Sequent, a provider of digital issuance and mobile wallet platform as-a-service, has selected device security provider Trustonic's solution to increase the adoption of digital cards on smartphones and wearables.
Under the partnership, Sequent will integrate Trustonic Hybrid Protection (THP) solution to its platform to enhance digital cards security.
Trustonic said that the digitised legacy plastic cards by Sequent Platform can be used by any smartphone to make a payment, ride public transit systems, or get access to office buildings or student campuses.
Sequent chief technology officer Hans Reisgies said: "Trustonic's access to TEE hardware in smartphones has increased significantly in the last few years. Our collaboration is the natural next step in Sequent's journey to bring billions of cards to billions of smartphones.
"Our industry has understandably focused on bringing bank-issued cards to smartphones over the last few years. Trustonic's technology will help Sequent bring the next billion cards — specifically digital transit cards, employee badges, student and government ID's, and car keys — to both smartphones and wearables."
Trustonic senior vice president of sales and marketing George Kanuck said: "Sequent is using Trustonic's THP solution to secure the mobile experience. THP is being used to store user credentials securely, as well as to perform all cryptographic processing in a secure area, thus ensuring that the users' secrets and encryption keys are always kept hidden.
“With this collaboration, delivering and deploying secure credentials on smartphones without compromising on security or user convenience becomes easier than ever."