LG Gate to tackle enterprise smartphone security with encryption, VPNs and more

Samsung chose to name part of its enterprise smartphone security suite after an Army post, but LG's going for something entirely more generic: Gate. The company's solution appears to work much like JK Shin and Co.'s, safeguarding both private and business data as they coexist on a phone, allowing outfits to use a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) setup. By wielding Gate, users can encrypt their hardware's data, use a VPN and make the lives of IT departments easier thanks to mobile device management features. It's not clear if the software will be offered gratis, but it sounds like it'll be available just in time for the G2's trip stateside.

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LG Introduces Secure, Enterprise-Ready Mobile Platform For Business Sector

Launching on Popular New LG G2 Smartphone, Comprehensive BYOD Solution Boasts Enhanced Features, Superior Security

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced the release of "LG GATE," an enterprise-grade technologies package that simplifies access to and enhances the security of mobile enterprise solutions.

With LG GATE, on-the-go employees can conveniently utilize work resources from any location, while companies can better manage IT security and privacy. Designed to meet the demands of the fast-growing "bring your own device (BYOD) to the workplace" market, this innovative platform will launch first in the United States on the LG G2.

The ultimate BYOD solution, LG GATE leverages the power of the LG G2 to provide a seamless Private & Business Virtualization experience. Users can simultaneously run two operating systems on a single smartphone, enabling them to keep personal and business information completely separate.

In addition to Private & Business Virtualization, LG GATE supports a range of top-notch software and features including Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM). LG has collaborated with major VPN and MDM providers to ensure an optimal mobile environment for business users, anywhere, anytime.

LG GATE also incorporates powerful encryption technology, meaning companies can feel confident that their digitally stored and transmitted resources are protected by the highest level of security.

"With the increasing popularity of BYOD, employees and IT managers alike are demanding improved work solutions for mobile devices," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "LG GATE satisfies the need for both company security and individual privacy, while delivering exceptional business and personal user experiences."

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