KoolSpan Selects Trustonic for Protecting TrustCall Application Code Integrity

Trustonic partners with leading secure mobile communications solution provider to enhance security by hardening the source code on end-user devices

Cambridge, UK and Bethesda, MD (May 9, 2017) – Trustonic is pleased to announce that KoolSpan, the leading provider of secure mobile communications including phone calls and text messages, has selected the innovative Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) solution to help protect its widely successful TrustCall application. KoolSpan solutions are used by government organizations and enterprises globally in over 60 countries to safeguard sensitive information, including intellectual property and proprietary assets.

Trustonic’s TAP solution offers the best possible security for every device, with more than 1 billion devices already equipped with the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)* to deliver hardware level security, whilst leveraging sophisticated, white box cryptography and code protection techniques in all other devices. The TAP-protected versions of TrustCall will be available to end users in the coming months and KoolSpan will expand TAP protection into new services, thus benefiting enterprise, government, and consumer users requiring the highest level of secured communications for optimal mobile and IoT applications.  Leveraging Trustonic Application Protection, KoolSpan will protect apps and services across multiple platforms, including Apple iOS and Google Android.

KoolSpan’s CTO and security teams undertook an in-depth security evaluation and found Trustonic’s TAP product to be the most secure, robust and reliable solution in today’s market. Uniquely, Trustonic can deliver combined hardware- and software-based security through a single development tool and GlobalPlatform-compliant API integration into KoolSpan trusted applications, which was a key determining factor behind KoolSpan’s decision. KoolSpan Chief Technology Officer, Bill Supernor, explained “It was key for us to be able to use a single set of tools and APIs that cover security across all platforms, with minimal new integration effort. With TAP, KoolSpan customers will automatically benefit from the highest level of security available for their device. We leveraged Trustonic’s TEE hardware-based protection previously and are glad that TAP now also brings market leading software-based security for any non-TEE enabled devices.”

Commenting on the partnership, Ben Cade, CEO at Trustonic, concluded: “Trustonic is delighted to have KoolSpan as a partner. At a time when security has never been more imperative, KoolSpan is leading the way with a high quality secure mobile communications solution leveraged across enterprises and government organizations, enabling executives to communicate securely.”

* The TEE is a secure area of the main processor in a smartphone (or any connected device) that ensures sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in an isolated, trusted environment. The TEE’s ability to offer safe execution of authorised security software, known as ‘trusted applications’, enables it to provide end-to-end security by enforcing protection, confidentiality, integrity and data access rights. The TEE offers complete protection against software attacks coming from apps running in the Rich OS environment. It also provides control of access rights and houses sensitive applications, which need to be isolated from the Rich OS.

About Trustonic

Trustonic is a venture formed in 2012 by blue chip leaders in the semiconductor industry (ARM) and digital security (Gemalto). Trustonic’s mission is to protect, enrich and simplify people’s digital lives by enabling optimum security on all smart connected devices and associated services and applications. Trustonic pioneered the adoption of advanced Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) security technology into the world’s leading mobile device and IoT solutions. Trustonic TEE technology is embedded in more than one billion devices. Trustonic Application Protection is an industry first which combines TEE-based hardware security with sophisticated software protection to deliver optimal security to all connected devices, delivering a comprehensive security solution to all end users, service providers and application developers. Trustonic is also a founding member of the new Cybersecurity IoT Alliance.

For more information, visit www.trustonic.com, or follow Trustonic on Twitter @Trustonic.

Press Contact Colin Eade, Marketing Communications Manager +44 (0)7393 148294 / colin.eade@trustonic.com

About KoolSpan

KoolSpan is the leading provider of robust, cross-platform, end-to-end communication security on mobile devices. KoolSpan offers multiple encryption solutions supporting Android and iPhone smartphones. KoolSpan’s security and privacy solutions address the growing threat of loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. Customers include government organizations and enterprises in over 60 countries worldwide. KoolSpan uses FIPS 140-2 validated crypto and has 33 issued patents with dozens more pending. KoolSpan is privately held and based in Bethesda, MD.

For more information, visit www.koolspan.com, or follow KoolSpan on Twitter @KoolSpan.

Press Contact Ayelet Wiedermann, Marketing Manager, awiedermann@koolspan.com

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