Entrust Datacard Buys Safelayer
November 12, 2018
Datacard has acquired Safelayer Secure Communications S.A., a provider
of security software for public key infrastructure (PKI), multi-factor
authentication, electronic signature, data encryption and for the
protection of electronic transactions. The acquisition allows the
company to continue to expand its market presence and technical
capabilities in Continental Europe and Latin America.
The acquisition was signed and
finalized on November 6, 2018, terms of the acquisition are undisclosed.
As digital ecosystems continue to expand beyond the perimeter and in a
world where every industry is going digital, it is important that
businesses empower their employees, customers and partners with safe and
secure access to the information, apps and networks necessary to do
their jobs. However, by providing users with access, across a variety of
platforms – mobile, laptops, PC, smartphones – digital businesses are
also creating vulnerabilities that they may not have previously
encountered. By implementing secure certificate solutions, companies
capitalize on digital business, while ensuring security.
“At Entrust Datacard we are committed to being the industry leader in
certificate-based security solutions across the regions we serve. As
such, we look forward to bringing Safelayer’s established PKI and
Electronic Trust Services in EMEA and Latin America into our portfolio,”
said Anudeep Parhar, chief information officer for Entrust Datacard.
“The strong and talented team at Safelayer, coupled with their digital
signature solution and eIDAS competencies, enhances our team and further
establishes our commitment to accredited trust services across these
regions and globally.”
eID technology is used in electronic identity projects involving people,
connected objects and in the adoption of trust services in internet and
mobile communications. Safelayer technology is used for electronically
identifying persons (employees and citizens) and connected devices
(hardware and software) and for generating trust services in telematic
networks such as the Internet and mobile networks.
In addition to market expansion opportunities, the acquisition also
provides Entrust Datacard with Safelayer’s best-in-class eIDAS-compliant
digital signature technology. The digital signing solution is a
comprehensive platform for eIDAS trust services that combines
authentication, single sign on (SSO) and identity federation; the
solution incorporates PKI for implementing electronic signature
functions. This flexible platform provides both server- and mobile
device-based signature services.
Safelayer is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with an additional office
in Madrid. Entrust Datacard will maintain the acquired offices and