Smartcards & Tokens
In the digitised world of business, it is no longer sufficient to simply perform checks at doors and gates. Access to data, systems and networks, as well as internal and external communications must also be protected. Smartcards, reliable carriers of secure identities, have a key role to play in this scenario.
In the digital age, companies need to control more than just their doors and gates in order to protect their assets and know-how. Access to data, systems and networks, as well as internal and external communications must be protected.
This is all made very convenient with GoID, both for online and offline applications. Contactless GoID is based on tried-and-tested technologies that are also used in the German ID card and are suitable for high-security environments. Security is ensured by digital certificates on the crypto chip integrated into the card. One special feature of GoID is that it runs without batteries. The power needed is taken from the electromagnetic field of the reader via the card antenna. Additional protection is ensured by two-factor authentication that requires both possession of the card as well a PIN or a biometric feature. Thanks to an integrated fingerprint sensor, no external sensors are needed, making this card even more user-friendly.
The holder's personal data is securely stored and verified exclusively on the card chip. Verification takes place on the card itself so that data never leaves the card. This so-called 'system on document' method offers a high level of data protection and allows the holder to maintain control over the data at all times. By combining possession of the ID card and fingerprint recognition, this technology offers an outstanding degree of security and user friendliness.
The biggest advantage, however, is that GoID is the only key that you need in order to access networks and buildings. It can open harddisk encryption of workplace PCs and enable secure login to the operating system. Once registered with an individual user profile, GoID can also be used to sign and encrypt confidential e-mails and to release digital processes.
Advantages at a glance
- Flexible options for features to meet with differentiated security requirements
- Outstanding data security thanks to Bundesdruckerei's trust service provider
- Easy integration and a high level of interoperability with legacy infrastructures
Solutions & Products
Secure identities for digital applications
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A company ID card only becomes unique when it bears the holder's personal data. We offer different solutions for personalising documents, ranging from individual components to entire systems or central personalisation at Bundesdruckerei.
Centralised and decentralised
We operate one of the world's largest personalisation centres in Berlin where we can personalise cards with facial images, biographical data, and even with fingerprints. We also issue digital certificates for card holders that are then stored securely on the chip in the card.
Our range of products includes decentralised solutions where data can be optically and electrically personalised on cards at regional customer locations. This means that ID cards can be issued directly on site. We also supply the matching production hardware and software along with blank documents.
Advantages at a glance
- Easily adjusted to customer-specific requirements - from small decentralised production environments right through to central environments with large-volume production
- Cost-efficient thanks to licensing tailored to your needs
- User-friendly and intuitive
Signature and seal cards
Qualified signature card
In the digital world, the qualified signature replaces the hand-written one. This always happens when administrative procedures call for the written form. This means that contracts, for instance, can be signed electronically in a legally recognised manner, public invitations to tender can be handled via electronic tendering platforms and court documents can be submitted using the electronic court mailbox. Unlike the 'qualified seal card', the qualified signature card is always issued to one person and cannot be transferred to anyone else. Recipients of an electronically signed document can be certain that the signature is in fact from the sender and that the contents of the document have not been manipulated.
Our solutions for qualified signatures in so-called batch mode are ideal for companies that are digitising their business processes and wish to sign many documents in succession in a manner recognised by law and send these documents electronically.
Qualified seal card
Digital signatures are now possible throughout Europe, not just for individuals, i.e. employees of a company, but also for legal entities, i.e. the company itself. This procedure is called electronic sealing.
The seal closes a gap in electronic communications: now, digital signing is possible for legal entities using the qualified seal card (not to be mistaken with the 'qualified signature card'). In other words, the seal is very much an electronic company stamp. A qualified electronic seal ensures the origin and integrity of electronic documents and proves that they come from a specific legal entity, i.e. a company.
Solutions & Products
The fast and simple route to qualified signature cards
File size: 1.14 MB
Bundesdruckerei's TIM (Tax Identification Module) Card offers cryptographic protection against manipulation for digital recordings of business transactions in cash registers, taximeters and other types of cash register systems.
This card was developed by PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) based on the INSIKA approach. INSIKA is a German abbreviation for 'integrated security solution for cash registers processing metered values'. This solution meets the highest security requirements for business transactions that must be recorded. These include, in particular, the international standards for signature creation devices and all basic requirements of the fiscal authorities. Our TIM Card comes with additional memory for sales totals, programmed security functions, as well as technical interface specifications.