BOSTON and RICHMOND, Mass., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivetz, an industry pioneer of decentralized, embedded cybersecurity tools, and Skyhook, the operator of the world's largest independent location services platform, today announced a partnership that will see the integration of Skyhook's global mobile location services to enhance the Rivetz platform.
Accurate and accessible device location services are a critical component of all end-to-end security solutions, particularly in regulated environments or other markets where trusted and verifiable location is a requirement. By enabling Skyhook's advanced location capabilities on the Rivetz Network of cybersecurity tools, Rivetz users can take advantage of location service protection in any signal environment, regardless of GPS availability.
"We are pleased to partner and collaborate with Rivetz, a trusted leader in decentralized mobile security," said Kipp Jones, Chief Technology Evangelist of Skyhook. "We share the values that our products must be built on the pillars of trust and respect for individual privacy. We look forward to providing Skyhook's industry-leading location services to the Rivetz Network."
Skyhook, a Liberty Broadband company, is at the forefront of location technology and intelligence. Through continuous innovation, as evidenced by more than 650 issued patents in the field of location services, Skyhook's technology provides the foundation for mobile location services in the global market for connected devices. Skyhook's hybrid positioning system locates devices using observed radio signals - including Wi-Fi, GNSS, and Cellular - ensuring that all devices can be located in all environments.
"We are proud to join forces with Skyhook to enable powerful location services to the Rivetz Network," said Steven Sprague, co-founder and CEO of Rivetz. "A simple and safe security model is our greatest priority, and precise device location is a cornerstone of protecting our cybersecurity solutions."
Rivetz's best-in-class security solutions hinge upon access to the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), which is an isolated, measured computer environment separate from the operating system. By provisioning all digital transactions through the TEE, Rivetz assures that users' private keys cannot be altered or stolen if the operating system were tampered with or infected by malware.
Skyhook is a worldwide leader in location. Skyhook created and operates the most advanced global first party location network in the world today. Everyday Skyhook powers tens of billions of location requests and location-based context requests around the world for creators of devices, apps, wearables, media, mobile device management, digital rights management, device recovery and more. Skyhook is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation. To learn more about Skyhook, please visit www.skyhook.com.
Rivetz technology and services aim to provide a safer and easier-to-use model for all users to protect their digital assets using hardware-based trusted execution technology. The device plays a critical role in automating security and enabling the controls that users need to produce high assurance data and benefit from modern services. Rivetz leverages state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools to develop a modern model for users and their devices to interact with services on the Internet. They were selected for Telecom Council's prestigious Innovation Showcase Class of 2018. Find out more at www.rivetz.com and follow Rivetz on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Telegram.
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