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Bull and PrimeKey join forces to strengthen data security by integrating PrimeKey's encryption key management offering with Bull's cryptographic module

Paris, July  9, 2014 -

Bull and PrimeKey, the market leader in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), are joining forces to enhance data security by integrating the supply management of encryption keys PrimeKey's encryption key management offering with Bull's cryptographic module. The new-generation TrustWay Proteccio HSM (hardware security module) platform from Bull is now integrated with EJBCA, PrimeKey's PKI offering.

PKI enables an organization's encryption keys to be managed, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of its exchanges. The rapid changing scale and nature of threats is leading a growing number of organizations to rely on a PKI as the basis of trust to secure their applications. The chain of trust must be protected by the strictest security, by implementing the latest generation of cryptographic modules (HSMs) such as TrustWay Proteccio from Bull.

With this combination of robust technologies, Bull and PrimeKey are together enabling their customers to secure their critical processes, in a way that is transparent to their operations. International EJCBA PrimeKey customers who choose HSM TrustWay Proteccio from Bull will benefit from the latest security features on the market. This includes state-of-the-art and secures key generation and storage in the TrustWay Proteccio cryptographic module. It meets the highest standards of certification, including Common Criteria EAL4 +1 and FIPS 140-2 Level 32 (in progress).

The EJBCA and TrustWay Proteccio solutions are intended to strengthen the security scenarios used by government agencies such as the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Finance and Health, and businesses that need to manage their encryption keys in compliance with Common Criteria EAL4+.

"Businesses rely on EJBCA PrimeKey, with its Common Criteria EAL4+ certification, to give them the reassurance of security, help them meet regulatory requirements and mitigate risks," said Björn Jansen, Vice-President Sales at PrimeKey. "With the widespread use of public key infrastructures, centralized key management, using TrustWay as a trusted partner, is essential."

"The TrustWay Proteccio HSM allows customers dealing with more sensitive information - governments, businesses and operators of vital importance - to benefit from the assurance of totally secure key management. This agreement will allow organizations using EJBCA PrimeKey respond to the security threats and compliance requirements of today and tomorrow," commented Philippe Duluc, Vice President at Bull's Security Division.

1 CC EAL4+: Common Criteria (CC) is an international information systems security standard (ISO/CEI 15408). The Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) represents a range of assurance requirements and the TrustWay Proteccio HSM has achieved level EAL4+ with ADV_IMP.2, ALC_CMC.5, ALC_DVS.2, ALC_FLR.3, AVA_VAN.5

2 FIPS: The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB 140-2) [1], [2] is a US government IT security standard used for accrediting cryptographic modules

About PrimeKey

PrimeKey is the leading Open Source enterprise PKI company in the world, founder and commercial force behind successful Open Source projects like EJBCA and Signserver. Its mission is to provide state-of-the-art solutions that integrate with customer application environments. PrimeKey helps its customers to solve concrete business needs in a profitable way, focusing on security issues. PrimeKey's aim is to maintain and improve its position as a leading provider of security solutions and services, utilizing the available resources combined with its unique expertise. PrimeKey products are widely used in various customer segments from government, banks and telecoms network providers to major enterprises.

For more information: www.primekey.se

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

For more information:
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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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