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Entrust ePassport Solutions


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Based on Entrust's trusted public key infrastructure (PKI) technology, Entrust ePassport security solutions enable a true "point-and-click" PKI system for strong border control and authentication of identities and biometric datasets on today's electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTDs). Interoperable, scalable and validated by third-party testing, Entrust is the unquestioned leader in global ePassport security deployments.

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Entrust ePassport Solutions

  1. 1. Entrust ePassport SolutionsDocument InspectionAs issuance of ePassports has increased on a global scale, the ability of countries Solution Benefitsto utilize the new capabilities has not kept pace. Entrust provides governments • Hosted service for the inspection of first- and second-generation eMRTDsan easy-to-deploy method for inspecting today’s advanced electronicmachine-readable travel documents (eMRTD) at border security checkpoints. • Optional integration to ICAO PKD, domestic no-fly listsPowered by its proven hosted public key infrastructure (PKI) technology, Entrust • Compliant with all ICAO standards,provides border control agencies the ability to properly read and verify first- and including BAC and EACsecond-generation eMRTDs. The managed solution is deployed as a cloud-based • Based on Entrust’s proven PKI technologyservice, further simplifying the need for dedicated hardware, facilities and • Improves ROI with comprehensiveexpertise. service that includes infrastructure, facilities, integration and expertiseNo Issuance without InspectionMillions of eMRTDs are in circulation today. And billions of dollars have beeninvested in the issuance of the credentials to mitigate threats of undetectedforgery, impersonation, fraud and other criminal activity.Unfortunately, proper inspection infrastructure is often expensive to deployand maintain. And costs don’t end at the initial investment — expert IT staffare required for ongoing operation and maintenance.Streamlined Border ControlEntrust simplifies the complex architecture associated with validating eMRTDsby providing a hosted solution that downloads revocation information from theInternational Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) public key directory (PKD) andsecures the transmission of validation material.Optional IntegrationFor governments with limited expertise and budget, Entrust provides thenecessary components for proper document inspection — from a single, provenvendor. Importantly, Entrust can streamline integration with both the ICAO PKDas well as domestic no-fly lists.Secure TransmissionsTo ensure the secure exchange of documents and certificates, Entrust alsoproperly encrypts all transmissions — providing a trusted infrastructure andprotecting the integrity of all exchanged data. If transmissions are susceptible toattack, false or altered data can result in the incorrect acceptance of a fraudulenteMRTD and jeopardize the entire global security infrastructure.
  2. 2. ICAO Public Key Directory — Participating in ICAO’s PKD is critical to verify the authenticity of ePassports from other countries. And, conversely, other countries can help identify fraudulent ePassports being issued in another country’s name. Domestic No-Fly Lists — Entrust can also establish integration with a border agency’s own domestic no-fly lists. This helps keep individuals of interest from crossing borders without additional investigation, improving border security for all countries. Standards-Compliant. Technology is compliant with all ICAO standards, including Basic Access Control (BAC)The Entrust AdvantageSimplification. Entrust provides a single, hostedservice that simplifies all aspects of properly inspecting and Extended Access Control (EAC).first- and second-generation eMRTDs. From complex Government-Grade. Proven Entrust ePassportintegration to secure transmission, Entrust offers solutions have been deployed in 15 countries, whogovernments a proven solution for authenticating collectively have issued more than half of the world’seMRTDs and strengthening overall border security. ePassports in use today. Entrust solutions are alsoCost-Effective. From required integration to expert used by more than 35 countries and more than 60IT staff, Entrust’s managed border service is the most U.S. federal agencies.cost-effective approach for accurately inspectingtoday’s advanced eMRTDs. More Information For more information, contact the Entrust representative in your area at 888-690-2424 or visit Domestic Database ICAO PKD Inspection Stations Document Inspection Identity ValidationFigure 1: Entrust ePassport Solutions — Document InspectionAbout EntrustA trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers governments, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 5,000 organizationsspanning 85 countries. Entrust’s award-winning software authentication platforms manage today’s most secure identity credentials, addressing customer painpoints for cloud and mobile security, physical and logical access, citizen eID initiatives, certificate management and SSL. For more information about Entrustproducts and services, call 888-690-2424, email or visit is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All other Entrust productnames and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited in certain countries. All other company names, product names and logos are trademarksor registered trademarks of their respective owners. © Copyright 2012 Entrust. All rights reserved. 24092/8-11