Mobile devices can make government more efficient, but also create big challenges. Mobile government solutions must address the challenges, whether they use a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) approach or application-specific mobile devices. The solution must:
Huawei’s Mobile Government Solution addresses these challenges and more, with capabilities including centralized application management, end-to-end data security, and full-lifecycle device management.
A BYOD solution tailored for government
With Huawei’s unified mobile government application platform — a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) tailored for government use — government applications are launched through cloud-based application stores. These stores list applications by role and device depending on pre-configured policies. The MEAP enables cross-platform government application development and distribution over mobile devices that run iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows operating systems.
Huawei’s AnyOffice convergent client brings government applications together in the plug-and-play mobile workstation environment. The unified mobile workstation isolates office applications from the user’s personal applications and supports Single Sign-On (SSO) to a variety of government applications. These functions enable government workers to flexibly switch between applications.
All-round security protection from link to mobile device
The Huawei Mobile Office Solution offers protection for mobile devices, networks, applications, data, and Operation and Maintenance (O&M).
When using Huawei’s application-specific mobile devices, the solution provides extra security layers. The devices include Huawei-developed chips that enable hardware-level security protection. A Huawei smart phone or tablet can use root-access privileges, with a preset strategy for testing system security, to determine whether the device can safely install eGovernment applications.
Pre-configured Certification Authority (CA) certificates in these devices bind the certificate, terminal, user identity, and mobile number together. When the user logs into the AnyOffice client and the device connects to the government network, the CA certificate and network’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) gateway authenticate each other. Only after the authentication succeeds can the device access AnyOffice functionality.
AnyOffice’s security sandbox environment executes applications in a way that isolates government data from users’ personal data. Users cannot invoke government work data through their personal applications. When users log out of government applications, downloaded data is automatically and completely erased from user terminals to prevent sensitive data leaks.
Transmission link protection is also crucial for the secure use of mobile government applications. Relying on Huawei’s expertise in access security, transmission security, and data encryption, the company has developed Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (L3 VPN) technology to encrypt data transmission between devices and gateways and L4 VPN technology to encrypt data transmission between applications. Huawei also uses the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (3DEA), Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA), and Advanced Encryption Standard-256 (AES-256) to prevent malware from intercepting or falsifying data over wireless networks or the Internet.
Integrated mobile device management simplifies use
Huawei’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform provides a wide range of capabilities, including asset management, device management, data management, security control, and background management. With these functions, the MDM platform performs full-lifecycle management, including device registration, deployment, operation, maintenance, and logout over mobile devices. MDM thus enables management of mobile government resources in a centralized manner.
With the cloud-based application platform, mobile AnyOffice client, comprehensive security, and centralized management, the Huawei Mobile Government Solution enables government agencies to take advantage of today’s most-efficient technologies.