IDEMIA CloudCard+, a biometrics and mobile-based Strong Customer Authentication solution, certified by French IT security agency

IDEMIA announces that the French national security agency (ANSSI, Agence Nationale de Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) has granted CloudCard+, its first level security certification (CSPN, “Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau”).

IDEMIA CloudCard+ is a new generation solution for securing digital transactions with strong customer authentication and digital signature. It relies on mobile and biometrics to strongly secure Web and Mobile applications and improves customer experience, reduces costs, eases large-scale deployments.

CloudCard+’s great strength is the combination of reliable authentication factors based on: who users are (their biometrics, selfie check/fingerprint), what users have (their smartphone), what users know (their PIN code).

With CloudCard+, public and private organizations can reinforce their digital security to thwart rising cyber-attacks, especially via mobile channels.

With CloudCard+, users can access sensitive e-services (e-banking, e-administration…) and confirm sensitive transactions (payment, money transfer…) anytime, anywhere and through any device. Furthermore, CloudCard+ offers secure, easy digital signature that cannot be repudiated.

Cloudcard+ is already used by millions of end-users. It has been adopted by major French banking groups to comply with Payment Service Directive 2 requirements regarding Strong Customer Authentication. It also enables UK citizens to securely access digital public services using GOV.UK Verify.

As the outcome of a series of tests performed by an independent laboratory accredited by ANSSI, the agency confirmed that the software complies with its security goal and validated the efficiency of its security functions. In particular, the certification attests to the user’s personal data protection, which are secured by design: users are in sole control of their means of authentication (PIN and biometrics).

We are proud of this CSPN certification, which attests to the high level of security of CloudCard+, our biometrics and mobile-based Strong Customer Authentication solution. It enables private and public organizations to strike the perfect balance between digital security, notably on mobile channels, compliance and user experience. In particular, CloudCard+ is compliant with Payment Service Directive 2 requirements regarding Strong Customer Authentication. That is another proof of its high level of security.
Jean-Christophe Fondeur, IDEMIA’s CTO


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