ViaSat and Green Hills Software team to deliver secure Android Smartphone
Green Hills Software has teamed with ViaSat Inc. to deliver military-grade security for Android smartphones and tablets. The INTEGRITY 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. 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. INTEGRITY Multivisor architecture provides the foundational security technology that addresses the challenge of the consumerization of IT.
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.
ViaSat Secured isolates at the mobile device hardware level, below the mobile OS, rendering even root mobile OS exploits harmless with respect to enterprise information and network access.