This week, Intercede announced it is working with Good Technology to launch the world’s first Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) secured Enterprise Mobility Management system (EMM) suite through its MyTAM service for Android devices — meaning Android devices will be meet the security standards of most private and public sector enterprises.
This move will allow the 1,600 customer and partner applications which have been developed for use on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform to run in a much more secure environment on Android phones and tablets.
Until now, Intercede noted, Android devices have been seen as a major security concern and one of the major sticking points for implementing robust BYOD policies across an organization.
Intercede’s MyTAM service enables organizations – such as app developers, service providers, banks and media streaming companies – to load apps into the TEE, and run on Intercede’s established market-leading security platform, which is already used by some of the world’s largest enterprises and public sector organizations.
“As a leader in the enterprise and mobility management space, Good is the ideal customer for our MyTAM service. By working together Intercede will broaden its reach into this sector, with our MyTAM service deploying Good’s secure business-critical applications to its global client-base,” said Intercede CEO Richard Parris.
Nicko van Someren, CTO of Good Technology, added that, “Good’s TEE-secured offering combines our secure apps and container solution with MyTAM to quickly and easily make the highest level of Android security available to our customers. The scalability of the solution also opens up the service to our base of secured application developers producing innovative enterprise solutions for the Good Dynamics Platform.”
Intercede’s MyTAM service allows trusted applications to utilize the advanced level of security offered by the cryptographically-locked TEE, which is built into leading Android smartphones and tablets at the point of manufacture. The Trustonic TEE enables apps, the data secured on them, and transactions made by them to be protected from hacking and malware elsewhere on the device.
The two companies said in an announcement that, “Adding TEE-strength security to a comprehensive suite of EMM applications further increases the security available to Android devices. Private and public sector enterprises and governments can now maintain the highest level of security available on the market,” noting that it’s the “latest high-profile use of Intercede’s MyTAM service following agreements with a number of app developers securing financial transactions and encrypted voice services.”