CeBIT 2015: BlackBerry firm unveils high-security tablet
Tablet is designed for national and international public sector markets and enterprises
Secusmart, a BlackBerry company has unveiled a high-security tablet in collaboration with Samsung and IBM.
The SecuTABLET, which is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 was announced this week at the CeBIT trade fair in Germany.
"Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions," said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH.
"National and international government customers have entrusted their voice and data communications with the Secusmart Security Card for years. This same technology is what secures the new SecuTABLET. Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry's most secure and complete communications network in the world."
The secure tablet is designed for national and international public sector markets and enterprises and allows data that is subject to special security requirements to be used on the move. Personal applications or those that are not additionally secured, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp, can also be used.
According to the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on Mobility Impact, 63% of public sector respondents would appreciate mobile access to their specialised applications like budget and controlling. These data are subject to special security requirements and access via conventional mobile devices is ruled out.
"The SecuTABLET closes a supply gap and opens up for government and administrations an opportunity to derive greater benefit from digitisation and the mobile Internet, with system integration as a fundamental success factor," said Stefan Hefter, senior management consultant with IBM. "We have contributed our longstanding expertise as a system integrator for mobile solutions. The technology used to make mobile apps secure by means of so-called wrapping has already proven its worth in the United States."
IBM has provided the secure app wrapping technology for the SecuTABLET, and assists in implementing the high security solutions by Secusmart within the infrastructures of the various clients inside the governmental sector.