LG's G5 and V10 have their security features approved by the U.S. government
posted by Luis D.
May 06, 2016, 4:06 AM
LG is going after advanced security to boost its flagship handsets' appeal. The company proclaimed that its G5 and V10 powerhouse phones have been certified by the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership for compliance in meeting international security standards in corporate environments. According to LG, this means its smartphones are among the most secure mobile devices on the market.
LG's G5 and V10 feature LG GATE (Guarded Access to Enterprise) technology for enhanced platform, network, and application security designed for worry-free access to enterprise data. Paired with Google's Android for Work platform, LG's phones can separate and secure work apps from personal apps, reducing the possibility of malicious code compromising sensitive data.
While securing the government certificate is a sensible marketing move for LG, Samsung has had its KNOX-equipped flagship mobile devices certified by the UNIAP for a number of years now. They correspond to the organization's Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP), which includes over 80 essential core device security requirements, such as Key Management, Crypto Module, Device Encryption, WiFi Security, Screen Lock and Mobile Device Management (MDM). However, LG isn't merely playing catch-up, for its former flagship smartphones, the LG G3 and LG G4, have also gained U.S. government validation.
LATEST SMARTPHONES FROM LG GET U.S. GOVERNMENT STAMP OF APPROVAL FOR ENTERPRISE AND MILITARY USE
LG G5 and V10 Certified for Environments Where Security is Top Priority
SEOUL, May. 6, 2016 ― LG Electronics (LG) announced today that the G5 and V10 smartphones have been certified by the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for compliance in meeting international security standards in corporate environments.
NIAP administers the globally recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) for evaluating security conformance with the Common Criteria international standard. NIAP certification is recognized by the governments of 25 Common Criteria member countries such as Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom (www.commoncriteriaportal.org/ccra/members).
LG’s flagship smartphones are equipped with LG’s GATE technology for enhanced platform, network, and application security that allow for secure, reliable access to enterprise data. GATE, or Guarded Access to Enterprise, is LG’s enterprise-level security platform developed in 2013 to provide a variety of security solutions such as anti-hacking and mobile device management systems for enterprise mobile devices. GATE’s layered security components help to maintain the integrity of software components, strengthening system protection and safeguarding corporate data without compromising performance.
What’s more, LG G5 and V10 also feature Google’s Android for Work which leverages the LG GATE network capabilities. Included in Android for Work is a container solution which separates and secures work apps from personal apps.
“With the growing importance of higher security in business these days, we believe a firm security platform is a must for mobile workplace devices,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. “This certification is confirmation that LG smartphones are among the most secure mobile devices available today.”
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