Android tablet developed for use by MoD

Becrypt and Getac have developed the first secure rugged Android tablet for the Ministry of Defence and other UK government organisations.

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Becrypt and Getac have developed the first secure rugged Android tablet for the Ministry of Defence and other UK government organisations.

The platform is based on Android 4.1 running on rugged Getac tablets with enhanced security features. The new device will premiere at the DSEI defence and security exhibition in London next month.

Becrypt is collaborating with Getac to provide security platforms for both Android and Windows 8 tablets, with Becrypt already having a UK government CESG-accredited secure system for Windows 8 tablets.

The Becrypt/Getac offering includes device encryption, system hardening, peripheral control and centralised management. This significantly improves the ability to control devices, enforce security policies and provide audit trails and reporting, while helping to reduce support and maintenance overheads.

Peter Molyneux, president of Getac UK said: "Our Android rugged tablets coupled with Becrypt's security capabilities offer a powerful solution to the market."

Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt, added: "Tablet adoption is growing in security-conscious markets. Our strategy focuses on remote deployment and centralised management of devices to deliver the same high performance and reliability that customers have come to expect on their laptops, with the added bonus of increased security and portability.

The new Becrypt/Getac tablet will also be on show at the National Conference of the Police Superintendents' Association being held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth on 10-11 September.