SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID transponders, announced that the company has obtained EAL5+ certification for its high security production site in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
The EAL5+ site certificate complements the already existing EAL5 certificate. Certificates from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) are accepted in all countries following the Common Criteria specifications. Customers throughout the value chain benefit from increased flexibility and cost savings as they are now enabled to include the SMARTRAC site certificate in their own product certificates.
"With the completion of the second EAL5+ site certification, we are the only high security inlay and eCover manufacturer who has two active EAL5+ site certificates", says Dr. Christian Fischer, CEO of SMARTRAC. "We are very pleased that we are able to offer our customers a future-proof and flexible security commitment which serves their needs."
The facility in Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany, is part of the company's global network of certified high security production facilities in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. which comply with a range of quality and security standards, among them Security Assurance Certification from NASPO, ISO 9001 certification, and site certificates supporting the EAL5+ assurance level. The company's target to equip further production facilities with site certificates and increase the certification grade of existing ones offers business partners the possibility to satisfy demand alternatively on a certified SMARTRAC location nearby.
The EAL5+ site certificate (BSI-DSZ-CC-S-0008-2011) and the SMARTRAC Site Security Target LITE are available for download on the BSI website:
SMARTRAC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID components for a broad range of applications in all current frequency standards. The company produces both ready-made and customized transponders for public transport, access control, RFID-based car immobilizers, animal identification, libraries, industry, and logistics.
SMARTRAC is the global market leader in high-quality RFID inlays for electronic passports (e-passports) and contactless credit cards (e-payment) as well as for RFID transponders for public transportation applications. SMARTRAC was founded in 2000, went public in July 2006, and trades as a stock corporation under Dutch law with its registered headquarters in Amsterdam. The company currently employs some 3,300 employees and maintains a global research and development, production, and sales network.