Oracle unveils Java Card 3.1 to secure IoT devices

Oracle unveils Java Card 3.1 to secure IoT devices

Oracle has unveiled the latest version of its Java Card. This is Java Card 3.1 to protect the Internet or Things (IoT) devices that process large amounts of information. That’s what IT Pro says.

Java Card 3.1 can be used in many applications. These include telecom devices, contactless payment terminals, cars, smart meters and wearables. The Java Card should also simplify the deployment of 5G technologies. It secures the transmission of data between the device and the network, whether with 5G or NBIoT networks.

According to Volker Gerstenberger, president and chairman of the Java Card Forum, states that the number of connected devices is expected to increase in the coming years. This may also lead to increasingly complex challenges, as growth will also increase the complexity of the infrastructure used to handle data traffic.

“Java Card 3.1 is very important for IoT because it brings interoperability, security and flexibility to a rapidly growing market. A market that currently lacks strong security and flexible edge security solutions,” says Gerstenberger.

New features

Java Card 3.1 comes with several new functionality. This includes support for deploying edge security services that use an I/O model to send sensitive data. The security services use various physical layers and application protocols.

In addition, this latest version introduces new APIs that specifically address the rapidly changing requirements of the IoT market, such as the ability to exchange sensitive data with other connected devices. Multiple applications can be installed on each chip, and there is an option to add more after the chip has been rolled out.

Java Card 3.1 makes it easier to develop, enhance and deploy security-oriented applications, thanks to full support for the creation of new services and applications by developers. “Java Card is already trusted and used as a leading security platform for numerous devices in the billions of smart cards and security elements industry,” said Florian Tournier, senior director for Java Card at Oracle.

“The 3.1 release allows the deployment of security and SIM applications on the same chip, allowing these services to be used on a wide range of networks, from NBIoT to 5G, and on a large number of devices.

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