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Press Release: 02.2013 // Nuremberg

CC EAL4+ Certificate for MTCOS on SLE78CLX

MaskTech receives Common Criteria Certificate EAL4+ for MTCOS on INFINEON new SLE78CLX crypto controller series. The German BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) also known as the Federal Office for Information Security, has issued new Common Criteria, EAL4+ certificates for MTCOS STD & PRO - SLE78CLX series.

The product certification is registered under the references BSI-DSZ-CC-0762-2012 and BSI-DSZ-CC-0763-2012. The evaluation and certification process is based on the latest protection profiles and CC Version 3.1 used in eID and ePassport applications.

Hardware used in this new product line is the SLE78CLX series (M7820), a high security controller available with crypto co-processor in various memory configurations. It has been certified in Germany according to Common Criteria EAL5+. According to Infineon "it is the first time in the more than 25-year history of chip cards that data is now processed on a CPU itself in encrypted form. “Integrity Guard represents a huge leap forward compared to conventional security strategies that lack capabilities like end-to-end encryption of the data path, continuous monitoring, and cross-checking between two CPUs". MTCOS V2.2 latest edition is extensivley using the new feature set and reaches an unrivaled level of performance on this new platform, up to 20% faster than benchmarking hardware.
New features supported by MTCOS V2.2 are: AES cryptography, SAC/PACE, a wide range of eID and Government applications included in the OS, and up to factor three better performance compared to our previous versions.

With Common Criteria products are evaluated using strict standards that validate the product's security, design process, development environment, functionality, vulnerability handling, testing and documentation.

MaskTech's MTCOS V2.1 & V2.2 eID system on chip has Common Criteria certificates now on 5 different semiconductor platforms.