Secure, Accessible Environment for Smart Connected DevicesThe new venture will focus on improving security for smart connected devices by developing a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) based on the established ARM® TrustZone® security technology. This common, secure environment for software execution will utilize advanced hardware security coupled with industry standard software interfaces, such as those from the GlobalPlatform industry association. By providing this secure environment for multiple silicon, software and device manufacturing partners, the joint venture will enable greater operational efficiency across the ecosystem and the industry as a whole. Devices with a TEE will provide consumers with more secure, user-friendly experiences that simplify and speed up how they interact with their digital world. This will enable them to use their smart, connected devices more frequently to access an increasing range of applications and services in a secure way. This includes mobile payment, enterprise productivity and mobile banking applications, as well as online commerce and premium content services. "The integration of the hardware, software and services necessary for system-wide security has been slow,” said Warren East, CEO, ARM. "I am confident that this new joint venture will accelerate the adoption of a common security standard, enabling a vibrant ecosystem of secure service providers to emerge. This will be of significant step in terms of improved consumer trust in secure transactions on connected devices." “Gemalto has been an early mover in developing its software and servicing capabilities to remotely manage sensitive data for different security implementations on connected devices, and we are excited to be part of this new venture that will pave the way for accelerating the adoption of a Trusted Execution Environment utilizing ARM TrustZone technology,” said Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto. “Our combined efforts will result in the ecosystem as a whole being able to capitalize on the built-in security architectures, especially for transient data such as encryption keys for digital movie rentals, and reduce uncertainties for service providers wanting to launch and manage new services.” “Giesecke & Devrient were the first to establish, with MobiCore, a Trusted Execution Environment that can be securely managed over the air. It allows mass market development of an open, trusted application environment and is complementary to the existing secure elements offered on the basis of smart card technology. Through our mobile security OS software MobiCore we became trusted partners to some of the biggest semiconductor companies and device manufacturers,” said Karsten Ottenberg, CEO of Giesecke & Devrient. “The new venture unites the leading players in Trusted Execution Environments and will accelerate the market for secured services.” "ARM integrates its TrustZone architecture into every ARM Cortex™-A family processor to help our silicon partners deliver the deepest level of security in their hardware,” said Ben Cade, CEO of the new venture. "The new venture will combine the security operations from three leading organizations. This will provide a trusted software environment capable of utilizing security from the hardware level up, in a consistent, open and accessible manner. This will pave the way for service providers to innovate advanced, trusted services that will enhance user experiences whilst also reducing risks and improving privacy.” Editor’s Notes:
- The new company will take on the responsibilities to existing customers of MobiCore and Trusted Logic Mobility’s Trusted Foundations software. Trusted Logic Mobility is a Gemalto company.
- ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
- ARM Connected Community: http://www.arm.com/community/
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About GemaltoGemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers in 43 countries. We are 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 their expanding needs for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, M2M communication, eHealthcare and eGovernment services. Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we develop, design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle. We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives. Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world. For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter. About Giesecke & Devrient Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group now has a workforce of over 10,000 employees and generated sales of EUR 1.7 billion in fiscal 2010. 61 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide. In all its markets, G&D is a global leader and pioneering innovator in the production and processing of banknotes and banknote paper, security documents, identification systems and smartcard-based solutions. As an end-to-end provider of mobile security applications, G&D develops and sells hardware, software, and services for banks, mobile network operators, public transportation companies, business enterprises, and OEM. For more information, please visit: www.gi-de.com About Trusted Logic Mobility Trusted Logic Mobility, a Gemalto company, is the leading provider of security solutions for mobile and connected devices. These devices are requiring stronger security to enable a growing number of digital services. Semiconductor vendors, device manufacturers and service providers rely on the device security solutions of Trusted Logic Mobility to deliver innovative and feature-rich products and services. As a result, millions of people around the world use smartphones and tablets to watch high-definition videos, perform mobile financial services and access corporate resources on-the-go. Trusted Logic Mobility serves its worldwide customer base through operations in Europe, Asia and the USA.
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