General Dynamics uses virtualization to make smartphones more secure, scores deal with Samsung

General Dynamics uses virtualization to make smartphones more secure, scores deal with Samsung

General Dynamics is demoing its GD Protected dual-persona secure smartphone at Mobile World Congress. This especially protected device is made to deliver both secure communication and access to commercial smartphone services using the same handset.

Relying on virtualization technologies, General Dynamics can allow users to run two completely different mobile platforms on a single handset, one of which is envisioned for personal and the other one for business use, with the ability to easily switch between the two. The easy switching, however, doesn’t mean the important data is vulnerable; quite the contrary – there are two layers of encryption to separate the virtual machines’ processing of data in transit and data at rest.

And GD already got the first client; and it’s a big one – Samsung, which will incorporate the “GD Protected” technology into Samsung GALAXY devices running the (also newly announced) Samsung KNOX. The GD Protected technology will be available at an extra cost for companies and government agencies requiring an extra layer of security…

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