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Rely on the SAFE QPL

When acquiring identity-related products, there are many considerations for a healthcare organization to keep in mind. Is this product secure? Is it simple to use? Will it easily integrate into existing systems? Will it process identity credentials correctly? Is it interoperable with other similar cryptographic systems?

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The answer to these questions can oftentimes be difficult to find and may require validation testing to prove that the product works as expected. Choosing a product that meets the mark for all these considerations can be a challenge, especially for healthcare organizations that do not specialize in cryptography as a core competency to its business. The QPL is designed to solve for this challenge.

The SAFE QPL is a free and public list of identity-related applications and products that have undergone cryptographic lab testing through SAFE Identity. Listing on the QPL confirms that a solution uses digital identities in the way holders, issuers and relying parties expect. Each product undergoes diverse and rigorous testing to ensure it meets SAFE testing requirements for security and cryptography. Each product also must meet certain interoperability standards, meaning all products and applications on the list process identity in the same way for seamless integration.

Relying on the QPL is simple, free and easy.

How to Use the QPL

Organizations can consult the SAFE QPL to make informed decisions on which identity products and applications for digital signatures, encryption and authentication best meet their needs.

Products are listed by category for simple searching and an easy comparative analysis between products and certification criteria. Each listing contains more information about the product, the category it has been tested for, and links back to the vendor site for purchasing information.

As it stands, organizations can find SAFE Certified Credential Providers for identity credentials and products that support digital signatures on the QPL. As the list expands to encompass services such as Single Sign-On Gateways for logical access control, encryption and code signing, healthcare organizations can expect to find more products that meet their needs for usability, security and interoperability.

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Making the QPL a
Requirement for Vendors

Can’t find the product you’re looking for on the SAFE QPL? You have options!

Add QPL Testing as a Procurement Requirement

The first and most effective way to rely on the SAFE QPL is to add QPL testing as a procurement requirement for vendors. This way, vendors must send their applications and products through the SAFE QPL lab to test for assurance, security, quality and usability before conducting business with your organization.

Contact us for sample procurement language to use in your RFQs and RFPs:

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The second, reach out to us with the contact information for the vendor you would like to see listed. We will start a dialogue with the vendor on your behalf to gauge their interest in getting listed on the SAFE QPL.

Contact us with the name, email address and/or phone number of the vendor you would like to see listed on the SAFE QPL. We’ll take it from there!

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Rely on the SAFE Trust Framework

The integrity of digital credentials varies widely from one provider to the next. Figuring out who to trust, why to trust them and how their security aligns with your needs can be a challenge. This makes trust hard.

The SAFE Identity Trust Framework, carefully cultivated over 15 years, can make trust much easier. The Trust Framework defines the policies and standards necessary to use secure and interoperable digital credentials that meet your needs. Issuers certified by SAFE are compliant with these policies and standards, ensuring this same security and interoperability across the ecosystem – and making trust a lot simpler for you.

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