RIM ha annunciato che il BlackBerry PlayBook è diventato il primo tablet certificato per la distribuzione all'interno delle agenzie governative federali degli Stati Uniti. Nessun tablet presente sul mercato ha guadagnato prima d'ora la convalida FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certificata dal National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Il PlayBook ha ricevuto anche altri due riconoscimenti: il Best of Show al FOSE per la sua sicurezza aziendale e le caratteristiche BlackBerry, e anche il Best of FOSE nella categoria dispositivi portatili. FOSE è il piu' grande evento di informazione tecnologica governativa degli Stati Uniti. Nel resto dell'articolo il comunicato stampa completo.
July 21, 2011
BlackBerry PlayBook Becomes First Tablet Certified for U.S. Government
BlackBerry PlayBook Wins 'Best in Show' Award at FOSE 2011
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) announced today that it has received FIPS 140-2 certification for the new BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM) tablet, making the BlackBerry PlayBook the first tablet certified for deployment within U.S. federal government agencies. No other tablet on the market has gained FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is required under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
"RIM is pleased to announce that the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet approved under FIPS for use within the U.S. federal government," said Scott Totzke, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Security at Research In Motion. "This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the needs of security-conscious organizations and enables the U.S. federal government to buy with confidence knowing that the PlayBook meets their computing policy requirements for protecting sensitive information."
BlackBerry PlayBook is a powerful, ultra-portable tablet that fits comfortably in one hand. It has a stunning 7-inch high resolution display, offers true multi-tasking capabilities and a high-fidelity web experience. It also allows for secure pairing with BlackBerry(R) smartphones via the BlackBerry(R) Bridge(TM) app, which enables users to access their BlackBerry smartphone's email, calendar, address book, memo pad, task list, BBM (BlackBerry(R) Messenger) and browsing functionality using the larger display on the tablet.
The FIPS-certified BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is being showcased this week in Washington DC at FOSE - the largest Federal government information technology conference in the U.S. - where BlackBerry PlayBook has just been awarded Best in Show, and also Best of FOSE in the Handheld Devices category.