FIME, an provider of consulting and integration testing services for smart devices, secure chip applications and near field communication (NFC) technology, has partnered with Thales IT Security Evaluation Facility (ITSEF), a provider of information systems and secure communication in the global markets of defence, security and transportation. This collaboration will provide a new integrated offering – functional testing and security assessment – which meets the needs of the market, as well as supporting technological developments in the field of security.
Thales ITSEF will combine its product security evaluation expertise in the mobile payment sector and NFC technology with FIME’s global presence and functional assessment experience to provide an integrated testing and certification service. The offering will assist companies in achieving certification for industry standards, such as Common Criteria and EMVCo, and private schemes including MasterCard, Visa and Cryptography Research Incorporated (CRI).
Pascal Le Ray, chief executive officer (CEO) of FIME, said: “FIME is delighted to align its knowledge with Thales to assist its clients in achieving the required security approvals from industry bodies and service providers. As markets converge to deliver complex services on secure chips, there is a real need to ensure the highest level of security is implemented across all products to instil market confidence and create a trusted ecosystem. We look forward to working with Thales to advance our respective offerings and believe this will provide significant value to the industry.”
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