Gemalto’s U.S. Secure Production Center Awarded NASPO Security Assurance Certification
Austin, Texas, Sept 21, 2010–Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced its advanced manufacturing and service center in Montgomeryville, PA., has received the security assurance certification from the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO). The audit renewed the certification of Gemalto’s security practices and procedures against the ANSI/NASPO Class II “Assurance Standards for the Document and Product Security Industries.” This voluntary certification continues to distinguish Gemalto’s advanced production center as a premier U.S. manufacturer of secure identity products and solutions.
The NASPO standard certification evaluates all security practices within the center. This includes the manufacturing and services processes, security controls for the supply chain and critical component suppliers, as well as policies and procedures to ensure only authorized customers have access to finished products. Gemalto’s Montgomeryville facility produces, personalizes and delivers a broad range of secure products. These include U.S. electronic passports, credit and debit cards, contactless payment cards, subscriber identification modules (SIMs) and universal identification cryptographic cards (UICCs) for mobile telecom, and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards for U.S. federal government employees.
“Gemalto’s commitment to our customers and the security of their supply chain is what drives our ongoing voluntary compliance with NASPO and other security certifications,” said Paul Beverly, president Gemalto North America. “The NASPO standard audit provides a rigorous third-party accreditation assuring our customers that security best practices, controls, processes and procedures are strictly enforced for everything we produce and deliver.”
Gemalto’s Montgomeryville facility is committed to meeting the most rigorous standards and security certifications in the telecom, banking and government sectors, including:
- Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the GSM Association
- ISO 9001:2008 certification for its state-of-the-art quality management
- ISO 14001:2004 certification for its superior environmental management
- Certification for secure production of banking cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa
- World Class Manufacturing Consortium member
- NASPO member
The North American Security Products Organization is a non-profit member-supported organization that certifies that providers of security documents, cards, technology and other products operate under an agreed-upon set of operational standards, security protocols and risk management procedures that reduce their vulnerability to fraud. More information is available at http://www.naspo.info.
For more information on Gemalto, please visit http://www.gemalto.com.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.
Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
For more information please visit http://www.gemalto.com.
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