Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung Galaxy devices get gets FIPS, SAFE approval in US

updated 06:00 pm EST, Wed January 11, 2012

Certifies secure handling of sensitive data

Samsung has announced that its Galaxy S II smartphone, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi edition and Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE have received Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) certification from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The certification means that government agencies and regulated industries, such as financial and health care institutions, can use the global version of the devices to handle certain types of secure data. Samsung has also given the devices its own proprietary SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) enterprise security certification.

FIPS is a federal security and interoperability standard. Compliance reassures certified companies that they can collect, transfer, share and release sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information securely. Samsung's certification applies specifically to transmissions over Verizon's wireless network.

Samsung's SAFE certification assures users that the devices have been configured specifically to meet the company's own security criteria for enterprise use. This includes providing support for Microsoft Exchange device management policies, mobile device management, on-device encryption, and VPN access.

Android has typically had little traction in the enterprise, in part as it was focused more on everyday users rather than corporate buyers. Motorola has usually been one of the few to push the enterprise through custom apps, but it hasn't seen much take-up in practice.



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

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 ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News