GlobalPlatform is a non-profit industry association driven by over 100
member companies. Members share a common goal to develop
GlobalPlatform’s specifications, which are today highly regarded
as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices
to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle.
GlobalPlatform protects digital services by standardizing and
certifying a security hardware/firmware combination, known as a secure
component, which acts as an on-device trust anchor. This facilitates
collaboration between service providers and device manufacturers,
empowering them to ensure adequate security within all devices to
protect against threats.
GlobalPlatform specifications also standardize the secure management
of digital services and devices once deployed in the field. Altogether,
GlobalPlatform enables convenient and secure digital service delivery to
end users, while supporting privacy, regardless of market sector or
device type. Devices secured by GlobalPlatform include smartphones,
tablets, set top boxes, wearables, connected cars, other Internet-of-
Things (IoT) devices and smart cards.
The technology’s widespread global adoption delivers cost and
time-to-market efficiencies to all. Market sectors adopting
GlobalPlatform technology include payments, telecoms, transportation,
automotive, smart cities, smart home, utilities, healthcare, premium
content, government and enterprise ID.
GlobalPlatform’s legacy of successful technical specification
development is thanks to two decades of energetic and effective industry
collaboration. Members influence the organization’s output through
participation in technical committees, working groups and strategic task
forces. GlobalPlatform technology is developed in collaboration with
numerous standards bodies and regional organizations across the world,
to ensure continual relevance and timeliness.