Utimaco Technology Gains Certification in Accordance with Leading US Security Standard

London, 5th July 2005 – Utimaco’s CryptoServer 2000 has been awarded certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in Canada in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 3. This important IT security standard for cryptographic modules is the world’s benchmark for both governmental bodies and companies in the private sector.

“This means that the certified CryptoServer 2000 now fulfils the highest national and international requirements for legally-compliant security for sensitive company IT applications,” explained Andreas Philipp, Deputy Vice President of Utimaco. “This certification provides organisations with an additional reliable and objective criterion to help them select the best IT security solutions for protecting their electronic assets and, therefore, also save themselves the time and effort spent in evaluating the available options.”

You can find more information about the security standard FIPS and the certification of the CryptoServer 2000 at:

Utimaco Safeware AG

Utimaco is the leading European technology manufacturer of professional IT security solutions. The security technology and solutions developed by Utimaco protect the electronic data of companies and government bodies against unauthorised access and guarantee that business processes and administrative procedures in the electronic world are binding and confidential.

Utimaco Safeware’s Transaction Security division specialises in security solutions for e-business, e-government and e-payment based on its own technologies (telecommunications management systems, hardware security modules, gateways for e-mail security, authentication and digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and PKI-enabled applications).

Utimaco Safeware’s Personal Device Security division supplies technologies and solutions for mobile security in the areas of high-level authentication including biometric techniques, encryption and integrity checks. Its products and solutions secure data in terminal server and Citrix environments, on the PC, notebook and PDA at the workplace, and on the move.

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