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QuoVadis provides trusted and certified Global Certification Authority services with Thales


Unique operational efficiency features enable a scalable, high assurance PKI for high volume global certificate authority

Plantation, Fl – June 4, 2013 – Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that QuoVadis, a leading global certification authority (CA), has deployed Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) together with Thales Time Stamp Server to secure the operation of its high volume commercial CA and deliver the assurance and reliability of service required by both clients and auditors.

QuoVadis digital certificates and digital signature services are used to support high value applications that are subject to stringent security requirements and audit regimes. The company is accredited as a Qualified Trust Service Provider (TSP) in multiple European countries and issues eIDs under the Swiss SuisseID and Dutch PKI Overheid programs.

Thales nShield HSMs together with the Thales Security World key management architecture allow organizations to achieve a high assurance level while managing cryptographic keys efficiently and effectively in environments such as Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs). Thales Time Stamp Server keeps accurate time and creates secure time stamps for PKI-enabled applications, electronic records and code signing – transforming electronic records into strong evidence.

QuoVadis employed the services of Thales Advanced Solutions Group (ASG), a professional services team that specializes in design and deployment of cryptographic technologies in a wide range of business environments. ASG designed and implemented the secure key management architecture and time stamping operations, optimized for a high assurance, high availability, networked environment which is critical to the success of the QuoVadis business.

Barry Kilborn, head of risk management at QuoVadis says:
“Our business is focused on creating trusted internet identities and digital signature solutions on valuable transactions. Our customers need our solutions to deliver high assurance and absolute trust and Thales HSMs are fundamental to that trust. Hardware, however, is only part of the story. One of our top priorities was to find a provider who not only had in-depth knowledge of the technology but also of the businesses in which the technology operates and Thales delivers with both the dependable technology and responsive services.”

Cindy Provin, president Thales e-Security Inc. says:
“The CA business is all about trust and that trust is based on the integrity of a CA’s operations. When you add an nShield HSM to your PKI you are deploying a high assurance, independently certified, tamper-resistant device that is used to secure some of the most sensitive keys and business process within an organization. Thales is particularly proud to provide the level of assurance and reliability required by QuoVadis that enables them to deliver the assurance and reliability their business demands.”

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About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data encryption and cyber security solutions to the financial services, high technology, manufacturing, government and technology sectors.  With a 40-year track record of protecting corporate and government information, Thales solutions are used by four of the five largest energy and aerospace companies, 22 NATO countries, and secure more than 80 percent of worldwide payment transactions.  Thales e-Security has offices in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway, United States and the United Kingdom.  

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the defence & security and the aerospace & transport markets. In 2011 the company generated revenues of €13 billion with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.

Dorothée Bonneil
Thales Media Relations – Security
+33 (0)1 57 77 90 89   

Liz Harris
Thales e-Security Media Relations
+44 (0)1223 723612