Purpose-built devices are one of the best answers to ensure data security and controlled user experiences. The rising needs of IoT initiatives and M2M demand businesses to put greater emphasis on data security and control of user experience on mobile devices. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions usually lack the required protection and oversight. JACS Solutions provides device firmware customization to transform our commercial grade Android and Windows devices into purpose-built, highly secured dedicated business tools that are easy to deploy and easy to maintain.

CUSTOM BUILD ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM

JACS Solutions’ customers have the option to have a customized Android OS created just for their business. The result? A highest level of device security, and a fast configuration-free deployment process.

Alternatively, customers can utilize their existing third-party MDM and configure their apps in the user partition. This approach is appropriate for businesses who don’t desire the utmost level of device security, and who wish to continue using their existing process of working through a third-party MDM.

With a custom build device firmware:

  • Apps can be installed to the system partition so they cannot be removed or modified
  • Bloatware and unwanted consumer applications are removed from the OS build, minimizing vulnerabilities
  • SystemUl.apk and AD-Verity Security in Android can be modified to provide higher level of security
  • Custom flash storage partitioning is performed to enhance device performance
  • A custom launcher can be integrated to lock the device into a “kiosk mode” to prevent access to unauthorized applications
  • Boot screen image, customer logo and customized wallpaper can be displayed during device boot up to increase brand awareness
  • The custom build firmware is loaded on each device before shipping

WHY CUSTOM BUILD FIRMWARE?

Highly Secure

With traditional MDM software, it is still possible to exploit the underlying vulnerabilities in the operating system. A custom build firmware excludes all the functionalities and apps not required for the end solution from the beginning. As a result, there is typically no need to apply security patches to the operating system or address threats after the fact.

Easy to Deploy

Configuring each device is time and resource consuming. By customizing the firmware at the OS level, it eliminates the need to set each device manually. Every device is ready to be deployed out of the box, saving cost and time on field deployment.

Controlled User Experience

When the device firmware is built from the ground up with its single purpose in mind, it provides a more straightforward and more controlled user experience. Users are unlikely to “accidentally” download unwanted apps or trigger unwarranted data usage. Controlled user experience also dramatically reduces the number of support calls as a result.

 

Tamper proof purpose-built devices with customized software