Globally recognised identity management expertise - Thales Group

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Globally recognised identity management expertise

Integrated identity management solutions As a global technology leader for the Aerospace & Transportation and the Defence & Security markets, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales is a long-standing supplier of identity management systems, biometric systems and secure documents to the French authorities and governments around the world.

Provision and management of end-to-end secure identity management systems Thales develops and deploys secure solutions that meet all the requirements at every step of the identity document issuance process: • Acquisition of personal details and biometric data • Management of citizen databases including biometric databases and the application processing engine • Production and personalisation of secure ID documents • In-country and border identity control systems. Thales also provides user training and support services to help customers operate their systems on a day-to-day basis and during system evolutions.

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Securing a complex world In a hyperconnected world, with exponential growth in personal mobility and data exchanges and a sharp increase in migratory flows, governments and public administrations face a major challenge: enabling travellers to move around easily at the same time as fighting illegal immigration, cybercrime and terrorism.

Thales, trusted partner of French government agencies Thales has contributed to four of France's largest civil biometrics programmes in recent years. In early 2013, Thales was selected to provide through-life support and upgrades for France’s biometric passport enrolment system. In 2012, the company was selected by the French Ministry of the Interior to develop the software used to incorporate fingerprints as well as photos on the electronic residence permits issued to foreign nationals. In 2010, the Ministry of the Interior awarded Thales a contract to deploy biometric enrolment and data transmission stations to handle Schengen visa applications in several countries. In 2009, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Immigration selected Thales to design and develop the national biometrics system, which provides the biometric functions needed to manage the residency status of foreign nationals.

More than 300 million identity documents issued worldwide More than 25 countries have selected Thales to produce secure ID documents and operational control systems, and a total of more than 300 million documents have been produced by Thales systems to date. Thales is recognised for its expertise as an integrator of secure identity management systems, and has supported the French government in this area for more than 30 years. In Morocco, the company recently awarded Thales a follow-on contract to supply an additional 5 million cards a year. In Kenya, Thales has already produced more than 30 million identity cards.

Biometric visas: a top priority Governments are well aware of the economic and social importance of the free movement of people, and at the same time they recognise the need for tighter control over migration flows. To regulate mobility while enabling as many people as possible to benefit from these new opportunities, many countries have agreed to work together to establish minimum requirements for issuing travel documents such as visas. Based on its expertise in secure biometrics systems, Thales was selected by the French Ministry of the Interior in 2010 as part of a plan to outsource BioNET visa application processing.

The rise of border control solutionss The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has established new