IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Cloudflare unveils first zero trust SIM for mobile devices

New wireless carrier program will also let carriers integrate Zero Trust security into existing corporate plans

A close up of a SIM being placed into a tray slot on a smartphone

Cloudflare has announced the development of the Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM, which has been designed to secure every packet of data that leaves a mobile device.

The first of its kind, the SIM will allow organisations to connect employee devices quickly and securely to Cloudflare’s Global Network, directly integrate devices with the firm’s Zero Trust platform, as well as protect their network and employees.

Related Resource

CIO Priorities: 2020 vs 2023

Zero Trust, SaaS Security, and its impact on SD-WAN being a priority

Webinar title screenWatch now

Cloudflare is also launching Zero Trust for Mobile Operators, a new wireless carrier program that will let carriers offer their subscribers comprehensive mobile security tools by tapping into its Zero Trust platform.

In an announcement, Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince said securing mobile devices at scale is currently one of the biggest issues for CISOs.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Cloudflare says its Zero Trust SIM will integrate seamlessly with its entire Zero Trust stack, which will allow security policies to be enforced for all traffic leaving the device. That’s on top of its embedded SIM (eSIM) first approach, which allows SIMs to be automatically deployed to both iOS and Android and then locked to a specific device – ultimately mitigating the risk of SIM-swapping attacks.

Businesses will also be able to deploy the company’s Zero Trust SIM at scale in just minutes, as well as leverage integration with its WARP mobile agent.

Additionally, Cloudflare says it is developing new tools based on the new SIM, which will extend its connectivity and Zero Trust security perks to the Internet of Things. 

“By combining Cloudflare’s award-winning security tools with the largest mobile networks in the world, businesses can be confident that their devices and data are secure without worrying about performance being impacted,” Cloudflare said.

Featured Resources

2022 State of the multi-cloud report

What are the biggest multi-cloud motivations for decision-makers, and what are the leading challenges

Free Download

The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM robotic process automation

Cost savings and business benefits enabled by robotic process automation

Free Download

Multi-cloud data integration for data leaders

A holistic data-fabric approach to multi-cloud integration

Free Download

MLOps and trustworthy AI for data leaders

A data fabric approach to MLOps and trustworthy AI

Free Download

Recommended

UK updates NIS regulations bringing stricter rules for MSPs
IT regulation

UK updates NIS regulations bringing stricter rules for MSPs

2 Dec 2022
Ivanti makes double appointment in channel leadership shakeup
Business strategy

Ivanti makes double appointment in channel leadership shakeup

1 Dec 2022
Dropbox adds end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption with acquisition of Boxcryptor assets
mergers and acquisitions

Dropbox adds end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption with acquisition of Boxcryptor assets

30 Nov 2022
Q&A: Fred Voccola, Kaseya
channel

Q&A: Fred Voccola, Kaseya

30 Nov 2022

Most Popular

Empowering employees to truly work anywhere
Sponsored

Empowering employees to truly work anywhere

22 Nov 2022
Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor resigns with cryptic parting message
Business operations

Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor resigns with cryptic parting message

1 Dec 2022
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

14 Nov 2022