Partners

alcatel lucent
www.alcatel-lucent.com

ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL LABS FRANCE

Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.996 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. The company has one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Its research arm, Bell Labs, is organized into eight strategic domains: applications, service infrastructure, networking and networks, optical networks, fixed access, radio access, enabling computing technologies and enabling physical technologies. Bell Labs research aims to create new growth opportunities with disruptive innovation and to provide a competitive market advantage for Alcatel-Lucent. Each of the eight domains covers the continuum of an entire research lifecycle from generation to transfer – and is involved in the mentoring of active research projects and developing and transferring technologies to the business. There also is an 'undirected' component that gives researchers the creative freedom to pursue new ideas. Bell Labs participates to research projects in global scientific and technology related research initiatives on a worldwide basis, in conjunction with academic, industrial and government research partners. It is also active in standardization bodies and forums.

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, the French Bell labs centre and the second in size, located in Nozay, close to Paris, is a 100% affiliate of Alcatel Lucent France and is covering research on optical components, transmission systems and optical networks, fixed and mobile networks architectures from the core to the edge, security, service infrastructure and applications. Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France is active in "pôles de compétitivité" System@TIC Paris-Région and Cap Digital as well as in a number of European projects within ICT Frame Programs and Eureka/ITEA-CELTIC, and in national cooperative research actions funded by ANR (national research agency).

gemalto
www.gemalto.com

GEMALTO

Gemalto is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centres in 45 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals. As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

ensi
www.ensi-bourges.fr

ENSI BOURGES

ENSI of Bourges is an engineering school with an education program dedicated to the Security of Computer Sciences (STI program). ENSI participated through the LIFO laboratory to several research programs such as the Sec@Si security challenge funded by French Research National Agency (ANR). During that challenge ENSI had two major competitors (EADS/Supelec Rennes and LRI/LIP6) and won the three rounds of the competition. The proposed solution is a complete Operating System, called PIGA-OS, providing in-depth end-to-end protections and supporting the major Internet usages (e-mail, web, e-commerce, e-banking, e-taxes, edition of documents,…).PIGA-OS uses the PIGA-MAC approach that eases the deployment of mandatory protections.

Several extensions of PIGA-MAC are proposed such as PIGA-Virt for protection KVM virtual machines or PIGA-Windows, developed in cooperating with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), for protecting the Microsoft windows operating system. ENSI published several papers describing the different PIGA approaches and is developing different environments for protecting Clusters and GRIDs in cooperation with the French CEA. ENSI aims at better protecting different distributed systems such as Cloud infrastructures.

inria
www.inria.fr

INRIA

INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs. By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France. Throughout its headquarter and its eight research centres in Rocquencourt, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay, INRIA has a workforce of 4.100, 3.150 of whom are scientists from INRIA and INRIA's partner organizations such as CNRS universities and leading engineering schools. They work in 168 joint research project-teams.

INRIA defined and implemented an ambitious policy on IT and communications equipment to the best international standards, with very high performance networks, computing and visualization resources, grids and now clouds allowing for far-reaching experiments to be run and technological developments implemented. The Institute now has also highly developed skills at its disposal as well as a high-level international visibility in the field of networks, computing grids and clouds. The Institute has set ambitious scientific goals for this field. Grids and clouds spread over several scientific priorities of the Strategic Plan for 2008-2012 (Modelling, Programming, Communicating, Interacting, Computational Engineering, Computational Sciences, Computational Medicine).

wallix
www.wallix.com

WALLIX

Wallix provides an answer to security challenges posed by increasing data dematerialisation and by IT resource outsourcing. It provides IT divisions, both within medium-sized companies and large groups or public administrations, with innovative solutions focusing on the control of access to the information system and on the traceability of operations conducted on this latter. Using a strategy based on innovation and reactivity faced with market demands, Wallix currently offers a range of scalable solutions whose features meet specific corporate needs. And because these companies are entitled to expect effective and rapid responses, Wallix favours solutions that do not require the installation of an agent on the different devices and that integrate easily into the Information system in place. Thanks to Wallix products, our users can adopt a compliance and certification (ISO 27001) approach, guaranteeing the integrity of their IS and promoting operation traceability.

Founded in 2003, Wallix is currently a leader on the French market for IT security software intended for critical networks and infrastructures. A company with a European dimension, Wallix is open to international activities. It is established in France, England and the US. More than one hundred companies and administrations have placed their trust in Wallix.

