Pantech selects Mocana to secure Android handsets and tablets

Telecom Lead America: Pantech has selected Mocana to secure Pantech’s Android handsets and tablets.

Pantech is using Mocana’s VeloDAR solution to integrate FIPS 140-2 certified encryption capabilities into their new Android handsets.

Mocana VeloDAR protects data-at-rest (DAR) on the internal memory of the Pantech device, as well as any data stored on SD cards used with the device.

“Customers are becoming more demanding when it comes to security, and carriers are setting high security bars, too,” said Pantech COO Joon Woo Lee. “Mocana’s solutions make it much easier for us to comply with security requirements from different carriers in our United States and European Union markets.”

According to research, consumer and enterprise end-users want the new security features.

Mocana’s VeloDAR, a data-at-rest encryption solution, leverages Mocana’s government-certified FIPS 140-2 Level 1 cryptographic module, NanoCrypto. VeloDAR is designed for Android device manufacturers, enabling encryption capabilities well beyond what is natively available in the Android OS.

Device manufacturers’ device will meet the stringent security needs of carriers, consumers, enterprises, and government agencies because of VeloDAR’s FIPS 140-2 certification, plus the advanced AES-CBC and AES-XTS crypto engines.

Pantech will include the Mocana VeloDAR encryption in upcoming upgrades for several of its most popular handset and tablet models, including the Pantech Flex. The Flex offers a unique dual experience system that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The standard Android format is available for the customer who wants instant access to a wide range of their favorite features – social media sites, email, video and more.

“Android users need to be especially careful these days,” said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP, Mocana’s vice president of market development. “One of the most important things a consumer or enterprise user can do to protect themselves is to enable data-at-rest encryption on their device. Pantech has tightly integrated Mocana VeloDAR to create handsets that defend their own data and help look out for their users in even the most sensitive use cases.”

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