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New terms and conditions of sales

January 6, 2016

At the start of the new year 2016, Novaris made a new set of general terms and conditions of sales. The new rules have been adapted to the various legal changes of the past years in international commerce. The new terms and conditions comply to existing legislation. No major changes have been made.


Feitian Java Card Platform FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified

November, 2015

On November 5, 2015, the Java Card Platform productreceived the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certificate.

Feitian Technologies Java Card Operating System (FT-JCOS), has been meticulously designed to conform to the strict standards of the Global Platform and ISO industry; thereby ensuring a fluidity and seamless interoperability of applications for card issuers as well as solutions developers. Through a focus on adhering to the essence of numerous heritage applications and not merely to the minimum requirements of the delineated standards themselves FEITIAN Java Card maintains compatibility with third-party applets as well as all existing smart card infrastructures. This practice facilitates multiple sourcing of the components within the smart card solutions.

FIPS 140-2 defines four levels of security, simply named "Level 1" to "Level 4. Physical security mechanisms required at Security Level 3 are intended to have a high probability of detecting and responding to attempts at physical access, use or modification of the cryptographic module. The physical security mechanisms may include the use of strong enclosures and tamper detection/response circuitry that zeroes all plain text CSPs when the removable covers/doors of the cryptographic module are opened.


GlobalPlatform Basic Financial Configuration Test passed

July 27, 2015

On July 27, 2015, Feitian Technologies, CO., Ltd successfully passed the GlobalPlatform (GP) Basic Financial Configuration (BFC) test. Feitian chip cards are in accordance with GP specifications, which can meet the multi-applications demand of the smart card market. This technical advancement has been progressed by GlobalPlatform to meet industry demand for a qualification process, which confirms that a financial card product operates within the payment landscape as defined by GlobalPlatform Card Specification and expected by the industry.


ePass tokens FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified

July 7, 2014

On July 7, 2014, Feitian Technologies, CO., Ltd received the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certificate. Feitian ePass Token with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 The ePass Token, is a USB token containing FEITIAN's own FEITIAN-FIPS-COS cryptographic operating system.

The FEITIAN-FIPS-COS is embedded in an ST23YT66 Integrated Circuit (IC) chip and has been developed to support FEITIAN's ePass USB token. The ePass token is designed to provide strong authentication and identification and to support network login, secure online transactions, digital signatures, and sensitive data protection. FEITIAN's ePass token guarantees safety of its cryptographic IC chip and other components with its hard, semi-transparent, polycarbonate case.