Aiming to bring confidence to the secure mobile services space, Fime launched its GlobalPlatform trusted execution environment, or TEE, test tool Wednesday.

Residing in the main processor of a mobile device, the TEE is a secure area that effectively connects the phone’s operating system with the secure element. The TEE also ensures the storage and protection of sensitive data.

Fime’s new test tool evaluates and confirms the functional aspects of this secure area to GlobalPlatform specifications.

“While some of our customers are advancing products in this area today, we believe demand for our TEE expertise and testing services will continue to gain traction as market players start to truly understand the significant role the TEE plays in securing mobile services,” says Stephanie El Rhomri, new services marketing manager at Fime, in an press statement. “Fime is committed to the development of the TEE framework and will continue to participate in GlobalPlatform activities to advance this area.”

Operating system providers and chipset and mobile device manufacturers will show interest in the test tool to confirm that their product meets industry standards.

“There is a real business need and technical requirement to advance the TEE in a standardized manner, and we are pleased to bring the compliance program to market with qualified test tools,” said Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform executive director.

Fime provides test tools, evaluation and consulting services for chip-based applications and mobile devices to companies in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East. Since the beginning of 2011, Fime has been involved in the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program.

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