Oracle Launches New Version of Java Card for Securing IoT Devices

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Java Card 3.1 may help simplify the rollout of 5G technologies by securing the transfer of data between the device and the network, whether 5G or NBIoT networks

 Oracle has revealed Java Card 3.1 – the latest version of its Java Card that is used for securing internet of things (IoT) devices such as smartwatches and other hardware that process large amounts of information.

The new version can be used in a vast array of applications, including telecom devices, contactless payments terminals, cars, smart meters and wearables, CloudPro reported.

It is also claimed that Java Card 3.1 will help simplify the rollout of 5G technologies by securing the transfer of data between the device and the network, whether 5G or NBIoT networks.

Volker Gerstenberger, president and chair of the Java Card Forum, pointed out that volumes of connected devices may increase in the upcoming years, posing an increasingly complex challenge.

He claimed, “Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions.”

Java Card 3.1’s new features

The new version comes with support for deploying edge security services using an I/O model to transport sensitive data using a range of physical layers and application protocols, the report said.

It also features new APIs that specifically address the rapidly-evolving IoT marketplace demands, such as the ability to exchange sensitive data with other connected devices.

Java Card 3.1 provides full developer support for creating new services and applications, which makes developing, enhancing and deploying security-centric applications a much easier task, Oracle explained.

“The 3.1 release enables the rollout of security and SIM applications on the same chip, allowing those services to be used on a large spectrum of networks from NB-IoT to 5G, and on a wide range of devices,” said Florian Tournier, senior director for Java Card at Oracle.

 

Longjam Dineshwori

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