DERMALOG enables secure access to electronic passports

Hamburg, December 18, 2017

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has certified DERMALOG’s “ePassport MRTDAPI” inspection software. The innovation leader in biometrics thus offers a secure and reliable solution for checking electronic ID documents.

Thanks to biometrics, official documents are better protected against counterfeiting. For example, passports today not only consist of visible authenticity features such as holograms or imprints, but also an RFID chip. Portrait photos or fingerprints of the passport holder can be stored on the chip and, if necessary, verified – for example at a border check.

For secure access to the chip data, DERMALOG has developed the “ePassport MRTDAPI” software, which verifies the authenticity of the stored information. ”ePassport MRTDAPI” uses the latest security mechanisms such as Extended Access Control (EAC). They protect the relevant data from unauthorized access.

Now the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik; BSI) has certified the DERMALOG solution according to the guideline “TR-03105”. The BSI confirms the reliable functioning of the software and the compliance with the strict requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “ePassport MRTDAPI” is being used with the DERMALOG VF1 All-In-One Scanner. The device captures not only fingerprints but also identity documents and airline tickets.

In early 2017, BSI certified the latest generation of the DERMALOG ZF1 fingerprint scanner according to the “TR-03121” guideline. The device also passed the review for “Mobile ID” of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a few weeks ago. The FBI recently issued additional certificates for DERMALOG’s fingerprint scanners F1 and Palm 3. This means that all devices meet the highest standards worldwide.

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