UK-based Trustonic announces a strategic partnership with the smartphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to better serve their mutual partners and customers. This multi-year deal will lead to the integration of Trustonic’s security platform with Samsung’s device-embedded Knox security platform. This creates a single-cloud solution for cellphone operators and distributors to manage and protect their Samsung smartphones and tablets throughout the supply chain. Trustonic’s platform also enables innovative financial services to be deployed by cellphone operators to drive new revenue growth. Samsung and Trustonic have both agreed to collaborate on commercial and go-to-market activities globally. Devices crime prevention Cellphone operators are facing mounting pressures on revenue and margins, while increasing investment in 5G rollouts as well as balancing a complex regulatory environment. Cellphone devices are increasingly valuable, and there is a growing requirement for subsidies and funding; the devices themselves are also a target for theft and fraudulent activity. Critically, this strategic partnership results in a premium solution which allows cellphone operators to improve financial performance by preventing fraud across the device portfolio, while increasing revenues through device financing, protecting device subsidies and growing their subscriber base. “This is a critical partnership that meets the demands of our cellphone operator customers,” commented Dion Price, CEO Trustonic. “As the choice in smartphones increases, so does the need for secure device financing solutions. Trustonic’s solution provides cellphone operators the opportunity to increase adoption of device financing options across Samsung’s smartphones within their Android portfolio.” Single cloud platform Trustonic’s solution provides a single cloud platform that supports multiple use cases from hardware (TEE) backed device lock, securing devices in the supply chain to device financing for cellphone operators. The platform puts control and management of the solution into the hands of the cellphone operator. It is used by some of the world cellphone operators and manages over 70M devices and counting. Samsung Knox provides a combination of a proven security foundation built into Samsung devices and mature suite of solutions leveraging this platform. It is built into Samsung devices, securing them from the moment one unpacks and turn them on. It provides multi-layered hardware and software security features that are always enabled.
Trustonic and Huawei announce the next step in their partnership to bring simplicity and greater security to cellphone applications. Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) now supports Huawei’s hardware-backed Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) “iTrustee”, and the HUAWEI P40 Series smartphone supports the TAP SDK at launch. Application developers can use the TAP development platform to leverage Huawei’s hardware-backed security for features such as Trusted User Interface (TUI), which is vital for the next generation of cellphone banking, payments and mPOS, automotive and cellphone identity-based apps. The TAP platform makes it easy for application developers to build advanced security and shielding into critical cellphone apps. Advanced security features iTrustee’s integration with TAP will simplify the process of secure application development for Huawei devices This will help Huawei to create a secure ecosystem for its Huawei devices, starting with the HUAWEI P40 Series, while adding support for the other devices that are upgraded to EMUI 10.1. iTrustee’s integration with TAP will simplify the process of secure application development for Huawei devices and their acceptance into the broader application ecosystem. “The TAP development platform gives application developers access to the advanced security features that they need to bring trust and richer user experiences to app users across billions of smartphones worldwide,” adds Dion Price, Trustonic CEO. “This announcement is a significant achievement in just one year of working with Huawei and will bring hardware-backed security to an even wider range of applications and services.” Digital car key sharing This news builds on the 2019 launch of the first development platform to enable developers to protect their apps and assets with TEE across different devices. TAP is the only application development platform that combines hardware-backed and software based in-app protection, enabling any developer to build and deploy applications with advanced security, and make use of TUI to shield sensitive user-interactions from potentially-compromised main device operating systems. TAP is already protecting a wide range of sensitive cellphone application use-cases globally. This includes the digital car key sharing apps for Volkswagen Group and Hyundai, and off-the-shelf smartphone secure payment acceptance with Rubean.
Mobile device and app security pioneer Trustonic has extended its partnership with LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, which will see Trustonic Secured Platform (TSP™) deployed on LG’s smartphones. This includes the introduction of Trusted User Interface (TUI) functionality that is vital to unlocking the next generation of strong app protection in mobile banking, mobile payments and mPOS, digital car key and mobile identity-based apps. TSP integrates Trustonic’s trusted identity and trusted execution environment (TEE) into each smartphone during manufacture, protecting them with certified, hardware-backed security throughout the device’s lifecycle. TSP has already been deployed in more than 2 billion smart devices worldwide and is being integrated through LG’s major System on Chip (SoC) platform partners to bring greater trust to more of its smartphones. LG Smartphones to arrive with protection pre-enabled Trustonic’s TEE also secures key management, digital rights management (DRM), biometrics and FIDO authentication. Trustonic’s Asset Lifecycle Protection Service (ALPS™) will be pre-enabled on LG’s smartphones to fulfil mobile operators’ device protection needs. This service is being adopted by mobile operators to protect devices throughout their lifecycle, enabling operators to offer innovative new financing packages to more customers, and curtail smartphone theft, fraud and trafficking across the supply chain. Trustonic Application Protection (TAP™) will help to enhance security levels of LG’s native apps like LG Pay and third party app developers will also benefit as they can use the SDK to build secure next-generation user experiences. TAP is the only app development platform that combines hardware-backed and software in-app protection, enabling any developer to build and deploy applications with advanced security. Value addition for mobile network operators It is delivering value to mobile network operators, consumers, app developers and the wider ecosystem" This is particularly key for payment, banking, mPOS and automotive apps. The platform also allows developers to deploy Trustonic’s TUI in their application user experiences, shielding sensitive input and display user interactions, like PIN entry, away from the potentially compromised main device operating system. Dion Price, CEO of Trustonic, says, “Trustonic and LG agree that open and collaborative app and device security can enrich the mobile user experience. This approach goes far beyond simply protecting mobile devices, apps and data. “It is delivering value to mobile network operators, consumers, app developers and the wider ecosystem. This kind of collaboration is the only way to drive trust, which is fundamental to delivering innovative and secure mobile services.” Trustonic and LG have worked together since 2013 to bring trust to devices and applications.
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