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Gemalto Launches Cinterion Secure Element for Protection of IoT solutions

Gemalto has introduced the CinterionSecure Element, a tamper-resistant component embedded in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable advanced digital security and life cycle management. The security framework, named Secure Element, serves as the foundation of trust for building the IoT security architecture. This is crucial for long-lived industrial solutions such as connected cars and smart meters that need protection against evolving threats while remaining flexible to accommodate enhanced functionalities and services.

Leading edge automakers have already begun integrating Gemaltos Cinterion Secure Element in advanced security architecture by design. The Cinterion Secure Element meets extreme environmental and longevity requirements from the automotive industry and benefits from smart card level security. This ensures that data is stored in a safe place and access is granted only to authorized applications and people helping to guard against digital and physical attacks.

In addition, Gemaltos new component enables secure over-the-air management of security credentials as well as software updates across the lifecycle of solutions. The Secure Element offers an added layer of protection for a variety of applications and represents a powerful key to help secure the entire IoT ecosystem.

The growing reliance on IoT solutions and high profile cyber-attacks are focusing industry minds on the necessity of security technology for continued growth, said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO, Beecham Research. Security at this level does not work as an afterthought. It must be incorporated from the ground up at the start of new development projects. The Cinterion Secure Element provides for this, combining flexibility with high levels of security.

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