The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has certified Good Technology’s secure Android OS-based platform (Secure Android), which enables the Global Information Grid to use Good’s Good for Government mobile device management and data loss prevention capabilities.
With the Secure Android platform, U.S. Department of Defense employees can securely sign, encrypt and decrypt e-mail, apply a secure partition on the device for business apps and access an Intranet.
This is the first DISA-certified Android OS product that meets Security Technical Implementation Guide standards established by DoD Directive 8100.2, which requires use of secure, multipurpose Internet mail extension in conjunction with a DoD common access card and interoperability with the DoD’s PKI.
The DISA’s approval is for the Android OS on Dell Streak 5 devices. Good worked with Dell to harness the Android’s security framework on Streak 5 devices. With the Good for Government mobility products, Secure Android OS can pass and manage data from the DoD’s Microsoft Exchange servers wirelessly via Good’s e-mail application to the Android device using FIPS 140-2 cryptographic modules with AES encryption.
Secure Android is now available for pilot programs on Dell Streak 5 devices available through Dell and select government resellers, including Four Points and Steel Cloud. Good also has launched a Secure Android Partner Program to work with device makers to create STIG compliant products.