Evolis Accelerates its Digital Security Strategy and Joins SPAC
The European trade association for digital security, SPAC (Smart Physical Access Control), can now count the French manufacturer Evolis among its members. As a global supplier of solutions for the identification of people and goods, Evolis places great importance on the security of its products.
This is why the Angers-based company has already begun integrating the SSCP secure communication protocol, supported by SPAC, into its best-selling card printer, Primacy.
A promising synergy between Evolis and SPAC.
The role of SPAC is to federate the European physical security Market in order to build a strong, autonomous, interoperable Industry, and to ensure the resilience of our infrastructures. Although it is a peripheral player in this mission, Evolis sees a clear link with its business. “Our customers use card-printing solutions every day. A large amount of personal and confidential data is therefore processed on a daily basis in order to produce access badges, travel tickets, and health cards, among many other things. What is more, these printers are usually connected to our customers’ computer systems. We therefore understand all too well the security challenge that is presented for both data and IT protection,” explains Emmanuel Picot, Chairman and CEO of the Evolis Group.
Joining SPAC will enable Evolis to continue its efforts in the fight against cyber threats and cyber attacks, and in doing so offer its customers increasingly secure solutions. For its part, SPAC sees this new member as an opportunity for its protocol to be deployed within the products of the leader in card personalization systems for decentralized card issuance.
Concrete results already achieved.
The link between the two actors does not stop at a simple membership. There are also some very concrete results, illustrated through the SSCP secure communication protocol developed by SPAC. This is already being integrated into Primacy, Evolis’s flagship card printer. The protocol optimizes cybersecurity by securing data and providing a barrier to unsecured products from Asia or the United States.
Presented as a prototype at the Expoprotection Sécurité trade show last September, the solution has already won over several digital security players, which has encouraged Evolis to integrate this protocol into other machines that will soon be marketed.
Already supported by the ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Informations), SPAC’s goal is to make the SSCP protocol a European security standard. It would then represent a more secure alternative to the American OSDP protocol, which is supported by the SIA (Security Industry Association).