FIPS Certification for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and GALAXY S II

FIPS Certification for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and GALAXY S II
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and GALAXY S II have been FIPS certified. Samsung has announced that three devices in its GALAXY family of smartphones and tablets have been granted the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) certification. Now government agencies and regulated industries, such as financial and health-care institutions, can utilize the global version of the GALAXY S II smartphone, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi edition and 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Verizon Wireless to meet their mobile enterprise needs.

For those of you who are new to the FIPS, it is a federally issued, U.S. information security standard certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to devices which meet strict security and interoperability standards. FIPS helps ensure private and public sector organizations which collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information can make informed purchasing decisions when choosing devices to use in their workplace.

As you may well be aware already, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb powered Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tab is one of the thinnest mobile tablets currently available in the world, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters and featuring a brilliant 10.1-inch touchscreen display. The Samsung GALAXY S II features a cutting-edge design, a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display, and intuitive user experiences that meet both personal and work life needs. To date, the Samsung GALAXY S II has sold more than 10 million units globally, and is one of the top-rated smartphones on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and GALAXY S II smartphone also integrate a range of enterprise solutions that expand the business capabilities of the devices. Samsung Mobile recently unveiled its own SAFE (Samsung Approved for Enterprise) certification for Samsung devices configured specifically for enterprise use which meet rigorous security criteria. This includes providing support for Microsoft Exchange device management policies, mobile device management, on device encryption and Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity. The devices also feature productivity enhancement capabilities such as the ability to create and respond to meeting requests, view, edit, and create Microsoft-compatible documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, global address lookup, and more.

Samsung Mobile's Vice President and General Manager of B2B Sales Tim Wagner said: "Earlier this year, Samsung took a huge step forward in setting a high security standard for smartphones and tablets by launching SAFE. The FIPS certification takes Samsung’s B2B-readiness to an even higher level and ensures our devices are now equipped for use in U.S. government agencies and other regulated industries. Devices like the GALAXY S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 deliver not only stringent security standards that organizations need, but also provide a premium user experience employees desire."

Commenting on the news, Samsung Electronics's Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solution Team Cho BumCoo said: "Samsung proactively sought FIPS certification to show our current and potential government and business customers that we take their security and interoperability needs seriously. This certification is a testament to the high level of enterprise business-readiness of our premium smartphones and tablets."
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