Lollipop Security Features
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Lollipop Security Features

Compared with legacy Android versions, Lollipop offers a wide range of brand new security features as well as monthly security updates. For good reasons, Android 5.1.1 is by far the most widely accepted mobile operating system among enterprises today.

Andreas Parr Bjørnsund
May 27, 2016

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 is not just an “normal” update compared with legacy Android versions, but a complete makeover. The most important is improved encryption, improved enterprise network support, Security Enhanced Linux and Device Protection. Additionally, Android 5.1.1 allows BARTEC PIXAVI to easily and quickly implement the latest security patches on a monthly basis. And, if a device is lost or stolen, the device protection feature allows you to securely delete all data on a stolen or missing device, this feature is especially important for many enterprise users.

Lollipop offers brand new security features such as

  • Android for work
  • Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
  • Automatic encryption
  • Smart Lock
  • Device Protection
  • Multi User and Guest Mode
  • Improved support for enterprise level Wi-Fi networks
  • Monthly security updates
  • The majority of Samsung Knox technology is implemented in Android 5.1.1

Features

Linux

Although it has been introduced in previous Android versions, the first true implementation of SELinux comes with Android 5.1.1. According to Google “With SELinux, Android can better protect and confine system services, control access to application data and system logs, reduce the effects of malicious software, and protect users from potential flaws in code on mobile devices” SELinux means that all apps are monitored and denied access to resources it has not been explicitly allowed to use. This will avoid any app to misbehave, and thereby improve security.

We have seen Stagefright and other security issues with previous versions. BARTEC PIXAVI was among the very first suppliers to close this security issue back in August 2015. Stagefright proves the need for having control over the software on mobile devices deployed in enterprise networks and for use among enterprise users for business critical tasks. For a complete list of security updates which BARTEC PIXAVI is the first to ship to hazardous areas, the complete list can be found here. The updates are verified to ensure that security updates will not compromise usability or compatibility of existing applications. If you have a BARTEC PIXAVI mobile device. Update your device to Lollipop today!

Updates

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