Wallix is key player in Paris innovation ecosystem. The Wallix CEO, Jean-Noel de Galzain, is the Systematic VP, French Cluster, is charge of the representation of more than 400 Paris Area SME. In that context, Wallix is in many collaborative projects. For example, Wallix is involved in the AdminProxy (6 Partners) and is project Leader of OpenGPU, a project between 18 partners (Bull, CAPS Enterprise, ARMINES, ESI Group, Wallix, NUMTECH, Thales, CEA DAM, CEA LIST, LIP6, INRIA, Evry University, ECP, Scilab, INRA, ATEJI, AS+, GENCI, HPC Project).

vtt
www.vtt.fi

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is an applied research organisation employing 2.900 professionals of various technology domains and with a turnover of 280M€ in 2010. VTT is a non-profit-making research organization and part of the Finnish innovation system working under the government of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT has been granted the ISO9001:2000 certificate that covers the entire R&D and the related management activities. VTT's dynamic partner network encompasses the leading research institutes and universities in the world of academia as well as pioneering companies in the world of business. During 2009 VTT had 220 EU-funded projects. In addition to that VTT had 128 other internationally funded projects and about 50 EUREKA Projects. VTT is an active organizer and participant in international conferences and seminars, and consequently has created very diversified and broad international network that covers all major continents including Asia and Europe.

The information and network security research of VTT is based on strong experience from various topics of information security, both in research and R&D projects. The focus areas are security assurance, including security testing, monitoring and analysis, risk and vulnerability analysis, protection of networked and mobile systems, secure software platforms and architectures, security in information systems and information security of critical infrastructures.

VTT's recent public work related to the security and networked systems topics of R&D include projects as follows: Trust4All (ITEA), GEMOM (FP7), BugyoBeyond (Celtic), Pobicos (FP7), and SOFIA (ARTEMIS).

mikkelin
www.mpy.fi

MIKKELIN PUHELIN OYJ

MPY, Mikkelin Puhelin Oyj Ltd, is a regional telecom-operator and service provider in Finland that operates on multiple locations. In addition to provide traditional telecom and network operator's services MPY offers variety of services for industry, private business, communities and households. The main concept is to enable clients to get all the ICT services they need from one service provider. MPY maintains and manages its own network infrastructure. Its strategy is to utilize latest technologies and solutions in order to gain business advantage.

cygate
www.cygategroup.com

CYGATE

Cygate is the leading system integrator of data-, video- and telecommunications. With approximately 540 employees and 22 local offices in the Nordic countries, the company always strives to provide prompt and personal service. In 2010, the turnover of Cygate Group was approximately EUR 180 million. Local presence constitutes the cornerstone of our strategy. In our business, size is important for a different reason: the ability to gather sufficient resources and leading edge technology competence covering our whole portfolio. Cygate offers large and medium-sized companies and organizations greater efficiency and reduced risk by offering total solutions within data, video and telecommunication.

The solutions are based on an understanding of business needs, in-depth technical know-how and the best available products via partnership with the world's leading IT suppliers. Instead of limiting standard solutions, we work closely with our customers to develop tailor-made solutions. At Cygate, we generally compare our offer and our business to a ball bearing. Our core operations revolve around the network – just as is the case for all of our customers. We are "Network Builders".

The network is our point of departure when we create a platform for secure infrastructure. A network where different services and products function together, and that has the best possible protection against unauthorized access and viruses and where it is possible to obtain the information you need, when and where you need it.

nokia
www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world's specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. With an unswerving focus on quality, efficiency and reliability we help our customers meet the demands of a world seeking universal connectivity and content.

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leader in services with more than 28.000 professionals in more than 150 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. We serve over 600 communication service providers worldwide and help them to transform their networks, services and business. Every day, a quarter of world's population connects through communication infrastructure and solutions provided by Nokia Siemens Networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks is participating – already by its predecessors Siemens AG, Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG and Nokia Networks – in European ICT Framework Programmes since 1991 in different projects as project coordinator and participant under the EU Framework Programmes (RACE, ACTS, FP5, FP6, FP7), and under the programmes of the EUREKA clusters of CELTIC and ITEA.

finceptum
www.finceptum.fi

FINCEPTUM OY (NOVELL)

Finceptum Oy represents and sells Novell (now Attachmate group) products through partners to customers in Finland. Identity and security management products are a significant business area for Finceptum. These products include traditional identity, access and security information management products but also products for service providers to build cloud security services. Additionally Finceptum provides consulting services to build highly secure Linux platforms to organizations that want to embed Linux OS to their products and minimize the risks of leaving the OS vulnerable to attacks.

solacia
www.sola-cia.com

SOLACIA

Since the company was founded in 2000, Solacia Inc. (formally Smart Card Laboratory, Inc) has contributed to various significant technological advances in the smartcard field. Solacia Inc. developed the platforms and high capacity dual-interface cards for WCDMA-based USIM functions and for commercial applications such as finance and transportation, which can be installed on one chip. Solacia Inc. is technologically advanced and competitive because it boasts applied technology on smartcards. The company prepares next generation technology such as NFC and large capacity products, which were developed in 2009.

