Safran Identity & Security’s highly secure mobile payment solution is certified by Visa and Mastercard

Safran Identity & Security, world leader in identity and security solutions, announced that its Airpass mobile payment solution, which includes a unique cryptographic security component, has been certified by Visa and Mastercard.

Airpass the secure mobile payment solution is certified by Visa and MastercardAirpass is a highly secure mobile payment solution which allows users to pay in store or online using a mobile phone. It has distinguished itself as the only solution on the market to be certified by Visa and Mastercard, not only in terms of functionality and quality requirements but also in terms of security.

This high level of security is in particular ensured by a unique whitebox cryptographic* component, with many possible uses. Airpass offers a software based alternative to securing sensitive data and mobile applications without using a secure element (such as tokenization for mobile payment).

Safran is also working on expanding this unique solution to secure digital identity documents such as electronic ID cards, passports and driving licenses on smartphones.

Thanks to whitebox cryptography, we can provide a unique software solution to protect confidential information contained on a smartphone. The type of security offered by Airpass is a necessary prerequisite to boost the development of trusted mobile services, particularly in the fields of banking and retail.
Olivier Méaux, Executive Vice President of the Digital Security and Authentication division at Safran Identity & Security

*Whitebox cryptography secures sensitive and secret data using a software with a level close to that of a smart card.

  • About IDEMIA - OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.

    Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
    OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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