Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to receive Pentagon approval this coming week
posted by Alan F. / May 11, 2013, 9:59 AM
The only Android model to be cleared by the Pentagon, the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Samsung's security suite KNOX, which puts apps like a browser, calendar, contacts list and video player in a "leak-proof" containment system. Eventually, other Samsung models are expected to receive the same designation for DoD use. Both BlackBerry 10 models, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 handset and the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10, have received Pentagon approval along with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Even with the approval by the Pentagon, all three mobile platforms, will still need to have a mobile device management system created to make each one secure. The contract to build the system for iOS isn't expected to be awarded until early this summer. Once that is built, Apple can then be considered for orders from the five-sided building, which has 600,000 mobile devices in the field. Some, or perhaps all of these handsets, need to be upgraded. In addition, being considered secure for the Pentagon could lead to orders from companies in other businesses that demand secure mobile communications.
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Good bye BB :) Hello iPhone & Galaxy
posted on May 11, 2013, 10:00 AM 10
With the iphone you get the best.
posted on May 11, 2013, 12:13 PM 4
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Giving consumers everything that would elevate the smart and secure sense of having a SmartPhone>> the real deals.. Kudos to Samsung, Apple and Blackberry However Apple and BB are still lacking some SMARTphone moves
posted on May 11, 2013, 10:08 AM 2
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Thank god.. Most of the DoD personnel are stuck using vitinage BlackBerry 9700's and just now are branching out to the 9900/9930s. I'm curious when DISA will allow iOS and Android based devices to interface with their Exchange servers.
posted on May 11, 2013, 10:23 AM 1
At least the pentagon using the galaxy phone/tablet
posted on May 11, 2013, 12:11 PM 0
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Because you can't do anything with IOS.
posted on May 11, 2013, 12:43 PM 3
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I think it's likely it will do less, both iOS and Android. Think about it, they're going to lock down functionality in the name of security. You're not going to be able to install whatever apps you want.
posted on May 12, 2013, 4:22 PM 0
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The pentagon shouldn't go with either android, iOS... They should instead create their own. They're the pentagon for crying out loud, or give me my tax dollars back.
posted on May 11, 2013, 2:31 PM 3
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I think they should have just bought out Sprint's old PTT network. I mean, it is the Pentagon, I'm sure they have bunkers and other fortified/defensible structures, and would need to be able to communicate in the event of an emergency. Cellphones phones become pretty limited little paperweights when they don't have network access. At least radios still work within range of each other even if they're cut off from the rest of the world. "Mr. Chairman, it's the President. Why didn't you answer your phone during the recent emergency in the downtown area?!" "Well sir, I had zero bars."
posted on May 11, 2013, 3:56 PM 3
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