Aconite Mobile Application Managerâ¢ enables application issuers to install and to manage the life-cycles of apps in the mobile handsetâs Secure Element using the new standards for mobile application management and security that have been published by GlobalPlatform. With increasing numbers of NFC mobiles now rolling out, there is growing demand for this solution across many sectors, including payments, access, ID, loyalty, ticketing and proximity marketing.
Aconiteâs extensive global experience with smart payment card systems translates directly into the mobile domain âAconiteâs proven solutions for smart card lifecycle management and transaction processing represent a pedigree that guarantees the reliability, scalability and flexibility of Aconiteâs Mobile Application Manager.
To allow an application issuer such as a bank, transit operator or card personalization bureau to deliver their apps to all their customers, irrespective of their brand of phone, mobile network or the type of Secure Element(s) the phone contains, Aconiteâs Mobile Application Manager creates and manages the issuerâs Security Domain and provides data preparation and secure delivery of apps and updates. These are sent to the appropriate TSM (Trusted Service Manager) for the individual customerâs mobile, which then delivers the apps or updates to the handset.
Aconiteâs Mobile Application Manager frees application issuers from having to manage multiple Security Domains and the interfaces with multiple TSMs. Issuers become independent of TSMs, mobile networks and any other delivery channels and can concentrate on meeting the needs of their customers without the burden of maintaining multiple delivery channel relationships and their complex infrastructures.
Aconiteâs Mobile Application Manager can provide a private channel for an issuer to install and manage apps in their Security Domain on the handset, without any data being visible to a third party such as a TSM or mobile network operator.
Aconiteâs Mobile Application Manager can be owned and operated by an application issuer, such as a bank, transit operator, loyalty scheme, eID provider etc., or by a third party service provider who can offer outsourced services to issuers.
Mike Woods, Aconite CEO, said âProviding a mobile solution for our existing and future customers is a natural extension of Aconiteâs existing smart card solutions. The mobile market is developing at a rapid pace and in responding to that Aconite will be making further announcements in the near future on its market plans and global mobile partnerships.â