The FINANCIAL — LG Electronics (LG) announced that its recently released LG G4 smartphone has passed the security certification evaluated by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), the U.S. federal security accreditation body which administrators the globally recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) to evaluate security conformance with the Common Criteria international standard.
With these certifications, the device meets the international security standards of a number of governments for Cryptographic Modules of both data-at-rest and data-in-transit, making it ready for the highly regulated corporate environment with government-grade security. NIAP certification is recognized by 25 Common Criteria member countries including Australia, France, Germany, India, Korea and the United Kingdom.
In order to enable secure, reliable access to enterprise data, LG G4 comes equipped with LG’s GATE, which delivers enhanced technologies in platform security, network security, application security and Mobile Device Management (MDM). These layered security components help to maintain the integrity of software components, strengthening system protection and safeguarding corporate data without compromising security or sacrificing performance, according to LG.
“With LG G4’s NIAP certifications, we are bringing peace of mind to both corporate IT managers and employees, and offering a secure, Android option for the BYOD workplace,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. “With its powerful capabilities and government-grade security, GATE makes LG G4 a secure and efficient mobile work device.”
Since 2013, LG has enhanced its technological capabilities in smartphone security based on GATE, an enterprise-level platform for businesses LG had developed, and now once again proved its technological superiority. LG GATE not only increases accessibility to enterprise server information, but also provides a variety of security solutions, such as anti-hacking system for enterprise software, and mobile device management functions for smartphones.
LG G3 also received the certification from NIAP last November and passed additional security test requested by Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), qualifying the G3 for use as an official smartphone of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and affiliated agencies.