LG's G5 and V10 Certified for Enterprise and Military Use
Last month was a good month for LG, as the G5 and V10 smartphones were officially certified to be used in the enterprise and military sectors in the U.S.
Both phones were certified by the U.S. National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for LG's proprietary GATE (Guarded Access to Enterprise) technology, a security platform developed by LG back in 2013. It was designed to maintain the integrity of the phone's components, to offer stronger protection for the onboard system, but more importantly, it was designed to safeguard any corporate data that is store within the phone. Additionally, both the G5 and the V10 are also equipped with Google's Android for Work, along with GATE's specialized network security.
The NIAP is an entity responsible for evaluating security conformity on an international level, and for its certification to be valid, it requires the approval and recognition of 25 Common Criteria countries, which include South Korea, India, and Japan.
Android phones with enterprise and military-grade security has always been a touchy point for Android phone makers, as well as the enterprise sectors and military branches. The field was once completely dominated by BlackBerry, but as of late, the field has been divided between a number of companies and military organizations preferring to use Apple's technology, while the other division has made explicitly clear that properly secured Android devices like LG's G5 and V10 are the way to go.
The LG G5 and LG V10 were recently granted certification by the NIAP for both enterprise and military use.