Solacia Inc. has also extended its expertise in developing SecuriTEE, which is a hardware based mobile security platform. This mobile security platform is the hardware based security solution that will provide a diverse range of security functions required on the latest electronic mobile devices such as:

  • DRM (Digital Right Management)
  • Secure PIN entry
  • Software license management
  • Loyalty-based applications
  • Access control to cloud-based documents
  • E-Ticketing
  • Mobile TV

Through strategic partnerships with global leading companies in various industries, Solacia Inc. provides convergence services and multi-function solutions related to security and smartcards. The company has expanded its technology and experience to the global market by co-working with various countries' mobile network operators, mobile service providers and chipset manufacturers.

innovalia association
www.innovalia.org

INNOVALIA ASSOCIATION

Innovalia Association is a an independent private Associated Research Lab, established by a group of technology-based companies that are all highly aware of that innovation, as an inherent business process, is a necessity for maintaining competitiveness. The Innovalia Association serves as a mean for articulating critical mass to successfully address the ambitious and long-term research objectives of the associated companies. The association was founded in 2002, sprung from Innovalia, which is a strategic alliance of companies with more than 20 years of collaboration in research and innovation. Innovalia allied companies have participated and headed numerous research projects, funded on a national, international or bilateral basis. Innovalia's business activities broadly span the whole European market, covering the supply of RTD services, the networking of private and public companies with heavy emphasis on SMEs, SME collaboration activities and SME training.

The Innovalia Association is organised into three different Units: Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Unit; Nanotechnology and Advanced Metrological Unit; Manufacturing and Knowledge Management Unit. These units assemble skills, laboratories and resources from the allied companies and they also benefit from a high degree of collaboration with external companies, both on national and European level. Innovalia Association is member of the Innobasque Network, which is made up of various Basque organisations with innovation is a strategic priority. Innovalia Association is the coordinating entity of the FP6 Integrated Project Nano-CMM, one of the few integrated projects led by a high-tech SME. It has also long experience in technical coordination of projects, such as iTETRIS in FP7, and the already finished FP6 projects MULTINET and CSA REDEST. It has also served as Business Innovation Office of the FP6 Integrated Project Co-Spaces and it is the Spanish cluster representative of the European Europortal Project. Innovalia is furthermore taking part in the SECRICOM FP7 Integrated Project "Security communications for Crisis Management". On national level, Innovalia is the technical coordinator of FASyS, one of 18 Spanish flag-ship industrial R&D projects in 2009 (CENIT programme), addressing advanced ICT solutions for secure and healthy factories of the future.

Innovalia Association's vision is to be a key driver for its associated companies' continuous improvements and growth, via the performance of research activities founded on a systemic and systematic focus on innovation. It supports the generation, diffusion and transfer of specialised knowledge, with a clear and structured emphasis on the main strategic principles: technological innovation, business cooperation, market oriented actions and development of highly specialised knowledge niches with a strong added value. Thus, in some specific, relevant and state-of-the-art technologies Innovalia Association positions itself as a national and/or international reference of excellence.

Innovalia Association's activities adapt to the continuous evolution of new collaboration structures in order to make the allied companies benefit as much as possible of its innovation activities. It has an unmistakable vocation for service provision, always within its competency and specialisation area.

To uphold and strengthen its position, the association has developed collaboration agreements with a selected group of R&D centres, SMEs and large enterprises that are characterised by their brilliance and proven commitment to R&D. Innovalia Association, as an RTD and Innovation unit of the Innovalia alliance, supports the linked companies with:

  • Elaboration of strategic development plans based on research lines and technological development plans, serving as a technology monitoring unit.
  • Development of R&D based solutions, clearly market oriented, for use in the products or services offered by each of the associated companies.
  • Transfer, training and diffusion activities, as well as market oriented activities.

The Innovalia Association plays an important role, moving naturally between on the one hand long-term innovation strategies in collaboration with technology centres of highest level and on the other hand a business minded approach with focus on the commercialisation and technological transfer of the RTD lines explored.

