AUSTIN, Texas, September 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
For more information on Gemalto, please visit http://www.gemalto.com.