SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 --
ARM TechCon 2013, Booth #512 -- Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded and mobile virtualization solutions, today announced an agreement to team with ViaSat Inc. to deliver military-grade security for Android smartphones and tablets. The INTEGRITYŽ Multivisor separation-kernel has been selected as the hypervisor solution for the ViaSat Secured, a mobile enterprise system that addresses the stringent security, privacy, manageability, and usability demands for dual-use -- personal and business -- smartphones and tablets. ViaSat Secured offers a carrier-agnostic suite of the latest and most popular mobile devices so that users may switch between personal and corporate use.
ViaSat Secured devices are pre-programmed with Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY Multivisor, a foundational firmware layer of data protection and isolation below the mobile operating system, which enables either a secure single or dual persona solution that cannot be achieved with container-based offerings. ViaSat Secured devices are managed with ViaSat network management, which includes firmware-over-the-air update (FOTA) and enterprise policy management services, as well as an open application programming interface (API) for integrating with popular enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM) products.
Whether devices are corporate or personal liable, the use of the secure dual persona and enterprise management technology is designed to give consumers complete confidence in the privacy of their photos, contacts, e-mail, and other information while enterprise and government IT administrators manage the device's business persona with assurance in the security of enterprise data both within the device and across the corporate network.
This solution represents a broad collaboration, not only between ViaSat and Green Hills Software, but also across multiple worldwide mobile network operators and major mobile device OEMs.
"ViaSat and Green Hills Software both have a long tradition of bringing dependable, secure, and powerful electronic products to society. INTEGRITY Multivisor architecture provides the foundational security technology that addresses the challenge of the consumerization of IT, enabling consumers to pick devices they love for both personal and business use without compromising functionality and privacy," commented Jon Korecki, executive director of Secure Network Systems at ViaSat.
"Users have been clamoring for the freedom to use their mobile devices in the workplace, but the wide variety of application-level mechanisms for sandboxing personal and corporate data that have flooded the market over the past few years can not provide a meaningful level of security," said Gordon Jones, VP for Secure Virtualization, Green Hills Software. "ViaSat Secured isolates at the mobile device hardware level, below the mobile OS, rendering even root mobile OS exploits completely harmless with respect to enterprise information and network access."