AACHEN, Germany and SINGAPORE—July 18, 2016—Utimaco, the leading manufacturer of hardware-based security technology (Hardware Security Modules, HSM), today announced it is extending its range of TimestampServer offerings with the introduction of TimestampServer 2.40.
Enterprises and governments can now add this much needed security component to their IT architectures. They may choose to integrate the timestamping functions as part of document management and archiving systems, electronic tender platforms, electronic invoicing solutions or lottery systems.
TimestampServer 2.40 comes with a range of unique features, including FIPS 140-2 certified Hardware Security Modules (Level 3 or Level 4 physical security) and is compliant with RFC 3161 timestamp protocol and ETSI Technical Specification TS102023. Common algorithms such as RSA (up to 8192 bits key length) and SHA-2 are supported. The broad choice of performance levels available for Utimaco TimestampServer ensures that customers can always find the best price-performance ratio for their application needs.
“We are proud to present the new version of our TimestampServer. It is one of the few products in the world that comes with an integrated Hardware Security Module,” said Malte Pollmann, CEO of Utimaco. “Unlike software-only solutions the Utimaco TimestampServer can be used to secure really high value applications and assets like multi-million dollar lotteries, online tender platforms, document management systems or government assets such as land registries. The only way to ensure that no unauthorized individual or organization can modify these assets is by using a hardware-based timestamping solution as a Root of Trust.”
European eIDAS and the Utimaco TimestampServer
eIDAS, the new European Union regulation for electronic identification and trust services applies to timestamping of documents. The EU decision making process for defining the eIDAS security requirements is supported by Utimaco. The HSM manufacturer engages in CEN Technical Committee 224, Working Group 17 which among others defines security requirements and the related Protection Profiles (PP) for Qualified Trust Service Providers (TSP) in compliance with the eIDAS regulation. Once the EU requirements for timestamping are frozen, Utimaco will make sure that its partners and customers can rely on eIDAS compliant hardware and software solutions.