LG G4 Smartphone gets government security certification

Bringing government-grade security to the corporate workplace, LG Electronics (LG) said its new flagship LG G4 smartphone has passed the security certification evaluated by the US National Security Agency´s National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP).

With this new certification, the LG G4 meets the international security standards of a number of governments and meets the US government´s security requirements for Cryptographic Modules of both data-at-rest and data-in-transit, making it ready for the corporate environment with government-grade security. NIAP certification is recognized by 25 Common Criteria member countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea and the United Kingdom.

In order to enable secure, reliable access to enterprise data, the LG G4 comes equipped with LG “GATE,” which offers corporations 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.

Since 2013, LG has enhanced its technological capabilities in smartphone security based on LG 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.

The LG G4´s predecessor, LG G3, received the certification from NIAP last November, and also passed additional security test requested by Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). This qualified the LG G3 for use as an official smartphone of the US Department of Defense (DoD)-affiliated agencies. The LG G4 is currently under US DoD´s security certification review.

NIAP is an affiliate of the National Security Agency (NSA), the US federal security accreditation body that administers the globally recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) to evaluate security conformance with the Common Criteria international standard (www.commoncriteriaportal.org).