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LG's G5 and V10 Cer­ti­fied for En­ter­prise and Mil­i­tary Use

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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.

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