In order to contribute actively to the improvement of technological services of medium-high level, one of the Innovalia Association's focuses is on the ICT area, with three fundamental axes. These are the communication quality, the security as a tool to ensure the sustainability of the Association's activities in the manufacturing industry, which also aims to generate new business opportunities and to be more attractive to the main world RTD units. The third axis is oriented towards software development. The development of agile methodologies as well as proactive and reactive embedded systems is going a step forward in the area of Software Quality. The expertise of the Association also comprises mobile services and applications aiming to improve the networking mechanisms and wireless infrastructures in industrial areas, as well as environmental intelligence through the creation of artificial vision algorithms.

nextel
www.nextel.es

NEXTEL

NEXTEL is a telematic engineering company with an expertise in security solutions. NEXTEL is an accredited auditor by BSI on BS-7799-2:2002 information security management system and has a long record of activities with telecom and broadcasting companies. NEXTEL has more than two decades of experience offering telematic services to the business world, broadcasters and telecommunication industrial enterprises, providing them with advanced technical security solutions and helping them to a total integration of telecommunications to their business processes. NEXTEL develops a wide range of network value added services from computer installations maintenance to specific security solutions.

NEXTEL has a development department focused on high performance secured computing in areas like banking, airports, construction and public administration. References are: Automotive (Daimler-Chrysler), Health (Osakidetza, SSO technologies), airports (AENA), ports (Puerto de Bilbao), Basque Parliament, SPRI, assurance companies and utilities. Our areas of work include the engineering, integration and consultancy of telematic systems and services, the support and advanced technical training, the security and maintenance of networks and systems, and the design and development of web applications. Services: Security Consultancy, SGSI Implementation (Systems of Management of the Security of the Information) according to BS 7799-2: 2002 / UNE 71502, content security, Secured servers, SSL, SET, Certification servers, certification entity, PKI systems, Routers, Firewalls, Proxys, and VPN modules, Systems of high availability and performance. NEXTEL has a high expertise in developing R&D projects, at both European and national level.

sqs
www.sqs.es

SOFTWARE QUALITY SYSTEMS

Software Quality Systems, S.A. is an independent testing house expert in the design and implementation of verification and validation processes. SQS is specialised in software quality management and assurance. SQS helps enterprises and organisations make their development activities more successful and finish projects within budget and time by providing systematic software quality assurance. The customers of SQS are relevant players within the telecoms, aeronautics, pharma, railway, electronics and banking sectors. SQS expertise comprises high technical background in designing, implementing and managing complex testing environments. SQS is in the position to offer the experience, knowledge, methods and tools that are currently implemented in SQS Test Lab, as a primary basis for the creation of new Test Platforms. Test Platforms that are currently created to manage and validate both functional and nonfunctional (interoperability, usability, load, stress…) requirements. SQS's success is largely due to an effective combination of consultancy and implementation service activities. SQS helps its clients with the implementation of improvements; our goal is the active transfer of know-how to our clients. No project is concluded until the customers' problems have been resolved. SQS's focus is on two different areas of activity:

  • Process quality assurance: In this area the main objective is to define the software development and maintenance process in such a way that quality defects are avoided in both initial and final products.
  • Product quality assurance: This includes all activities to avoid errors (constructive QA) and to find errors (analytical QA including review and testing) in initial and final products.

Some services offered by SQS are:

  • Design, follow-up and implementation of software development processes.
  • Design and implementation of benchmark process.
  • Design and implementation of product certification programmes. SQS has designed the Certification Vodafone Mobile Partner Programme (VMPP).
  • Design and implementation of verification and validation processes for safety critical systems and infrastructures, fulfilling sectorial standards (CENELEC, FDA).
ikusi
www.ikusi.com

IKUSI

IKUSI – Ángel Iglesias S.A. is a leading company in the technical electronic and communications field, qualified to offer highly effective and innovative solutions within its two divisions: "Electronic Systems Integration" and "Electronic Equipment Design and Manufacturing". About 780 professionals (30% University graduates) are working in IKUSI on the design, implementation and management of electronic systems. IKUSI is present in more than 80 countries, has offices in every continent and subsidiaries in Portugal, France, Australia, Chile, Mexico, UAE, Russia, Germany and Colombia. In December 2005, IKUSI received the most prestigious Príncipe Felipe award for Innovation Technology and was also awarded with a nomination to the Príncipe Felipe award for Business Competitiveness. IKUSI was furthermore awarded the TIERNET international prize to the most innovative ITS system.

