KoolSpan U: Weekly Word Wednesday – Hardware VS. Software

The words hardware and software are frequently used in the mobile security industry — sometimes together and sometimes separated. At times, it can be hard to keep track of which is which. When discussing mobile devices, hardware is the different physical components of your device that make it function properly; and software is the instructions written that allow your device to look the way it does and perform certain actions when you want. These instructions are read and performed through the hardware components of your device.

For example, the hardware component of KoolSpan’s technology is the TrustChip, which is a microSD card processor. The software – KoolSpan’s TrustCenter — is the application that runs along with the hardware to make sure your device has the highest level of security. TrustCenter is a software application and web service that allows organizations to centrally manage a secure and trusted environment rooted in KoolSpan’s TrustChip technology.