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First for Cloud e-Money Payment Service in Japan
"Thincacloud" obtains International Standard Common Criteria Certification

August 27 2013

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.

TF Payment Service Co., Ltd. (Headquartered in Tokyo Japan, Representative Director Jiro Kurobane) – a Toppan Forms group company providing payment service platform – obtained a Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408 EAL1) Certification for cloud based payment module which is the core for "Thincacloud" payment service.

CC Certification is an international standard to evaluate whether IT related products and systems are appropriately designed and installed from a security perspective. A third party organization of participating 26 countries evaluates and certifies security features of products and solutions which become valid reciprocally in the participating countries. This allows users to select and implement a wide range of products and services with appropriate security features including operations overseas enabling smooth service implementation globally.

"Thincacloud" is an e-Money payment and point payment cloud platform service using NFC* technology. It allows e-Money payment not only on smartphone and tablet but also on conventional hand held terminal for business and POS register. It provides quick payment service on a wide range of devices, both on-site such as stores and offsite such as e-commerce sites.

When using generic device and cloud based payment service, it is essential that an integrated information security is ensured in the structural elements such as servers and clients. This is the first case in Japan where a third party institution evaluates and certifies whether appropriate security level is in place for each structural element of cloud payment service.

By obtaining the CC Certification, TFPS will further promote safe and convenient service including overseas market. TF payment service's target for 2015 for NFC related business is 5 billion yen.

  • ■Additional information on Common Criteria Certification
  • ・Certifying Institution : Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA)
  • ・Certification No. : CO399
  • ・Certified Date : August 1, 2013
  • ■Additional information on Common Criteria Certification
  • Common Criteria is an international standard enacted by ISO/IEC 15408 and approved by Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) formed by participating 26 countries such as Japan, Canada, France, Germany, U.K., U.S., Australia, Newzealand, Holland, Norway, Korea and others. Products and systems evaluated and certified by participating countries is valid reciprocally in other participating countries. This allows users to purchase from a wide range of vendors including those from overseas. Security assurance level is indicated by EAL (Evaluation Assurance Level)
  • * NFC : Abbribiation of Near Field Communication. See reference information for details.

Reference Information

■NFC(Near Field Communication:ISO/IEC18092,21481)
NXP Semiconductors which provides over 2 billion "MIFARE" worldwide and SONY Corporation which provides 400 million "FeliCa" mainly in Japan and Asia co-developed the 13.56MHz Near Field Wireless Communication Standard that was certified as International Standard (ISO/IEC) in December 2003.
[NFC Basic Features]
  • 1,Card Emulation
    Operates as "FeliCa" and "MIFARE" smartcard .
  • 2,Reader/Writer Emulation
    Operates as "FeliCa" and "MIFARE" reader writer.
  • 3,Device to Device Communication
    Two way communications can be conducted between NFC compatible devices without any complex verification process between them. Also, verification can be conducted by NFC first and then after communication can be handed over to faster Bluetooth or Wi-Fi communication,
■Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • HQ Address : 1-7-3 Higashi Shimbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo
  • Established : May, 1955
  • Representative : Representative Director and President Shu Sakurai
  • Business Domain : Business Forms, Data Print Service, Information Media including RFID and IC, Development and sales of Printed Electronics application products.
  • URL : http://www.toppan-f.co.jp/
■TF Payment Service Co., Ltd.
  • HQ Address : 1-7-3 Higashi Shimbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo
  • Established : December 2011
  • Representative : Representative Director and President Jiro Kurobane
  • Business Domain : Planning, Designing, and Development of Information System and Communication Network using Internet・Commerce using Internet Operation outsourcing and payment collection Operation outsourcing, and surrounding operations
  • URL : http://www.thincacloud.com/
  • * "Thincacloud" is a registered Trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
  • * Product names indicated are registered trademark or trademark of each company.
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