Five Reasons Android Pixel is a Secure Favorite for Enterprise
The digital workspace has transformed where people work, the tools they use, and their expectations of how they want to work. Instead of desktops, or even laptops, employees prefer using mobile devices and apps to get their jobs done. However, when it comes to balancing usability with security for corporate-owned devices, enterprise IT teams find it hard to make everyone happy.
Android Pixel may be the answer. With an intuitive interface and user-friendly apps, Pixel is a favorite for many mobile device users. But did you know that Pixel also has a wealth of security features, certifications, and is Android Enterprise Recommended?
Whether you’re most concerned with protecting your intellectual property and trade secrets, safeguarding customer and employee information, meeting your industry’s strict compliance regulations, or all of the above, Pixel has a reputation for providing outstanding protection. Paired with a robust endpoint management solution, Pixel is a secure favorite for your enterprise.
1. Android Enterprise Recommended
In a recent IDC survey, 74% of U.S. decision-makers believe Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) devices are more secure and enterprise-grade than their competition. To be AER, devices must meet strict enterprise-grade requirements for hardware and software—especially when it comes to security. As an AER device, Pixel is compatible with all the leading EMM solutions to make mobility management even easier.
2. Government-Grade Security Certifications
Pixel has the highest standard security certifications—certifications required for devices sold to government agencies—so you can rest assured your business is protected.
Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) Certification – Given by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to security software designers for their cryptographic algorithms—used to implement security protocols in devices—to ensure accuracy and interoperability.
National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Certification – Awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA), NIAP is a strict international standard recognized by 30 countries that oversee evaluations of commercial IT products for use in National Security Systems.
Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) for Data-at-Rest (FIPS 140-2) – An internationally recognized validation of cryptographic modules—a combination of hardware, firmware or software, such as encryption, digital signatures, and authentication techniques—required for the sale of data protection devices into the U.S. federal market.
3. Titan M Security
Custom-built for Pixel 3 and on, the enterprise-grade Titan M security chip safeguards the most sensitive on-device data and operating systems and is tailor-made for mobility, providing impressive features that don’t interfere with the user experience.
- Verified Boot – Automatically validates and loads updates when the phone is turned on and prevents bad actors from moving it back to an older, potentially vulnerable, version of Android.
- Lock-Screen Protection – Significantly limits the amount of logon password guessing attempts, making it harder for bad actors to unlock the device. Pixel 4 takes that a step further with face lock.
- Third-Party App Transaction Security – Generates and stores private keys in Titan M for secure third-party transactions using apps that require user confirmation.
- Insider Attack Resistance – Firmware is only updated if you enter your passcode, meaning no one can bypass your lock screen to load malicious firmware.
4. Data Containerization
Organizations have realized an uptick in efficiency and employee satisfaction with corporate-owned, personally enabled devices. But this co-mingling, when not done incorrectly, has shown to be detrimental to business.
Android work profiles enable your IT department to securely manage both environments—work and personal—keeping your business’s data secure and your employee’s personal information private. There’s no sharing of data between the two. And switching from work to personal is as quick as a swipe.
5. Stratix End-to-End Services
Stratix takes Pixel for enterprise to the next level with complete mobile managed services to manage your mobility strategy at a predictable price. We were one of the first Android Enterprise Recommended providers recognized by Google to support these devices, and we also support all Pixel-compatible endpoint management platforms, making it even easier to get everything you need in one place with one trusted provider.
Stratix can provide you with system administration services to reduce the demand on your IT resources, expand your support capabilities, and lower mobility costs. Plus, we offer unmatched licensing discounts so you can realize ROI right away.
Pixel and Stratix: the highest security standards, simplified usability, and comprehensive mobility management so you can focus on growing your business, not managing your devices.