One application that the two companies are presenting in Vodafoneâs Pavilion 32 at this yearâs CeBIT involves SIM card-based authentication for access to a company network. The key is securely stored behind the SIM cardâs cryptoprocessor and is used to establish a secure connection via a VPN.
The developed concept is also suitable for numerous other applications. For instance, the SIM card can be used to encrypt all the voice and e-mail traffic on a smartphone. Whatâs more, in tandem with near field communication it will enable cell phones to provide a secure connection to payment and entry-access systems.