Certicom Launches Security Platform for Mobile Handset Development

Monday 13 September 2004 14:57 CET | News

Certicom has released Certicom Security Architecture for Mobility enabling device manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively embed security across multiple families and generations of devices.

To develop this overall architecture, Certicom worked with Intel and device manufacturers to develop a comprehensive security platform that is optimized for the Intel Wireless Trusted Platform. Enterprises, content providers and carriers are demanding that mobile handsets support security functionality such as secure messaging, secure voice over IP (VoIP), and digital rights management (DRM). To differentiate their mobile handsets, device manufacturers need to cost-effectively embed security functionality to meet their customers security requirements while preserving margins in a highly competitive marketplace. Moreover, device manufacturers often support multiple chipsets and operating systems, which can impact their time-to-market as the required security functionality must be integrated and optimized for each chipset. To address these requirements, Certicom developed Security Builder Middleware, an optimized hardware abstraction layer that provides portable, hardware-based security across multiple devices and processors. Security Builder Middleware works with the Security Builder API, a common interface to all toolkits within the Certicom Security Architecture, to link applications with the strongest and/or fastest security available on the device. This results in a common security architecture that allows software vendors and device manufacturers to quickly enable hardware-optimized security across multiple platforms. The Security Builder API also provides backwards compatibility that allows existing Certicom customers to take advantage of the new optimized security functionality available through Security Builder Middleware for Intel Wireless Trusted Platform and future supported chipsets.

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