GlobalPlatform for Application Developers & Service Providers

GlobalPlatform provides device application developers and digital service providers with standardized technologies and certifications that empower them to deploy customized secure digital services across devices and market sectors.

Device-App-Developers---Secure-Service-Developers-Service-ProvidersTo stay competitive in a rapidly expanding connected device landscape, device application developers and digital service providers need to deploy their services in as many devices as possible across multiple market sectors. At the same time, they must meet varying security requirements, protect intellectual property (IP) and manage costs. Key to balancing these challenges is confidence in the devices responsible for gathering and sending back service-related data. It is critical that these devices can be trusted and are updatable against future needs or attacks.

GlobalPlatform’s diverse member ecosystem collaborates on standardized technologies and certifications that enable application developers and service providers to develop optimized secure services for connected devices that are anchored in the Root of Trust (RoT).

What Does GlobalPlatform Offer Application Developers and Service Providers?

Developers need to be able to access the secure services offered by devices to protect their IP and business, regardless of the device design. Secure services therefore need to be easily usable and identifiable to simplify the process of hosting apps and services, and connecting securely to the cloud to access full value of connectivity.

GlobalPlatform’s Trusted Platform Services (TPS) APIs and Device Trust Architecture (DTA) Framework give cloud platform and digital service providers a standardized way to access secure services and attestation mechanisms within a device to create adapted Chains of Trust that enable remote management of their services and offer a consistent user experience.

When device makers integrate GlobalPlatform-certified technologies, application developers and service providers know that the device platform(s) meet specified functional and security needs. GlobalPlatform-certified components provide a proven and cost-effective platform for deploying innovative, secure and customizable solutions across multiple use cases and vertical markets.

GlobalPlatform’s Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) Methodology establishes a consistent and flexible way for IoT developers to demonstrate the security capability of their IoT products and service providers to select a product that matches their security needs.

Device application developers and service providers can engage in the work of GlobalPlatform’s Technical Committees and Task Forces to help drive the development of standardized technologies that meet the specific security and business needs of their use cases.

GlobalPlatform Technical Committees manage the maintenance and evolution of GlobalPlatform standardized technologies and certifications. Task Forces provide guidance on market sector and geographical requirements, opportunities, and challenges. These groups are chaired by representatives from GlobalPlatform member organizations.

GlobalPlatform welcomes participation from developers and service providers to learn and contribute best practices, align products to market requirements, contribute key use cases and help drive the organization’s technical roadmap and ensure it answers as many requirements as possible.

Latest Resources for Application Developers & Service Providers

eBook: Deploying and Protecting Digital Services

This eBook explains how Root of Trust technology within devices enables Chains of Trust to be built, allowing service providers to offer secure digital services while ensuring device integrity and security, alongside end-user privacy.


White Paper: Using VPP to Deploy Secure Services

This white paper introduces GlobalPlatform’s Virtual Primary Platform (VPP) technology and specifications set. It explains how they are providing a universal form factor to host and execute secure digital services across different products, and how developers can use them to develop, enable and manage solutions that expand Secure Element (SE) security benefits to support more use cases.


Video: What is device attestation and why is it important?

Jeremy O’Donoghue, Chair of the GlobalPlatform Trusted Platform Services (TPS) Committee, explains why attestation is important for the success of IoT deployments and how GlobalPlatform’s Entity Attestation API can help device manufacturers to determine the trustworthiness of a device.

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