CorFire, the industry-leading mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA, and Inside Secure, a leader in semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, today announced an agreement that promises to accelerate the rollout of NFC applications by ensuring that INSIDE Secure's portfolio of MicroRead and SecuRead NFC solutions, as well as its Open NFC protocol stack, are interoperable with CorTSM, CorFire's trusted service manager (TSM) solution.
"Seamless interoperability between the TSM and the NFC secure element is paramount to healthy NFC service deployments, and we are pleased to join forces with INSIDE Secure on validating the interoperability of our solutions to help speed up the rollout of NFC payment applications," said Dr. Jun Hong, CTO of CorFire.
"CorFire and INSIDE Secure are once again demonstrating their leadership in this market," said Didier Serra, executive vice president and general manager for the United States at INSIDE Secure. "By validating INSIDE Secure's NFC solutions with CorFire's TSM solution, our customers can have confidence that their products built on our solutions will work as advertised, enabling wallet and other payment applications to be personalized on their mobile device."
A third-generation product that sets a new standard for ease of integration, INSIDE Secure's award-winning MicroRead NFC controller offers the broadest range of NFC options and provides the capacity to implement any secure element, including SIM or SD card, to support any business model. The INSIDE Secure SecuRead solution integrates the MicroRead NFC controller with a high-performance secure element and a GlobalPlatform-compliant Java Card(TM) operating system. The Open NFC protocol stack provides a complete open-source NFC middleware solution for mobile phones, embedded products and other devices.
CorTSM is CorFire's standards compliant, enterprise-grade, service platform that delivers credentials securely to the mobile device. CorTSM plays a critical role in the mobile commerce value chain. For example, CorTSM enables financial institutions to issue credit cards and debit cards securely to mobile devices. Other service providers will use CorTSM to issue or deliver open/closed loop gift cards, private label cards and value-based rewards. The CorTSM solution benefits from CorFire's expertise in Near Field Communication (NFC), mobile Over the Air (OTA) and smart card security and management, as well as a host of other must-have capabilities to ensure mobile data security.