The once alien concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) arrangements in workplaces is quickly gaining traction, and device manufacturers are scrambling to be the first or the best provider of a secure platform. Now joining this race is LG who just announced its LG Gate enterprise security platform.
LG is not the first to the scene. Fellow Korean and chief rival Samsung just recently announced the commercial availability of its KNOX security platform which it had first unveiled early this year. Because of its head start, Samsung was able to bag a coveted approval from the US Department of Defense allowing its Galaxy S 4 flagship to be used in government and military offices. Samsung will no doubt use this seal of approval to market the reliability of its security solution.
Of course, LG will not take things sitting down. Exact details on the LG Gate security platform are quite few as of the moment, but it will allow users to encrypt data stored on their phones as well as use Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to access office networks and data. Curiously, LG has chosen a strange name for its framework, a word, or suffix to be exact, that has recently been associated with scandals and controversies.
There is no information yet regarding the pricing and availability of the LG Gate. However, the announcement mentions that it will be supplied to four US carriers starting October. Of course, it will be installed on LG’s flagship, the LG G2, which you can read about in our extensive review here.