Cloudflare launches Zero Trust mobile eSIM

Cloudflare announced the development of the Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM, a solution that secures ‘every packet of data leaving mobile devices’

Helping workplaces to stabilise security issues, Cloudflare has launched its own eSIM card, which it says is the world's first "Zero Trust" SIM.

According to the company, with the Zero Trust SIM organisations will be able to quickly and securely connect employee devices to Cloudflare’s global network, directly integrate devices with Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform, and protect their network and employees no matter where they are working from. 

Additionally, Cloudflare will be launching Zero Trust for Mobile Operators, a new wireless carrier partner programme that will allow any carrier to seamlessly offer their own subscribers comprehensive mobile security tools by tapping into Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform.

Making sure devices are secure 

As organisations have become more distributed with remote working and employees bring their own device (BYOD) to work, ensuring every device employees use is secure is harder than ever. To help with this problem, most organisations use a secure agent, or application, running on an employee's device to help secure it. However, while applications and endpoint agents are an important part of the security stack, they can’t secure all traffic across every device, and can be challenging to deploy at scale. 

“When I speak to CISOs I hear, again and again, that effectively securing mobile devices at scale is one of their biggest headaches, it’s the flaw in everyone’s Zero Trust deployment,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. 

“Effectively securing mobile devices is hard, and we have been working on this problem since we launched our WARP mobile app in 2019, now we plan on going even further. With Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM we will offer the only complete solution to secure all of a device’s traffic, helping our customers plug this hole in their Zero Trust security posture,” he added. 

Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM will integrate with Cloudflare's entire Zero Trust stack, allowing security policies to be enforced for all traffic leaving the device. Further, with the Zero Trust SIM taking an eSIM (embedded SIM) first approach, SIMs can be automatically deployed to both iOS and Android devices and locked to a specific device, mitigating the risk of SIM-swapping attacks faced by existing solutions and saving security teams time.

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