Security VISA

At a time when risks indiscriminately affect government authorities, companies and individuals, it is crucial that each of us considers the benefits of this digitisation with respect to our digital security needs.

Publish the 09 August 2022 Updated 16 November 2023

The Security Visas issued by ANSSI is a response to the absolute necessity to deliver an appropriate solution catering every needs.

What is the purpose of ANSSI Security Visas

Given the threats that come along with progress, digital trust is one of the great strategic, economic and social challenges of our time. And because this trust cannot exist without security, it is equally crucial to be aware of the vital importance of putting in place appropriate solutions for securing information systems at the right level.

While there are many and various cybersecurity solutions available on the market, they are not all equally effective, robust and trustworthy.

It is for this reason that the French Cybersecurity Agency (Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information – ANSSI), in its capacity as the national authority, and aware of the need for clarification about this market, is helping companies and government authorities make a choice, by qualifying and certifying security solutions.

The Security Visas issued by ANSSI make it possible to easily identify the most reliable solutions that are recognised as such following an evaluation performed by evaluation centres licensed in accordance with rigorous and tried and tested methods. In particular, this evaluation involves extensive penetration testing and in-depth analysis to make sure that the solutions are compliant with the corresponding standards.

It is only on completion of this process that ANSSI decides whether or not to issue the Visa for the product or service provider evaluated. Depending on the context and need, this Visa takes the form of a certification or qualification.

Having recourse to one of these solutions helps raising the overall level of security for government authorities, companies and individuals against the digital risk. By engaging in the process to obtain an ANSSI security Visa, product suppliers and service providers acquire the means to offer real competitive added value, and ultimately a guarantee of competitiveness for their companies and security for their clients.

Certification of security 

Certification demonstrates the robustness of products that have been evaluated through penetration tests by a third-party evaluator under the authority of ANSSI, according to a process and framework in order to provide the best level of security given the market and technological requirements.


Attesting compliance with the regulatory, technical and security requirements promoted by ANSSI, the qualification is the French state’s recommendation of cyber security products or services that have been proven and approved by ANSSI. The qualification demonstrates a product’s robustness, the service provider’s competency, and guarantees the product or service supplier’s commitment to comply with trust criteria.
The qualification aims at providing government authorities and operators of vital importance with the products and services that meet their information systems security requirements.

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