Trustonic launches ‹t-dev developer program


More than 20 industry-leading developer partners already developing and preparing to deploy Trusted Applications running on devices with ‹t-base Trusted Execution Environment.

Trustonic, the leading provider of Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) for smart connected devices, today announced the launch of the ‹t™-dev Partner Program, to facilitate and mobilize a community of Trusted Application developers.  ‹t-dev partners can enhance the security and enrich the experience of Android based applications on devices equipped with the company’s ‹t™-base TEE.  

The ‹t-dev Developer Program launches with a strong ecosystem of tier-1 service partners from a wide range of verticals including mobile financial services, loyalty, integrated marketing, and premium content, to BYOD, identity and enterprise. ARRIS, Discretix, Elliptic, ExactTrak, Good Technology, INSIDE Secure, Intercede, Proxama, SK Telecom, Validity, Verimatrix and Viaccess-Orca are all developing and preparing applications to deploy on devices that have integrated a Trustonic ‹t-base Trusted Execution Environment.

“We’re delighted to convert significant interest to engagement with Trustonic TEE technology and the rapid growth of our developer ecosystem,” said Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic. “Our first Trustonic ‹t-base product launched earlier this year with Samsung’s flagship devices and there are more ‹t-base enabled devices coming to market before the end of the year. As more devices make it into the hands of users, the ‹t-dev Developer Program will accelerate the creation of new applications and services that bring better user experiences on smart connected devices with higher levels of trust”.

The ‹t-dev Developer Program equips partners with the knowledge, tools, training and support to create secure services on ‹t-base enabled smart connected devices.  It accelerates development and market deployment of applications that improve user experiences and enhance service offerings; benefits that can be applied across many vertical markets.  Included in the program is the ‹t™-sdk (Software Developer Kit) which provides access to APIs that encompass secure storage, content protection, secure user input, secure display, and access to other platform security resources.  Platform emulation tools facilitate quick start developments and a fully featured environment advances development against real hardware to cover the full development lifecycle to commercial deployment.  In addition partners gain access to Trustonic test servers to remotely deploy, test and validate applications provisioned to commercial devices with integrated t-base technology.  This scalable program is simple and straightforward for any developer, however basic or advanced their use cases.

Application developers can sign up to the ‹t-dev Partner Program by registering their interest through the Trustonic partner portal

The ‹t-base products provide a trusted foundation for smart connected devices: a hardware-backed security environment that ensures sensitive data is stored, processed and protected.  They feature a built-in remote provisioning capability for the Trustonic ecosystem, allowing the remote deployment of trusted applications into ‹t-base-enabled devices.  The ‹t-base products allow secure access to information and data on the smart device, isolated from the rich mobile OS.  Users can now transact with trust on their smart connected devices – be it at work, mobile banking and payment, or entertainment and premium content services.

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ARM: “ARM is pleased to see Trustonic launch its Developer Program and expand its base of partners,” said Tom Lantzsch, EVP Strategy, ARM. “The Program will help developers create secure services and applications that will enhance consumers’ digital lives and spark new business opportunities. We look forward to the next generation of Trusted Applications and seeing how they will benefit areas such as payment, enterprise security and premium content.”

ARRIS: Paul Moroney, Vice President, Advanced Technology, ARRIS said: “Our collaboration with Trustonic will enable the launch of the next wave of content distribution platforms based on HLS and ARRIS SecureMedia® to give consumers anytime, anywhere access to premium entertainment. ARRIS is actively working with companies such as Trustonic and GlobalPlatform to develop open standards-based, secure and trusted methods of digital entertainment distribution to consumers.”

Discretix: “Discretix’s TrustZone-based content protection solutions are deployed in hundreds of millions of devices. These robust, hardware-assisted solutions have been pre-integrated with all major hardware platforms, and are in use by all leading Android OEMs. Our unique expertise and proven track record with numerous ‹t-base implementations and with multiple hardware platforms, provides rapid and seamless deployment of TrustZone based solutions for device OEMs”, said Amit Shofar, VP Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Discretix. “We commend Trustonic for spearheading the development of the TrustZone and mobile security market with their sophisticated ‹t-base OS and comprehensive developer program.”

Elliptic: “With world-class security experts and its field-proven tVault™ Content Protection Solutions, Elliptic understands the increasing threats to smart connected devices and the importance of hardware-assisted TEE-based technologies to protect media against theft and to allow the wide deployment of services such as OTT and VoD,” said Vijay Dube, President & CEO of Elliptic Technologies. “We congratulate Trustonic on the launch of their ‹t-dev Developer Partner Program and value our partnership as we move forward together with end-to-end solutions that allow devices to seamlessly integrate multi-DRM and link protection security to greatly enhance the user experience of premium content consumption.”

ExactTrak: Norman Shaw, CEO of ExactTrak says, “As an established supplier of data-loss prevention technology, our partnership with Trustonic will enable delivery of a range of affordable mobile data security services to support BYOD in regulated markets, while ensuring separation of employee's personal data. From location based data availability to advanced authentication and remote wipe, we will begin customer trials in early 2014.” 

