This Competitive Assessment ranks eight M2M application service providers in terms of the security aspects of their M2M software platform. The vendors assessed are: ABO Data, Numerex, Gemalto, ILS Technology, Axeda, Sierra Wireless, Giesecke & Devrient, and Novatel Wireless. The vendors were assessed against a total of eight different criteria: four in Implementation, and four in Innovation. These are as follows: Implementation (market share, global footprint, vertical markets, and partners) and Innovation (application security, network security, connectivity, and product and strategy development). MNOs have been excluded from this report and hardware modules and terminals were not taken into account in this Competitive Assessment; only software platforms were considered.