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ARM launches smartphone security venture

Posted: 19 Dec 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:security  venture  connected devices  trusted execution environment  TrustZone 

ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have launched 'Trustonic'—a security joint venture for connected devices.

Technology from Trustonic will allow consumers to view content on any screen and experience simpler, faster and safer payments, the company said.

The venture, which was formed in April, will focus on the development of a GlobalPlatform compliant trusted execution environment (TEE), which will offer a common security standard for connected devices. The TEE will be built upon ARM TrustZone technology, combined with security software and management systems contributed by Gemalto and G&D.

Trustonic has signed up partners that include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco, Discretix, Good Technology, INSIDE Secure, Irdeto, MasterCard, Nvidia, Samsung Electronics, Sprint, Symantec, and Wave Systems.

"Trustonic operates an open business model, allowing device manufacturers to incorporate the TEE security technology into their own products while also enabling service providers to activate these capabilities later based on the services that people desire."

Trustonic, led by Ben Cade as CEO, will be headquartered in Cambridge (UK), with offices across Asia, Europe and North America.

As per the terms of the deal announced in April, ARM owns 40 per cent of the joint venture and Gemalto and G&D own 30 per cent each.





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