Trusted Labs, a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation,
today announced it has provided the expertise to achieve the world’s
first security certification of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Trusted Labs supported Trustonic in identifying the security properties
of their TEE product and developed the documentary evidence required by
the CSPN(1) evaluation scheme. The Trustonic TEE certificate
has been issued by the French IT security agency ANSSI(2) on
A TEE is a secure execution environment for running sensitive operations
on smart connected devices, isolated by hardware from the standard,
general-purpose, operating system. TEEs have already been deployed in
over one hundred million devices and many popular smartphones now
include TEE technology as standard.
This achievement constitutes a milestone towards the TEE international
Common Criteria certification. Since January 2012, Trusted Labs has been
a major contributor to the TEE Protection Profile within the
GlobalPlatform Device Committee; this profile is expected to enter a
public review phase in March 2013.
“We are proud to contribute to building trust for the mobile
Claire Loiseaux, President of Trusted Labs.
“With this first certificate and the GlobalPlatform Protection Profile,
we set the evaluation framework for TEE. Proven security of mobiles and
services is launched. This opens new ways of thinking to security of
Jon Geater, CTO of Trustonic, said: “Trustonic demonstrates a
world first in obtaining a security certification on a Trusted Execution
Environment and it marks an important step for the industry as we enable
assured trust in smart connected devices. With a mature technology and
independent assurance, Trustonic cements its position as a strategic
Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform Executive Director said: “GlobalPlatform
has worked to standardise the TEE over recent years, as we recognise the
security and functional capabilities it has to offer the secure mobile
services landscape. With GlobalPlatform’s compliance program able to
confirm TEE product compliance to our specifications, we are well placed
to support the TEE industry in establishing its security certification
framework. We look forward to the continued contribution of our members,
such as Trusted Labs, in this activity and announcing further details in
the coming months.”
(1) Certification de Scurit de Premier Niveau (First Level Security
(2) Agence Nationale de la S驩curit des Systmes d’Information (French
National Agency for IT Security).
About Trusted Labs
Trusted Labs is a world leader in security consulting and evaluation
services with 14 years of experience in embedded systems and
applications. We support network and transport operators, service
providers, certification entities, silicon vendors, manufacturers of
secure devices, terminals and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)
worldwide in defining, evaluating and achieving the security goals of
their multi-applicative products, connected services and remote
management solutions and infrastructures.
An expert in security for the components and devices involved in digital
services – from mobile payment to e-ticketing, from identification to
access control – Trusted Labs also helps customers imagine, formalize,
design, and deploy their new services.
With a deep knowledge of embedded systems security and a strong ability
to innovate, Trusted Labs integrates the latest research breakthroughs
to efficiently address complex industrial issues, from security analysis
For more information, visit www.trusted-labs.com.
Trust. It’s a simple word but a critical concept – especially when it
comes to our connected lives... Without trust, the world is a more
difficult place; when we can’t trust it’s harder to work, socialise,
shop and even enjoy the entertainment we love. Bolt-on security causes
friction and slows down our mobile lives, but with integral trust, we
speed freely on our way to doing some pretty amazing things.
Trustonic integrates a new level of security directly into the connected
devices closest to us. By securing trust directly into the devices
through which we access our connected world, Trustonic is simplifying
everything from mobile shopping to entertainment to collaborating with
colleagues. That foundation of trust means it’s even easier to do more
of the things that make us who we are.
That’s why companies like 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cisco,
Discretix, Good Technology, INSIDE Secure, Irdeto, MasterCard, NVIDIA,
Samsung Electronics, Sprint, Symantec, and Wave Systems count on
Trustonic to protect and unleash a wide variety of powerful,
personalised services on your devices.
To learn more about Trustonic and how it’s making your connected world a
better place visit us at www.trustonic.com.
Trusted Labs Marketing Director
Karine Ganem, +33 1 30 97 26 11