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Mobile security platform introduced by Fujitsu

Mobile Security TechnologyFujitsu takes on the growing problem of mobile security

Mobile security has become a major issue for consumers all over the world. As more people engage in things like mobile commerce and mobile marketing, they are becoming prime targets for hackers and malicious groups bent on exploiting financial and personal information. To combat the growing concerns that are emerging in the mobile security world, new solutions are being developed and released at a rapid pace. Fujitsu Laboratories, a leading developer of IT products and services, is one of the companies responsible for a new generation of mobile security solutions.

New security platform in development

Fujitsu has announced the development of a new security platform for smart phones, called the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform. The platform is being designed specifically to protect corporate data, but may eventually become a widely used tool throughout the mobile market. One of the things that has garnered Fujitsu’s new platform a great deal of attention is the fact that it is HTML 5-based. The platform also incorporates cloud computing, creating what Fujitsu believes to be a highly secure system.

Platform provides access to HTML 5 applications

The platform connects a  smart phone to a cloud-based computer server, which provides users with access to a wide variety of corporate applications, such as email, sales databases, and customer information, all as HTML 5 applications. These applications are available for all smart phones because they are based on HTML 5 rather than the programming languages exclusive to the iOS and Android platforms. The cloud network encrypts the information that users access, thereby creating an extra layer of security.

Cloud network protected by strict security features

The platform also imposes a variety of security measures on a mobile device while it is connected to the cloud network. When a device makes the connection, for example, the platform will deactivate the device’s camera and prohibit a user from taking pictures of the screen through their device’s internal services. The platform also restricts Internet access to avoid the possibility of visiting malicious websites or downloading malware. Once the connection with the cloud network is severed, however, the device  becomes from off these restrictions.

Secure Element Manager wins Visa approval

secure element manager visa approvalSecure Element Manager has been approved by Visa for the BlackBerry 10

Leading technology company, and creator of the BlackBerry platform, Research In Motion has received approval from Visa for its NFC-based mobile commerce platform, known as Secure Element Manager. The platform is designed to be used with the company’s next generation BlackBerry 10 device. Thus, owners of the BlackBerry 10 will be able to make mobile payments for products thanks to the device’s support of NFC technology and the approval for the system granted by Visa.

Platform may help with security concerns

Visa has shown a great deal of interest in mobile commerce in recent months. The company has become one of the major players in this emerging industry through its various partnerships and the services it provides mobile consumers. The Secure Element Manager helps address one of Visa’s most significant concerns when it comes to mobile commerce: Security. As such, the platform has won the support of Visa, which will allow its customers with BlackBerry 10 devices to use their accounts to make mobile payments.

Security continues to be a problem for mobile commerce

Security has long been an issue that has made mobile commerce somewhat unpopular. NFC technology itself does not boast of any latent security features. As such, many believe that the technology can be easily exploited. If NFC technology is exploited, a consumer’s financial information may be at risk of theft, creating a serious problem for those involved in mobile commerce. Until recently, there have been few efforts to bolster the security of mobile commerce.

Secure Element Manage meets Visa expectations

The Secure Element Manager not only helps keep the financial information of consumers safe, it also acts as a management platform for various mobile commerce systems. The platform meets the strict requirements that Visa has adopted concerning mobile commerce systems, making it one of the few systems that Visa is willing to support. Moreover, it is the only mobile commerce platform for the BlackBerry that has the full support of Research In Motion.