ZTE and Intrepidus Announce Partnership to Ensure Smartphone Security
RICHARDSON, Texas -- March 19, 2013
ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code:
000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of mobile handsets,
telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced a
partnership with leading provider of mobile application and device security
services, Intrepidus, an NCC Group company.
ZTE is the world’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer and partners with
all of the major US carriers. The company has seen tremendous growth in the
United States in the past few years and continues to invest heavily in the US
market. ZTE has long been regarded as a leader in international standards; in
partnering with Intrepidus, ZTE now seeks to become a leader in smartphone
As part of the agreement, Intrepidus will evaluate the security mechanisms of
ZTE-manufactured smartphones. This evaluation includes identifying potential
vulnerabilities; conducting penetration testing of ZTE device management
interfaces and ZTE device features; and performing reverse engineering and
source code review. The security testing will enable ZTE to deliver a wide
range of smart, stylish choices for smartphone users with the added peace of
mind that their device is secure.
“Our work with Intrepidus stands as an important milestone in handset
security,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA, and President, North America
Region, ZTE. “With the increasing number of transactions carried out on
smartphones, the need to protect personal information becomes more important
each day. At ZTE, we have always been committed to making world-class
technology accessible to everyone; now our work with Intrepidus will ensure
that our customers can continue to connect in meaningful, innovative and
affordable ways without questioning the security of their smartphones.”
This is the first step in a series of actions the company plans to take
regarding smartphone security. ZTE hopes to work closely with carriers, app
developers, policymakers and industry organizations to raise awareness among
consumers about best practices and guidelines for handset security.
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A
share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of mobile handsets,
telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to
making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws
on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart,
affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device
customers nationwide. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of mobile handsets,
telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive
product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless,
service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made
products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries,
helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving
continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21%
increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to
research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of
international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with
sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of
the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer,
publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share
stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information,
please visit www.zte.com.cn.
About Intrepidus Group
Expert US security testing company Intrepidus Group, works with organizations
to pinpoint and eradicate security flaws in mobile devices, applications,
systems and networks.
A leader in the field of mobile security research, testing & advice,
Intrepidus assesses mobile applications, trains developers to code
defensively, and evaluates the security mechanisms of cutting edge
telecommunications products and smart phone devices.
Intrepidus was established in 2006 and is part of leading global information
assurance organization NCC Group plc.
For more information, please visit www.intrepidusgroup.com
Andrew Elliott, 469-877-4754
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