FIME, secure-chip testing provider, and Trustonic have announced the qualification of the first GlobalPlatform compliant trusted execution environment (TEE) product. Trustonic is the first company to release a TEE product with the functional requirements outlined by GlobalPlatform to manage applications on TEE technology.
The TEE is a secure area that resides in the main processor of a mobile device, such as a smartphone. It securely ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment. GlobalPlatform – the organisation which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology – published its TEE framework to drive standardisation of this landscape. This will help to reduce development costs, for example, as application developers will no longer be required to produce separate applications to support multiple proprietary TEE products.
Jon Geater, CTO of Trustonic, comments: “Trust is such an important factor in today’s connected world as services such as payments, enterprise connectivity and content demand more security to be delivered on mobile devices. This achievement demonstrates the readiness of our solutions to provide a secure framework for industry stakeholders to develop and deliver mobile applications. We are pleased to bring this product to market quickly and effectively, and are delighted to be the first to achieve this qualification.”
Stephanie El Rhomri, New Services Marketing Manager at FIME, adds: “This is a major step towards achieving interoperability in the TEE arena. Testing, compliance and qualification are essential to building a trusted, secure chip ecosystem and we are delighted to be involved in the launch of the first GlobalPlatform compliant TEE product. A number of our clients are working on solutions in this area and we believe demand for our TEE expertise is only going to grow as stakeholders become increasingly aware of the capabilities afforded by this platform.”
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