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Market-leading messenger and music service selects Trustonic solution to protect data

Cambridge, UK – 14th September 2016; Trustonic is pleased to announce that Line, one of the world’s largest instant messenger services, has selected the innovative Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) solution to protect their hugely successful Line Messenger and Line Music services. TAP technology exploits the best possible security for every device, utilising the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) hardware security where available, whilst leveraging sophisticated, white box cryptography and code protection in all other devices.

TAP will be used to safeguard against malicious software attacks for both the Line Messenger database, which resides in end-user devices and also the DRM keys used in Line Music. In-App Protected versions of both the Line Messenger and Line Music applications will be available to end-users in the coming months. Furthermore, Line will expand TAP protection into many other services, including gaming, and several other Line family apps which will be able to benefit from optimal mobile application security. In addition, with Trustonic Application Protection, Line will be able to protect their applications across multiple platforms, including Apple IOS and Google Android.

Line’s security team undertook an in-depth security evaluation and found Trustonic’s TAP product to be the most robust and reliable solution in today’s market. Uniquely, Trustonic can deliver TAP’s combined hardware and software security solution through a single tool and single API integration into Line’s applications, which was a key determining factor behind Line’s decision. Line’s CPO/CISO, Mr. Takeshi Nakayama, further explained “It was important that we could offer a security solution across all platforms, with minimal integration effort. With Trustonic Application Protection, all Line consumers will automatically benefit from the highest level of security available for their device; TEE hardware-based protection where available, supplemented with market leading software-based security for any non-TEE enabled devices.”

Ben Cade, CEO at Trustonic, added “Trustonic are delighted to have Line as one of our flagship partners for TAP. The mobile industry has long recognized the need to adopt hardware-based security to protect sophisticated apps and valuable customer data from the software-based threats (viruses, malware, spyware and man in the middle attacks etc). Through our partnership with whiteCryption, TAP is a truly unique product, and we are seeing strong interest and demand across numerous market verticals globally, at a time when security has never been more critical.”

Press Contact

Colin Eade, Marketing Communications Manager

+44 (0)7393 148294 / colin.eade@trustonic.com


About Trustonic

Trustonic is a venture formed in 2012 by blue chip leaders in the semiconductor industry (ARM) and digital security (Gemalto). Trustonic’s mission is to protect, enrich and simplify people’s digital lives by enabling optimum security on all smart connected devices and associated services and applications. Trustonic has already pioneered the adoption of advanced Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) security technology into the world’s leading mobile devices with working solutions today underpinning Samsung Knox, SamsungPay, Alipay and Symantec VIP. Trustonic TEE technology is available from 11 of the leading 12 Android smartphone manufacturers and is embedded in more than 700 million devices. Trustonic Application Protection is an industry first which combines TEE based hardware security with sophisticated software protection to deliver optimal security to all connected devices, delivering a comprehensive security solution to all end users, service providers and application developers.

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