Credentsys is a secure smart card family that is designed for national ID systems, passports, and multi-use enterprise security environments. The family is certified to FIPS 140-2 and 201-1/SP800-73-1 specifications. Two different Java™ configurations are available, supporting standard Java GlobalPlatform compliant applets. All cards include contactless communication protocol ISO 14443 Type B. Credentsys cards offer a high level of built-in security with abnormal condition detection sensors to uncover changes in voltage, light, temperature, frequency, and other forms of tampering, such as glitch generation. All cryptographic key objects, PIN objects and other sensitive data are always stored in nonvolatile memory in an encrypted format. Integrity checks are performed on all critical system and data components prior to each access in order to detect tampering, allowing the Credentsys secure kernel to take defensive action. The memory protection unit is used for secure isolation of applications and OS code. All supported chips have received Common Criteria EAL 5+ certification.
Credentsys smart cards achieve high security assurance by resisting identity fraud and tampering, using rapid electronic authentication. Credentsys cards offer a combination of high performance and cost-effectiveness by running on advanced 32-bit RISC processor cores with DES & PKI crypto acceleration. The Credentsys card's crypto library utilizes hardware crypto accelerators for 3DES, RSA, and DSA.