Cloudflare launches eSIM to protect data and reduce risk of scams – APK Games

This Monday (26th), the cloudflare announced new services aimed at improving people’s safety. These are: Zero Trust SIM and Zero Trust for Mobile Operators. According to the company, the products should hit the market “in the coming months” and will work on Android and iOS.

The eSIM is built into the internal components of the cell phone or smartwatch. (Image: Playback/Infineon)

Between the two products, the one that stands out the most is the Zero Trust SIM, which will be available to the market as an eSIM. According to Cloudflare, this solution was designed to protect data leaving a device by encrypting it to the operator.

Initially aimed at corporate cell phones, companies will be able to quickly and securely connect employee devices to Cloudflare’s global network, integrating them with the company’s Zero Trust platform.

The solution will also protect them no matter where they are working, and when installed, the eSIM is locked to a single device, reducing the chances of scams and fraud such as SIM swap.

What is SIM swap?

SIM swap is a scam in which a criminal looks for the operator pretending to be the victim, provides the necessary data and asks for the activation of the number on a new SIM. From there, he has access to the victim’s calls, messages and passwords.

According to Cloudflare, the main difference between this service and the others – and even VPNs – is that the eSIM itself will act as an additional security factor. Combined with the verification keys provided by the hardware that is “embedded”, spoofing an identity will become more difficult.

Zero Trust SIM will work on iOS and Android devices and will initially launch in the United States. In addition, the solution will work independently or with WARP, the company’s VPN.

One point not yet disclosed is the price of the Zero Trust SIM. in interview toTechCrunch, the company said only that its product will take a few months to reach the market. Cloudflare stated that it also plans to bring the solution to physical SIM cards in the “near future”.

Operators will be able to offer Cloudflare services

Cloudflare also launched the program today Zero Trust for Mobile Operators. The program will work in partnership with operators and allow them to offer subscriptions to various Zero Trust platform mobile security tools.

For Cloudflare, by combining its security tools with the largest mobile networks, companies will be able to relax knowing that their devices and data will be safe without compromising connection speed.

The goal, according to the company, is “to jointly tackle the most challenging performance and security issues related to mobile connections”. Interested operators can now apply for more information.

With information: TechCrunch, cloudflare

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