eIDAS Compliant Solutions

Service providers who issue digital certificates, time stamps, or digital signatures can use nCipher nShield HSMs as a part of an eIDAS compliant solution

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Service providers who issue digital certificates, time stamps, or digital signatures can use nCipher nShield HSMs as a part of an eIDAS compliant solution.

The European Union's Electronic Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS) Regulation was developed to help establish a single European market for secure electronic commerce. For organizations that handle online transactions with European citizens, the Regulation will present significant opportunities, but it will also create new requirements. nCipher nShield hardware security modules play a vital role in helping to secure eIDAS-compliant solutions.

nCipher hardware security modules (HSMs) provide the root of trust

nCipher eSecurity is a leading provider of HSMs. nCipher nShield HSMs provide the root of trust for cryptographic data protection systems with a tamper-resistant environment for generating and managing encryption and signing keys, and for running sensitive code.

nCipher nShield HSMs comply with eIDAS standards

nShield Solo, Solo+, Connect, and Connect+ HSMs: nShield Solo XC and Connect XC HSMs:
  • In progress for eIDAS and Common Criteria certification against EN 419 221-5, under NSCIB as Common Criteria EAL 4+ (AVA_VAN.5 and ALC_FLR.2)
  • Can form the basis of an EN 419 241-2 certified remote signing system. (Please contact nCipher if you need further information)
  • Compliant with BSI AIS 20/31 for true and deterministic random number generation

HSMs with these certifications are compliant with the EU's eIDAS regulations* - Electronic Identity, Authentication, and Signature - designed to ensure that digital signatures, time stamps, and other transactional data comply with cross-border standards.

What does this certification mean to nCipher's partners and customers?

Service providers who issue digital certificates, time stamps, or digital signatures can use nShield HSMs as a part of eIDAS compliant solutions. Customers using these solutions are compliant with these important standards.

How is nCipher serving the eIDAS community? nCipher is -

  • Integrating nCipher HSMs with key partner applications
  • Helping enterprises implement solutions through comprehensive consulting services
  • Playing a consultative role in developing EU trust standards

* Article 51, Transitional Measures

nCipher eIDAS Community Overview

nCipher proudly partners with industry leaders to deliver comprehensive and compliant solutions. See how nCipher is helping partners deliver eIDAS compliant services.

eIDAS

eIDAS is a EU regulation that establishes standards for electronic identities, authentication and signatures. The goal of the Regulation is to encourage the creation of a single European market for secure electronic commerce.

The eIDAS Regulation applies to government bodies and businesses that provide online services to European citizens, and that recognize or use identities, authentication, or signatures.

eIDAS requires that government and public commercial services recognize standard signature formats and pan-European identities. This applies to services associated with tax statements, insurance contracts, banking agreements, business-to-business electronic invoicing and pharmaceutical records. It also applies to commercial services that require a EU identity, for example, so-called “know your customer” services in banking. In addition, any trust services associated with these activities will be regulated by eIDAS.

nCipher Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) Serve as Root of Trust

nCipher nShield HSMs serve as the root of trust for cryptographic data protection systems by providing a tamper-resistant environment for generating and managing encryption and signing keys and for running sensitive code.

nCipher nShield HSMs Comply with eIDAS Standards

nCipher has earned Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+ (AVA_VAN.5) certification, which recognizes nShield HSMs as Secure Signature Creation Devices (SSCDs). HSMs with this certification and SSCD recognition are compliant with the EU's eIDAS regulations designed to ensure that digital signatures, time stamps, and other transactional data comply with cross-border standards.

The Importance of Certification

Service providers can use nShield HSMs to issue digital certificates, time stamps, or digital signatures as a part of eIDAS compliant solutions.

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