Security From the Handset to the Base Station

Time to wind down the Barcelona adventure, and onto Milan now!  This week we have announced some remarkable partnerships within the mobile industry ranging from the biggest handset OEMs, infrastructure providers and mobile network operators.

These deep relationships have been established in almost every corner of the mobile ecosystem and we’re all agreed on one thing: we need to change our approach to mobile security or risk stifling one of the most disruptive and enabling technologies of the modern age.

To kick things off, we were very proud to finally announce our partnership with Samsung. The all new Samsung Galaxy S6 will have the award-winning McAfee Mobile Security (MMS) pre-installed without any additional cost to the consumer. By adding this to the device, Samsung is providing an extra level of assurance to the user that their privacy will be protected and that their security online is prioritised.

MMS has also been chosen by LG to protect its range of smartphones and wearables devices. Specifically, LG wants to secure the personal data of its customers using Android smartphones and its webOS smartwatches.

Our identities, personal information and even body data has never been more accessible to us, but it has also never been more at risk of being stolen. LG wanted to strengthen the trust that it has built up with its customers and MMS will play a key part in this as they download new apps, shop online, browse social networks and use their devices for banking or payments.

You may have seen the launch of True Key™ by Intel Security earlier this year at CES. True Key is changing the way the world logs in and with this app, you are the password, using multiple things unique to you like your facial features, a fingerprint or devices that you own. You can forget about having to remember all those passwords, plus it helps to keep your digital life private.

We think True Key is pretty cool. And it turns out we’re not the only ones! German mobile operator Deutsche Telekom will be one of the first carriers to offer True Key to its subscribers in Europe. They will get one of the most secure password and identity management solutions on the market.

Added to this, leading Russian OEM, Prestigio, will be one of the first mobile device manufacturers to launch the True Key application across EMEA. It is going to make the app available across all of its Android tablets and smartphones by the end of this year. This is a significant commitment by Prestigio to help its customers stay secure and a real differentiator for those consumers looking for cutting edge security.

Last but by no means least, we also announced a new collaboration with infrastructure provider, Ericsson. Intel Security SIEM and NGFW technology will be directly integrated into 4G infrastructure to protect users and carriers. We’re actually demonstrating the technology here in Barcelona so visit us in the Intel booth, Hall 3, Stand 3D30 to check it out. Large scale attacks on critical national infrastructure like telecoms networks pose a serious threat. By building security in at the infrastructure layer however, Ericsson extends a new level of trust and security to the operators themselves.

From the handset to the base station, mobile’s biggest players are changing their view on security. We’re so proud to have developed real partnerships like these and we’re excited to see where it will go next.

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