Bell ID launches Secure Element in the cloud

Wednesday 5 June 2013 10:36 CET | News

Netherlands-based smart token management services provider Bell ID has launched Secure Element (SE) in the cloud to enhance the provisioning of NFC-based mobile services.

The solution manages keys, certificates and NFC credentials in a secure remote environment rather than in the mobile device, providing application issuers with the independence and control to manage their credentials without the need for third party involvement.

Bell ID’s SE in the cloud software has already been commercially deployed. It provides the functionality to complete (EMV payment) transactions through a remote SE using a standard contactless terminal and acceptance infrastructure. When a consumer makes a transaction, their NFC credential is accessed from the remote cloud SE after which the appropriate command is generated and sent back through the mobile device to the point-of-sale terminal. The data is presented in the same format as that used in standard card-present transactions. The solution can also pre-authorise payments, allowing consumers to make transactions even when a connection to the server cannot be established.

In recent news, Canadian wireless device company Research In Motion (RIM) has selected Bell ID for its Mobile Token Manager, a software platform that provides over-the-air (OTA) lifecycle management of applications, cryptographic keys and secure elements (SE) on NFC mobile devices.

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