Gemalto selected to provide connectivity and security for YunOS

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has partnered with Alibaba Group’s YunOS to provide connectivity and security for YunOS.

YunOS, developed by Alibaba Group, is a cloud-based, data and services oriented Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, widely integrated into IoT devices, as well as chips and sensors across industries.

In this partnership, Gemalto provides its Allynis Trusted Service Hubthat allows easy provisioning of security sensitive applications throughout the identity lifecycle management.

With Gemalto service, YunOS customers can drive secure connected cars or use smart home appliances or mobile devices with peace of mind, company officials said.

With IoT market set to explode in the coming years and security being one of the primary concerns for customers, the market for IoT security will gain significantly.

Players like Alibaba have already invested hugely in IoT platform and solutions. The YunOS had acquired 70 million smartphone users and over 100 million smart terminals by May this year.

“The YunOS is not merely about connecting things, it connecting everything by credible perception, reliable connectivity, and efficient circulation of services,” said Zhang ChunHui, Alibaba OS Business Group president.

“By being a one-stop IoT security solutions provider and a long-time trusted partner, Gemalto has the right credentials and is an ideal fit to fulfil our YunOS vision,”  ChunHui added.

Suzanne Tong-Li, president, Greater China & Korea at Gemalto, claims, “We have the rich expertise and experience in enabling security for a variety of IoT applications in China and across the globe, putting us in a sweet spot to provide security and trust in this ever-expanding ecosystem.”

Rajani Baburajan

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