G&D: Carsten Ahrens, Group Senior Vice President, Division Server Software and Services 3S at Giesecke & Devrient (G&D): “From the beginning G&D has taken a leading position and strongly supports the creation of a ‹t-base enabled ecosystem. That’s why G&D provides the first commercially available trusted service manager (TSM) as the connecting link for service providers, where we securely personalise, deploy and manage the lifecycle of protected content for mobile devices. With the launch of Trustonic's partner program we expect a further boost to an already vibrant community.”

Gemalto: “Trustonic ‹t-dev Developer Program is building momentum through the support of key software developers, which will provide a rich application base and confirm the TEE as a key component for mobile device security,” commented Tan Teck-Lee, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at Gemalto. “Combined with Gemalto’s leading-edge TSM offering to provision and activate secure services in mobile devices, Trustonic ‹t-dev will contribute to accelerating the deployment of secure mobile apps by our customers, whether it is MNOs, banks governments or enterprises. The combination of Trustonic ‹t-base TEE and Gemalto Secure Elements such as the UICC offers best-in-class security to host software, user credentials and activation keys.”

Good Technology: “We’ve seen increasing presence of the Android platform within our diverse customer base as end users insist that IT support the vast array of Android devices available today,” said John Herrema, senior vice president of product management at Good Technology. “As the leader in secure mobility, we are excited to be working with Trustonic to develop user-friendly solutions that will extend our security model and help speed Android adoption in the enterprise.”

INSIDE Secure: “Threats of malware, viruses and piracy are rapidly spreading to mobile and connected devices as they become increasingly used for more high-value applications.  We see standards-based TEEs, such as those provided by Trustonic, becoming increasingly important in providing a secure environment to protect these applications.  INSIDE is applying its extensive expertise in trusted platform modules, application development and trust infrastructure support to provide ‹t-base enablement across our portfolio of enterprise, entertainment, and mobile payment security solutions to deliver leading edge next generation security,” said Dr Simon Blake-Wilson, EVP Embedded Security Solutions INSIDE Secure

Intercede: CEO of digital identity specialists Intercede, Richard Parris said: “Identity is more valuable than ever. Intercede’s MyID software platform creates trusted digital identities allowing people to prove who they are online. We joined the ‹t-dev Developer Program to focus on building the MyID Identity Agent into smart device TEEs to enable consumer devices to carry secure digital identities. By combining the convenience of mobile devices with the security of TEE protected identities, Intercede aims to make security simple and deliver protection and peace of mind for our customers, which include governments, major aerospace & defence organisations, banks and large corporations.”

Proxama: Neil Garner, CEO and Founder of Proxama, a leading NFC technology provider of mobile wallets and customer engagement said, “Historically security has been a challenge on mobile phones, which is why our partnership with Trustonic is of strategic importance to us. The unique ability of its ‹t-base solution to protect user interactions from trojans and viruses enables our products to securely manage every type of transaction whether online or in store. We feel this partnership sets us apart from others in the sector and will help shape the future of m-commerce as we move towards user trials and go live.”

SKT: “SKT is always striving to improve user experiences and provide our customers the means to reduce the complexities of security. TEE based services ensure the secure storage and processing of sensitive data, which works alongside the user. Our partnership with Trustonic opens a number of innovative services and new business opportunities” said Euiseok Wi, Executive Vice President, Product Planning Division of SK Telecom.

Validity: “Mobile identity is the most important and valuable element to online and offline digital activities, and it needs protection for users and service providers beyond what has been done today”, said Sebastien Taveau, CTO for Validity. “Trustonic ‹t-base running in ARM TrustZone provides the additional layers needed to create innovative designs, giving more architectural options to support our 4-screens strategy. The ‹t-dev program accelerates the cornerstone ‹t-base security discussions we are holding with our partners.”

Verimatrix: “Trustonic ‹t-base technology brings portability of security across different devices and chipsets, reducing fragmentation in the market, and creating a valuable new resource for video applications,” said Petr Peterka, CTO, Verimatrix. “Trusted execution enabled by integrated hardware and software in applications is an important part of a layered security regime, enabling key management functionality that can be renewed via software download. Such an approach can help enhance service delivery options and ensure that subscribers have access to premium content they want, when they want it.”

Viacess-Orca: “The partnership between Viaccess-Orca (VO) and Trustonic will enable content service providers to securely deliver premium content in HD quality on smart connected devices thanks to Viaccess-Orca new Connected Sentinel DRM solution. By adopting VO’s Connected Sentinel, providers will benefit from security management that can be achieved over the air through renewal of key security components running on Trustonic TEE without requiring a full firmware upgrade”, said David Leporini, EVP Marketing Products and Security at Viaccess-Orca”

About Trustonic

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, socialize, 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 things.

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, ARRISBroadcom, CiscoDiscretix, Elliptic, ExactTrak, Good Technology, INSIDE Secure, IntercedeIrdetoMasterCard, MediaTekNVIDIA, Proxama, QualcommSamsung Electronics, SK TelecomSymantec, Texas Instruments, Validity, Verimatrix, Viacess-Orca  and Wave Systems count on Trustonic to protect and unleash a wide variety of powerful, personalised services on your devices.

Trustonic is a privately held company, between three shareholders: ARMGemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). To learn more about Trustonic and how it’s making your connected world a better place visit us at


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Trustonic is a standard security provider addressing the increasing need for trust built into smart connected devices.