Symantec and G&D to Partner on Protected Security Applications for Smartphones and Tablets

Symantec and G&D to Partner on Protected Security Applications for Smartphones 
and Tablets 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and MUNICH, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- 
Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), a global leader in security, backup and
availability solutions, and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a global
leader in mobile security, today announced that they have signed an
agreement to collaborate on the development of protected security
applications on smartphones and tablets.  
The cooperation leverages the highly secure Trusted Execution
Environment (TEE) on smart mobile devices. The innovative concept
sees applications' sensitive components and data securely
transmitted, stored and executed in a hardware protected area on the
main processor of mobile devices. It helps application developers
deliver products and services that meet increased security
requirements without impacting flexibility and productivity. 
Symantec plans to update its mobile applications so that they
leverage G&D's Trusted Service Manager (TSM) and the underlying TEE
to protect cryptographic keys and credentials. This integration will
yield an unprecedented level of security for Symantec's mobile
security apps. Symantec's first such application will be an
ultra-secure version of Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service
(VIP) two-factor authentication, which enables users to gain an added
level of security when logging into important cloud-based services.
The application is expected to be available the second half of 2013. 
"This collaboration enables Symantec's products and services to
deliver critical security solutions leveraging highly secure hardware
components in mobile devices," said Stephen Trilling, Symantec senior
vice president and chief technology officer. "We're pleased that
Symantec's VIP Service will be the first to utilize this secure store
to deliver additional value to our customers who use our service to
give their mobile users secure access to sensitive applications and
data."  
"At the same time, the simple activation process makes it easy and
cost effective for companies to integrate mobile protection into
their IT infrastructures to meet their needs," says Wolfgang Decker,
group vice president at G&D. "Our collaboration shows that
flexibility and security are not necessarily mutually exclusive,"
Decker adds. 
Symantec and Giesecke & Devrient will be demonstrating the solution
to an audience of interested specialists at the Mobile World Congress
at their booths, 5C85 in hall 5 and 6D70 in hall 6. 
About Symantec
 Symantec protects the world's information, and is a
global leader in security, backup and availability solutions. Our
innovative products and services protect people and information in
any environment -- from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise
data center, to cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in
protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers
confidence in a connected world. More information is available at
www.symantec.com or by connecting with Symantec at:
go.symantec.com/socialmedia. 
About Giesecke & Devrient 
 Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading
international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of around 10,500 employees
and generated sales exceeding EUR 1.64 billion in fiscal 2011. 58
subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries ensure customer
proximity worldwide.  
Over 150 countries place their trust in G&D solutions when producing
and processing their banknotes. The company primarily supplies
central and commercial banks, cash-in-transit companies, and security
printers with innovative technologies that render the cash cycle
efficient and secure. G&D bank and SIM cards are used all over the
world to make payments and telephone calls. As an end-to-end provider
of smartcard and mobile security solutions, the Group develops and
distributes hardware, software, and services to a client base that
includes banks, mobile network operators, transportation companies,
business enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Governments and public authorities turn to G&D for passport, ID card,
and border control systems, ensuring reliable identity verification
right around the globe. For more information, please visit:
www.gi-de.com 
Press Contact Giesecke & Devrient:
Stefan Waldenmaier
E-mail: stefan.waldenmaier@gi-de.com
Phone: +49 89 4119 2985
www.gi-de.com 
Press Contact Symantec
Spencer Parkinson
E-mail: spencer_parkinson@symantec.com
Phone: 801-995-7743
www.symantec.com 
 
 
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