|[December 18, 2012]
Trustonic: The New Standard of Trust and Security for Connected Devices
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
the new company formed by ARM,
& Devrient (G&D), has today launched as a new
standard security provider to address the increasing need for trust
built into smart connected devices. The company's technology enables
service providers to innovate, expand and simplify user experiences in
areas such as enterprise, commerce, payments and entertainment.
Trustonic is proud to name key industry partners at launch include 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco,
Trustonic CEO, Ben Cade, said: "Trustonic builds upon
decades of experience between ARM, Gemalto (News - Alert) 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."
The company 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 found at the heart of today's leading system-on-chips,
combined with leading security software and management systems
contributed by Gemalto and G&D. Services that require high trust in
people's connected devices can gain access to the TEE on demand.
Trustonic will enable a connected device experience that begins
and ends in complete security.
Consumers will benefit from enhanced services; they will enjoy
content on any screen, experience simpler, faster and safer payments
and be able to use their device of choice at home or work.
Service providers will be able to trust in people's devices
offering customers the services they want on the smart devices of
Network operators have the option to incorporate revenue
generating value addd services, such as enterprise security, payment
services, and convergent service charging, to existing contracts.
Electronic device makers can integrate an application and
service-independent security platform that isolates and protects
sensitive assets such as passcodes, fingerprints and certificates, all
of which enrich, expand and accelerate people's digital lives with a
seamless user experience.
Silicon partners will benefit from embedded security at the core
of their system-on-chips that will attract high value services.
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. The
company's technology, business model, and focus on open standards
provide a consistent trusted foundation to support a vibrant ecosystem
Trustonic's management team draws on a pool of executive talent
with substantial and varied industry experience. Joining
CEO Ben Cade are:
Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer
Olivier Leger, Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Stephan Spitz, Executive Vice President - Engineering
Chris Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Trustonic will headquarter in Cambridge (UK), with offices across
Asia, Europe and North America.
"A secure and trusted user experience is key to delivering devices
designed for humans," said Dr Noh, VP of Samsung Mobile Global
Alliance Team. "Samsung already integrates Trustonic technology in
our leading Galaxy Note II and Galaxy SIII."
"Samsung was the first to adopt the G&D MobiCore TEE security
solution commercially on its Exynos application processor
platform. We look forward to continuing our partnership
on Samsung's Exynos platform as Trustonic opens up new exciting business
opportunities and a rich ecosystem of security enhanced services," said TH
Kim, VP of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions Division, Samsung
"Trustonic will accelerate the adoption and widespread use of ARM®
TrustZone® technology in a diverse set of trusted enterprise, commerce
and entertainment services by delivering a Trusted Execution Environment
to the broad ARM ecosystem," said Warren East, CEO, ARM.
"This broad availability of trust and security in ARM-based
products, will increase confidence and enable a growth in digital
services across a range of markets."
"Trust is a key ingredient for a complete user experience and the
industry can benefit greatly from a standards-based solution to
implement security on connected devices," commented Olivier Piou, CEO
Gemalto. "We fully support Trustonic to promote a GlobalPlatform
compliant solution that can accelerate the adoption of easy-to-deploy
security and leverage the global TSM ecosystem to dynamically manage new
services for end users."
Karsten Ottenberg, CEO of Giesecke & Devrient, said,
"Trustonic will build upon Giesecke & Devrient's knowledge and
experience in creating secure systems for governments, banks and telecom
operators. Trustonic will enable us to deliver security as a service to
our customers, who wish to know they can rely upon mobile connected
devices and applications."
"At MasterCard (News - Alert), we are constantly striving to deliver a better
payments experience for merchants and consumers alike. One of the key
challenges in mass-market payments is finding the right balance between
strong authentication, consumer usability and ease of scaling. As such,
we are keen to explore the potential for Trustonic's technology and
services to help us address that challenge in new and creative ways." - James
Anderson, Group Head and Senior Vice President, Mobile Product
"Symantec (News - Alert) supports Trustonic in its efforts to enable security
solutions to leverage higher levels of security in mobile devices," said Stephen
Trilling, CTO, Symantec Corp. "With the new standards proposed,
Symantec can incorporate these higher levels of security into our
products and services to make it even safer for employees, partners and
consumers to use their phones and tablets in handling confidential and
"As a leader in DRM and Conditional Access, Cisco (News - Alert) is pleased to be
working with Trustonic and offering the best DRM within a trusted &
certified environment on a multiplicity of connected consumer
electronics devices" - Bob Scott, Director-Partnerships, Service
Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco
Martin Sendyk, SVP Products, Irdeto (News - Alert) said: "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."
"Mobile device security is critical as consumers continue to
complete sensitive tasks on their smartphones and tablets," said Hadi
Nahari, chief security architect at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA is a leader in
providing advanced hardware-integrated security solutions - every Tegra
platform has shipped with TrustZone embedded and enabled - and we look
forward to increasing mobile security with Trustonic."
"Sprint is proud to be a trusted network service provider for
mobile and M2M devices that will use ARM processors incorporating
Trustonic embedded technologies," said Stephen Bye, CTO, Sprint. "Trustonic
will be providing some exciting new and emerging capabilities to enable
the growing opportunities with security and trust-based services."
"At Good we are focused on creating a world where mobile workers
can securely access enterprise information quickly and easily, from
anywhere, using a mobile device in order to collaborate with others
without jeopardising sensitive personal or business data," said Michael
W. Mahan, SVP of Special Markets for Good Technology. "Given our
focus, our partnership with Trustonic is a natural extension of creating
a more advanced and simplified mobile world. We are excited to work with
Trustonic and leverage their innovative TrustZone technology to further
unleash the power of mobility for today's companies, governments and
"Content protection for premium HD video can only be achieved by
tight integration of DRM, link protection, TrustZone and Trusted
Execution Environment" said Coby Sella, CEO of Discretix. "Our
work with market leaders ARM, G&D and Gemalto, ensures that our
integrated solution delivers state-of-the-art protection, ready for
video services on Android devices built with the much welcome integrated
TEE from Trustonic."
"The Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) from Trustonic will
provide an ideal industry standard security foundation," states Steven
Sprague, CEO, Wave Systems Corp. "Wave Systems plans to
extend its Trusted Computing solutions to bring cross-platform security
and compatibility to the new standardised TEE from Trustonic built upon
ARM TrustZone technology."
"INSIDE Secure applauds the work of ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke &
Devrient through their joint venture to establish a common security
standard and create a vibrant ecosystem to enable a new generation of
innovative mobile services," said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Executive
Vice President, ESS, at INSIDE Secure. "We look forward
to working with Trustonic to create innovative security solutions that
play in this ecosystem to create the new levels of trust required to
bring exciting new mobile services to consumers."
Trust. It's a simple word but a critical concept - especially when
it comes to our connected lives... Without trust, the world
is a more difficult place; when we can't trust it's harder to work,
socialise, shop and even enjoy the entertainment we love. Bolt-on
security causes friction and slows down our mobile lives, but with
integral trust, we speed freely on our way to doing some pretty amazing
Trustonic integrates a new level of security directly into the
connected devices closest to us. By securing trust directly into the
devices through which we access our connected world, Trustonic is
simplifying everything from mobile shopping to entertainment to
collaborating with colleagues. That foundation of trust means it's even
easier to do more of the things that make us who we are.
That's why companies like 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco,
Systemscount on Trustonic to protect and unleash a wide
variety of powerful, personalised services on your devices.
To learn more about Trustonic and how it's making your connected
world a better place visit us at www.trustonic.com
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