IC and Platforms are multipurpose products and their vendors must consider both EMVCo and Common Criteria certifications. Applus+ is accredited to conduct security evaluations for both certification schemes, and provides combined evaluation process to reduce certification times and costs.
Applus+ is a security laboratory accredited to conduct Common Criteria evaluations on IC, Platforms and Applications for all kinds of smartcards and similar products following a defined protection profile or claiming a specific security target. We are also accredited to conduct security evaluations on Mifare-compliant products, a certification scheme used in a wide range of applications like transport, ticketing and loyalty.
GSMA is promoting the use of Embedded Secure Elements (or embedded UICC) as an alternative to traditional SIM cards to manage connectivity services on mobile and IoT devices. Their main benefit is that they are prepared to manage multiple MNO via remote provisioning. As part of the GSMA certification process, GSMA developed a Common Criteria Protection Profile to evaluate eSIM applications security. eSIM applications must run on a Platform and an IC that has been previously certified under specific Common Criteria Protection Profiles.
Applus+ is accredited to perform Common Criteria evaluations for IC, Platforms and eSIM Applications. Additionally, Applus+ is also qualified to test GlobalPlatform eUICC specifications, a test program developed by GSMA and managed by GlobalPlatform to ensure that eSIM platforms comply with a global standard for remote provisioning and multiple Mobile Network Operators management.
Note: Because Applus+ Laboratories is accredited as a third party laboratory by several evaluation and certification schemes, and in order to guarantee its impartiality, Applus+ engineers are never involved in actual product development or solutions implementation.