Sequitur Labs' Announces DeadBoltTM - Trusted Applications and SDK for Building Secure Android Apps

Empowers enterprises and ISVs to rapidly create hardware-secured mobile applications, thereby reducing the risk of data loss and liability.

SEATTLE, WA, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequitur Labs Inc. today announced general availability of the DeadBoltTM Software Development Kit for ISVs and enterprise software developers writing Android applications. DeadBoltTM supports ARM’s TrustZone® hardware security architecture and its associated Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) - ‹tTM-base - from Trustonic. ‹tTM-base provides a secure, isolated execution environment for applications and is available on over 250 million devices worldwide.

The DeadBolt SDK consists of a suite of Java libraries and APIs allowing access to Sequitur’s trusted applications built on ‹tTM-base. Initially Sequitur is releasing two trusted applications and their corresponding libraries and APIs. They are:

  • DeadBolt Encrypt: provides 256 AES CBC encryption for securing data on the device (data-at-rest).
  • DeadBolt SSL: provides the ability for an app to initiate a secure communications channel from within the TEE for securing data-in-transit.

While the above trusted applications provide essential secure services to protect data and communications, the DeadBolt Java libraries and API allow enterprise developers and ISVs to incorporate the use of hardware security as part of the normal app development process, greatly reducing time to market and cost. DeadBolt enables creating a wide range of secure applications such as, for example:

  • Securing user IDs and login credentials.
  • Safeguarding sensitive personal information.
  • Protecting corporate information such as intellectual property or financial and legal information.
  • Secure mobile banking and payment processing.
  • Digital content protection.

“Trends such as BYOD have led to a rapid rise in the use of Android devices in enterprises. Unfortunately, that means that the risk of malware has also dramatically risen. Fortunately, technologies such as ‹tTM-base provide an effective platform for improving device and app security. DeadBolt makes it even easier to access this capability, dramatically reducing the risk of data loss and liability even if a device is lost or stolen," said Phil Attfield, CEO of Sequitur Labs.

Sequitur also launched a web portal for developers wanting to use DeadBolt. The portal guides developers through the entire development lifecycle – from evaluation to commercial deployment. The portal allows enrollment of multiple developers within an organization and provides technical documentation, code sample, alerts and notifications and licensing information.


August 28, 2014

Company Details

Sequitur Labs' vision is to develop seminal technologies for securing and managing connected devices. Sequitur makes it easy to develop and launch hardware secured mobile applications with DeadBolt™, thereby dramatically reducing the risk of data loss and liability. To learn more about Sequitur’s products visit us at www.sequiturlabs.com.
Sequitur Labs
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