Trustonic assures new security standard for connected devices

Editor | 19-12-2012

Leading technology firms ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has teamed up to provide what they say will be a new security standard to address the increasing need for trust built into smart connected devices.
Fundamentally, Trustonic’s technology is designed to enable a connected device experience that begins and ends in complete security. The result, says the company, will be that service providers can simplify user experiences in areas such as entertainment where consumers can enjoy content on any screen, experience simpler, faster and safer payments and be able to use their device of choice at home or work.
Initially the company will focus on the development of a GlobalPlatform compliant Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), which will be built upon ARM TrustZone technology, combined with leading security software and management systems contributed by Gemalto and G&D. The company’s launch partners include 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco, Discretix, Good Technology, INSIDE Secure, Irdeto, MasterCard, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics, Sprint, Symantec, and Wave Systems.
Commenting on the launch Trustonic CEO, Ben Cade, said: “Trustonic builds upon decades of experience between ARM, Gemalto and G&D in developing secure technology for connected devices. The launch of Trustonic marks a turning point in our connected world. It will enable us to trust our smart connected devices to protect us as they deliver essential services and innovative user experiences.”
Martin Sendyk, SVP products at Irdeto, added: “Designing apps that require secure processing is currently not scalable due to the diversity of security found in today's consumer electronic devices. Each has a separate security subsystem, or in many cases, no security subsystem at all. A standardised security ecosystem, like the one being launched by Trustonic is essential to enable a broad range of connected devices to playback high quality, premium content and to propel the true multi-screen entertainment experience that consumers demand.”