingdom Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under "Common Criteria" International Security Standard

February 11, 2009
Fujitsu PalmSecure single sign-on mouse

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced 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.

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

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 Fujitsu has introduced 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. Fujitsu can tailor solutions using the high-precision, high-security PalmSecure system to meet customer needs.

Certification Details

Certifying Organisation: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

Fujitsu Europe Limited will continue to assist its customers EMEA-wide in implementing robust security through the use of the PalmSecure palm vein authentication system.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Company:Fujitsu Europe Limited Group

Date: 11 February, 2009

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