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VirtualLogix Enables Enhanced Security of Mobile Commerce With Freescale's Industry Leading Applications Processor
VirtualLogix, Inc., the Real-Time Virtualization company, today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Freescale Semiconductor to create a trusted environment for mobile devices and other terminals that can be used in particular to ensure security of mobile commerce (m-commerce) transactions. In a pre-integrated solution, VirtualLogix VLX for Mobile Handsets virtualization technology will be incorporated into the Freescale Semiconductor i.MX31 multimedia applications processor to create an isolated Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), independent of the main application open operating system (open OS), which protects mobile devices from m-commerce security threats. The companies will be demonstrating this new solution at the Freescale Technology Forum, in Orlando, Florida, June 16-19, 2008.

As m-commerce grows, creating a secure environment for users to conduct transactions over wireless networks has become increasingly important, said Aaron Shagrin, Director of the Multimedia Alliances Network, Freescale Semiconductor. By combining the power of VirtualLogixs real-time virtualization solution with Freescales widely-deployed i.MX31 applications processor, device manufacturers can ensure their customers are able to engage in m-commerce transactions without the associated security risks. Together, we can provide a clearer and safer path to the deployment of more m-commerce solutions.

Freescale's i.MX31 processor enables mobile consumers to experience a rich and rewarding multimedia experience on their devices. VLX for Mobile Handsets has been proven to support secure boot, secure key storage and secure user input and output independently of the open OS environment installed on the device. By adding VLX real-time virtualization on the i.MX31 applications processor, the open OS is securely isolated from a closed TEE where m-commerce transactions safely occur on the mobile phone or device. These measures protect against m-commerce security threats such as keystroke logging and phishing attacks.

Through our collaboration with Freescale, VirtualLogix maintains its foothold at the forefront of the next wave of virtualization into connected devices, this time creating a secure future for m-commerce, said Mark Milligan, Vice President of Marketing at VirtualLogix. Freescaless vision to meet the emerging needs of mobile users by using virtualization underscores its market and technological leadership, and we look forward to delivering our combined solution to improve how consumers shop on their mobile devices.

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:36 PM by David Marshall
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