EMM and MAD Platforms Meet Federal SecurityOctober 24, 2014
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) has validated Globo’s cryptographic modules as per Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Security Standard for Cryptographic Modules.
FIPS 140-2 validated encryption has been added to the entire Globo solution suite, which consists of GO!Enterprise enterprise mobility management (EMM) and GO!AppZone mobile application development platform (MADP) offerings.
FIPS validation represents an important milestone for Globo’s strategy for expansion in United States as it can compete more effectively for customers in highly-regulated markets such as government, finance and healthcare, which demand the highest level of validated encryption.
Validation Across the Solution
Within the company’s EMM and MADP ecosystem this certification applies equally to functions such as email, messaging, file access or browsing, connection to backend systems or databases and to mobile app development and management.
“As the issue of mobility and security expands to include devices, apps and data, the corporate IT perimeter is continuously changing and expanding,” said Richard Absalom, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Mobility and Productivity Software at Ovum. “Our recent employee survey found that 53% of employees in mid-market organizations have access to apps other than email from a corporate app store. This percentage is going to increase and for regulated markets the FIPS encryption must be available for apps in addition to data.”
The company collaborated with SafeLogic in its FIPS 140-2 encryption initiative. The Globo FIPS 140-2 validated encryption modules will be available for use with platforms such as Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows Phone 7 and 8, and Windows Server 2013. The offering will be commercially available by the end of Q4 2014.