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Innovation Insight for Trusted Execution Environments on Mobile Devices

Published: 01 February 2016

ID: G00276715

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle


Enterprises can now leverage hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments to secure workforce and consumer apps running on Android devices, but adoption is limited. We present key concepts and illustrate when and how security leaders and digital channel leaders should implement TEE-enabled apps.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
  • IT Impact
    • Development
    • Deployment
  • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers
    • TEE Platform Providers
    • Trusted Application Managers
    • Service Providers

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