Military-grade encryption for Android devices

AuthenTec introduced a new security offering that provides military-grade encryption to data stored on Android smartphones and tablets.

MatrixDAR helps bring Android devices into compliance with BYOD policies in the workplace by protecting increasing amounts of valuable business, financial and personal information stored on the largest and fastest growing segment of mobile devices.

MatrixDAR gives Android smartphone and tablet makers the ability to integrate full disk encryption into both the device and its removable storage media, thereby meeting the strict security requirements of today’s wireless carriers, governments and corporate IT professionals.

It incorporates AuthenTec’s SafeZone/FIPS 140 certified software and further expands the Company’s broad offering of security solutions for data-in-transit over SSL and IPSec connections as well as data-at-rest stored on a mobile device.

“Our new MatrixDAR offering gives smartphone and tablet OEMs the ability to easily integrate military-grade FIPS 140-certified encryption into their Android platforms to help meet the strict security policies that address the growth of BYOD,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions.

MatrixDAR enables a consistent approach to mobile device security that is an extension of existing security policies and practices. Strong data encryption offered by MatrixDAR prevents unauthorized access and renders the smartphone or tablet useless if lost or stolen, reducing potential for personal losses and corporate data breaches.

Android smartphones and tablets equipped with MatrixDAR meet FIPS 140 security requirements the moment they are unboxed, eliminating the need for IT administrators to install separate data encryption software. AuthenTec offers complete mobile and network security solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and rich content providers, including fingerprint sensor hardware, identity management software and embedded security.

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