- Joint Effort will Enhance Secure Communications on Android Platforms and the SK Telecom or SK Planet Networks to which they Connect
BARCELONA, Spain, February 29, 2012 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider mobile and network security, today announced that it has teamed with Korea’s leading internet service provider SK Planet (a subsidiary of SK Telecom) to enhance end-to-end security for its subscribers and networks. SK Planet will integrate AuthenTec’s QuickSec™ VPN security for Android into its TrustZone-based security environment and will offer the complete solution to leading OEMs for integration into handset models and tablets to be used on SK Telecom or SK Planet networks.
AuthenTec’s QuickSec VPN Client enables secure storage and secure access of the sensitive information needed for VPN authentication by using the SK Planet TrustZone-based security environment. This provides an extra level of hardware-based security using TrustZone to meet the strictest enterprise security requirements for remote access scenarios.
“With an ever increasing focus on mobile security, our goal is to create a complete security ecosystem for our subscribers, not just a few pieces,” said Mr. Hyun-Wook Kim, Senior Director of Platform R&D at SK Planet. “AuthenTec offers proven VPN security for Android, which is why we teamed with them to create a solution that can be integrated into our TrustZone Secure OS and used in our security environment, ensuring secure network communication for our clients and enabling us to provide many new services based on this security ecosystem.”
“SK Planet became the market leader by offering innovative technology solutions to its subscribers and its handset and tablet providers, so we are very pleased to collaborate on a QuickSec VPN solution for their ecosystem,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec Embedded Security Solutions. “The combined AuthenTec- SK Planet offering provides more complete security for their subscribers and Android platform providers.”
AuthenTec‘s Mobile VPN Client for Android is a complete Mobile VPN solution tailored specifically for Android phones and tablets, and is based on AuthenTec’s widely deployed QuickSec technology. This VPN client solution has been thoroughly tested and proven for interoperability with all major VPN gateways and comes with an easily customizable user interface. QuickSec VPN Client for Android is robust enough for enterprise VPN access but as straightforward for phone and tablet users as entering a password or PIN. Some of the key features include complete IPsec, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above, IPv6, IKEv2 with MOBIKE, Xauth, EAP-based authentication, and split tunneling support.
AuthenTec offers complete mobile and network security solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and rich content providers, including fingerprint sensor hardware, identity management software and embedded security.
About SK Planet
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, SK Planet builds on its strong innovation, market leadership and global partnerships, to bring a host of exciting mobile content technologies, such as Mobile In Vehicle, Smart Payment among others, to end-users in the international market. In Korea, SK Planet is the spin-off company from SK Telecom who is leading wireless communications operator, serving more than 24 million subscribers, which is over 50% of the local mobile market.
AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. The Company's diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure networking, content and data protection, access control and strong fingerprint security on PCs and mobile devices. AuthenTec encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software are deployed by the leading mobile device, networking and computing companies, content and service providers, and governments worldwide. AuthenTec's products and technologies provide security on hundreds of millions of devices, and the Company has shipped more than 100 million fingerprint sensors for integration in a wide range of portable electronics including over 15 million mobile phones. Top tier customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments. Learn more at authentec.com or follow us on twitter.com/authentecnews.
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AuthenTec Director of Communications