Trustonic and Huawei introduce first multi-TEE security platform

In what it touts as an industry-first innovation, Trustonic, a provider of hardware protection solutions, notably the Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) solution, is enabling app developers to utilize strong security across multiple Trusted Execution Environments (TEE).

They recently announced a partnership with chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics giant, Huawei. Trustonic will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment.

According to Trustonic, this partnership announcement with Huawei marks the availability of a development platform that combines software TEE for iOS and Android with multi-vendor hardware TEE capability. The result is democratizing access to the best security frameworks available for protecting apps, services and sensitive data.

According to the Trustonic, TAP enables app developers to build apps secured by both strong applications shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices embedded with Trustonic’s TEE during device manufacture.

The new multi-TEE capability will be demonstrated for the first time at MWC19 in Barcelona, where Trustonic and Huawei will show trusted applications running on Huawei smartphones utilizing Huawei’s TEE.

Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic comments, “Our partner Huawei is now the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, shipping over 200 million devices in 2018 alone. Together, we share a vision that open hardware security standards will bring simpler, faster and safer mobile experiences to consumers.

Both companies believe that an open, collaborative and growing ecosystem is the best way to bring better security features to all participants in the industry and their end-users. According to Trustonic, they are jointly committed to independent, fair and transparent industry security assessments to assure trust in our hardware solutions.

Trustonic has also announced a project with Volkswagen which is using TAP to provide advanced protection for Volkswagen’s first Digital Key Sharing app.

Matt De Reno is SAE MOBILUS web portal manager at SAE International. His interests include automated and connected vehicles, micromobility, smart cities, and automotive cybersecurity.