Aachen, May 21st 2019 – Utimaco is the first manufacturer of Hardware Security Modules to be approved for the „Qualified Certification Process“ by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
This new process was introduced by the BSI in 2018 in order to accelerate product approvals for a VS-NfD – Restricted product classification submitted by vendors familiar with the approval pattern. To be appointed as a trustworthy Certified Vendor, companies have to go through a two-phase evaluation process based on the internationally recognized Common Criteria standard. With the initial evaluation of the development processes of manufacturers, a second step allows a faster approval predication for products while maintaining the required level of trust. The use of BSI accredited programs and equipment is a pre-requisite for all organizations and private companies that process data classified as VS-NfD – Restricted. Programs and equipment approved for VS-NfD – Restricted classification may also be used for data classified as “NATO restricted”.
As a Certified Vendor, Utimaco now benefits from a much shorter product approval process of only a few months, as compared to the usual one year or longer approval period. This gives Utimaco’s customers much faster access to the latest security technology, thus providing optimal protection of their sensitive data.
On 17 May, 2019, the BSI approved Utimaco’s „CryptoServer CP5 VS-NfD“ product according to the Qualified Certification Process. CryptoServer VS-NfD is a Hardware Security Module suitable for a variety of use cases, such as secure PKI and Certificate Authorities systems.
Stefan Auerbach, CEO of Utimaco GmbH, stated: „With our CryptoServer VS-NfD product line, we offer highly secure IT security solutions to organizations and enterprises handling protectively marked information. We have been working closely with the BSI for many years to provide state-of-the-art IT security and we are very pleased to have been awarded Certified Vendor status as a validation of our products and processes, to the benefit of our customers.”
Stefan Auerbach, CEO of Utimaco: „We are very pleased to have been awarded Certified Vendor status as a validation of our products and processes, to the benefit of our customers.“
Utimaco is an international provider of IT security solutions based in Aachen (Germany) and Campbell, CA (US). Utimaco develops hardware security modules and compliance solutions for telecommunication providers in the field of regulation. Utimaco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in both technology segments. Over 220 employees have committed to the company´s goal to protect people, ideas and data. Customers and partners value the reliability and long-term investment security solutions. Utimaco stands for recognized product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and products that effectively meet market requirements. Find out more on www.utimaco.com.
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