Crypto Wallet Ledger Nano S Receives CSPN Security Certification

Announcements, News | March 20, 2019 By:

Crypto wallet provider Ledger has announced that its hardware wallet, Nano S, has received CSPN certification from the French National Agency for Information Systems Security (ANSSI).

The Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau (CSPN), which was established in 2008, is a process for undergoing evaluation across several categories, including firewall, identification, authentication and access, secure communications and embedded software. To achieve certification, ANSSI’s selected laboratory puts the product through multiple attack scenarios to challenge its security.

In a blog post, Ledger claims that the the certification makes Nano S the first and only certified hardware wallet on the market. The core security functions embedded in the Ledger Nano S that are covered by the CSPN certificate include True Random Number Generator, Root of Trust, End-User Verification, and Post-Issuance Capability over a Secure Channel.

“We are proud to announce this independent certification from ANSSI,” said Eric Larchevêque, CEO at Ledger. “At Ledger, security is paramount, and while anyone can claim to have a secure product, it means much more coming from a trusted third party.”

Larchevêque added that the CSPN certificate for Ledger Nano S is only the starting point of a broader effort to certify all their products.

“We will look to get this certification for additional Ledger products, including the recently launched Ledger Nano X, which is now available to start its certification process,” the company said. “We will also aim to widen the scope of our product certifications, exceed security standards and meet the highest third-party expectations.”