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Discretix to Collaborate in the Development of Mobile Security Solutions with Texas Instruments

Friday 13 February 2004 22:01 CET | News

Discretix will work with Texas Instruments to develop security solutions for wireless platforms. The collaboration with Discretix is part of TIs overall strategy to address growing security concerns among service providers, consumers and wireless original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Increasingly, service providers are demanding that terminal suppliers manufacture mobile phones with strong International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) protection and the implementation of SIMlock. As phone theft has become a growing industry problem, secure information store and protecting a phones identity has become even more critical. TI is leading the market in addressing this need with a silicon-based security solution. Applying its understanding of the embedded environment and the resource limitations of mobile devices, Discretix will develop security protocols, infrastructure software and applications for TIs OMAP platform and family of TCS Chipsets. Based on Discretixs field-proven CryptoCell technology, these software components will provide a secure environment in which TIs silicon-based security solution can operate, and extend that capability to security protocols and applications. Discretix is a leading provider of embedded security solutions for mobile devices, smart cards and mass storage cards. Discretixs CryptoCell technology, currently in its fourth release, is a set of building blocks for device and network security. CryptoCell is an enabling technology for emerging revenue-generating mobile applications such as Digital Rights Management (DRM), over the air device management (trusted software upgrades and extensions), VPN, secure data storage, and mobile commerce. CryptoCell is also used as a mechanism for preventing IMEI reprogramming, enabling handsets to be reliably disabled, thus eliminating a major driver of handset theft and billing fraud.

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