IKUSI is a leader in the design, implementation and management of electronic systems. Since its inception over 50 years ago, the Company has experienced a steady growth based on innovation. Today 12% of their staff is dedicated in R & D & I. This strategy to remain at the forefront of technology has enabled IKUSI operate in a market undergoing a permanent change and address the development and application of new technologies to offer its customers the most advanced solutions.

A team of 853 highly qualified professionals and the option of the Company for continuing education can respond to the needs of customers in over 80 countries and reinforce IKUSI bet to become a global competitor in the market for technologies Communication.

vicomtech
www.vicomtech.es

VICOMTECH

Vicomtech (Visual Communication and Interaction Technologies Centre) is a non-profit applied research centre founded by the INI-GraphicsNet Foundation, with the Fraunhofer-IGD as founder member, and the Basque Television, Radio and Broadcasting group EiTB, It is currently formed by 16 members. Our aim is to fulfil the innovation needs of the companies and institutions. The Industrial application area investigates semantic information processing technologies to provide intelligence in different sectors such as transport or industrial security management. These technologies provide new ways of interpreting event, managing huge information provided by different kind of sensors and reasoning capabilities to execute actuation protocols.

Additionally this area has also a broad experience in computer vision and reasoning, where a dedicated and proprietary library has been developed to interpret what is happening in a given scenario. It detects abandon objects, track moving object, etc. Finally the Industrial Applications area also proposes the use of Vicomtech's main technologies such as interactive 3D computer graphic, Virtual and Augmented Reality, advanced visualization devices or interactive simulation in environments of industrial design, manufacturing and commerce. Relevant specialities:

  • Information Management/Knowledge Engineering: Artificial Intelligence, data mining, decision support, cognitive science.
  • Computer Vision: any artificial systems that extract information from images.
  • Computer Graphics: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Graphics as interface. Representation and manipulation of image data.
  • Interaction/Specific Interface design.

Other References:

  • Participation in several EU Projects FP6-FP7 (COST, IP, ITEA, STREP, CRAFT, IP) related to the above mentioned technologies.
  • Applications developed for Industry (Free flow tolling system based on computer vision, Generic Security Platform for Critical Infrastructures).
  • Members of National and International Platforms and Clusters (eSEC, NEM, etc.)
  • Publication in International Conferences and journals.
  • Eight patents.
  • Members of IK4 Research Alliance.
  • ISO 9001:2000 and UNE 166002:2006 certificate standards.
biscaytik
www.biscaytik.eu

BISCAYTIK

The BiscayTIK Foundation belongs to the Regional Government of Biscay (Basque Country) and its main focus is to modernize local computer systems of town councils of Biscay, to bring New Technologies closer to citizens and to turn Biscay into a worldwide reference in the field of electronic administration.

Through this objective, BiscayTIK becomes a technology partner with local administrations, which are often forgotten by the electronic management systems. The goal is to provide them with the latest technologies in order to modernize their internal management and to offer citizens the best possible service. Therefore, there is an ambitious project for the development of the Information Society in Biscay. But the project is much more than this, it is an example for future work in this area of knowledge, and it is a hot-bed to start up new initiatives around e-administration.

Traditionally, town councils and other local administrations in Biscay have used computer applications as isolated data islands, that is, there were numerous databases without any sign of integration between them. To solve this problem, BiscayTIK has created a tool for integral local management to cover every computing need town councils may have. We used a solution with a single data model and a total integration of applications. Thanks to this system we are able to deal with a procedure-based management, which is an innovative solution within the scope of local management. The computer system has a SaaS (Software as a Service) architecture that allows town councils to directly access services of the project without needing to install anything in their computers. The entire HW and SW infrastructure is centralized in the installations of the Regional Government of Biscay. Working this way makes the next step a lot easier, which is to offer citizens the possibility to do telematic procedures through their town council's web portal.

The new municipal portals, which fulfill Law 11/2007 on Citizens' Electronic Access to Public Services, are going to be a new interaction channel between citizens and the town council and will offer citizens the opportunity to do their municipal procedures using the telematic method. Moreover, these portals will be prepared to receive a double A (AA) accessibility certificate.

Through this mean, citizens will be able to do more than 100 procedures from beginning to end, access a catalogue of procedures or know the state of their procedures through the Internet, from any place, without needing to go to the town council, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The integration between the web portal for remote procedures and the tool for local management makes dealing with procedures easier, more dynamic and more efficient, therefore improving the quality of service offered to citizens.

Security of access to local portals will be guaranteed by the use of EV certificates (Extended Validation), which add an extra layer of protection and assure the ownership of the web. Law 11/2007 demands these requirements from the General State Administration, not necessary for Autonomous Communities or local bodies, but taken into account in this project to increase security.