Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Streak becomes first US defense-certified Android device

updated 11:15 pm EDT, Mon October 31, 2011

Device meets DISA criteria

Dell's Streak 5 tablet has reportedly become the first Android device to receive official certification for the US Department of Defense. Although the device is no longer sold to the general public, Dell has reworked the tablet software to improve security. The adaptations have enabled the device to meet Defense Information Systems Agency criteria for use with secure but unclassified communications.

The company worked directly with the DISA to implement the security enhancements necessary for DoD communication. The Streak 5 now enables users to remotely wipe data, lock the device after a number of invalid passwords, and remotely control security levels.

Dell suggests the Streak 5's DISA certification opens the door for the company's upcoming Android devices to be utilized by government agencies. Details surrounding the future devices have yet to be revealed, however. [via Defense Systems]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tablo DVR

With over-the-top content options growing past Hulu and Netflix, consumers may be finding it harder to justify paying a monthly fee fo ...

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News