Gemalto introduced its Allynis Trusted Services Hub, a service that enables financial institutions, enterprises, transport operators and all digital service providers to benefit from a single connection to securely deploy value-added and mobile payment services across a wide portfolio of smart phones and mobile networks around the world.
“The trust hub connects service providers to multiple mobile network operators and helps these provider accelerate getting their services to the devices,” says Amol Deshmukh, vice president of MFS Solutions at Gemalto.
Through the trust hub customers get access to more than 1.5 billion NFC smart phones already equipped with secure elements covered by Gemalto-contracted Trusted Services Management platforms. These include more than a hundred million high-end “multi-tenant” SIM cards already in place to protect and manage sensitive application credentials.
The trust hub is also ready today to handle a number of future configurations, including Embedded Secure Elements, which are becoming available in some handsets, and Trusted Execution Environment that will be running inside next-generation mobile devices, as well as the emerging tokenization standards.
Deshmukh offers an example of how the hub could be used to provision an identity credential. For example, some large online role-playing games have players buy extra weapons, credits and other artifacts through their play.
Once the player gets to a certain level he might want to take extra steps to secure the account so nothing is tampered with. The game can use the trust hub to provision a secure two-factor application to the payer’s mobile device for access to the game.
The Allynis Trusted Services Hub in particular removes the need for multiple individual contracts between service providers and mobile security enablers, which are typically required in open security schemes. The hub is operated from Gemalto’s secure data centers, delivering standards of scalability and availability and banking-grade security to ensure payment and services interoperability.