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Becrypt & Fujitsu launch ultra-secure tablet for public sector
Fujitsu has joined forces with data protection expert Becrypt to offer the first comprehensively secure tablet PC for UK government deployment
The combined solution offered by Fujitsu and Becrypt ensures sensitive data is fully protected in the event of loss or theft, with prevention of unauthorised access ensured by strong user authentication. This robust software encryption layer compliments the hardware security features integrated into the STYLISTIC Q550, including a smartcard reader, fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module. Running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Becrypt-configured STYLISTIC Q550 devices also provide IT departments with a known and trusted operating system that can be securely managed centrally.
Fujitsu believes its partnership with Becrypt offers government teams a viable tablet that delivers all the productivity and efficiency gains demanded of the innovative form factor, with class-leading security protection delivered as an integral part of the solution.
Michael Keegan, UK Executive Director of Fujitsu’s Technology Product Group, said: “We recognise the dilemma faced by the public sector who are attracted to the benefits promised by tablets, including a more mobile and flexible workforce, but who are equally concerned about inadequate data security offered by the majority of tablets. Our partnership with Becrypt makes the STYLISTIC Q550 the obvious choice for both public and private sector organisations that have a responsibility for ensuring data security is not breached, while safeguarding UK citizens and valued customers.”
The use of tablets is very much a hot topic in UK government that continues to generate interest. Mark O'Neill, head of innovation and delivery at the Government Digital Service, is examining whether sharing information via tablet devices might prove to deliver cost savings compared to traditional paper-based printing. O'Neill’s findings will be reported to the Cabinet Office to determine what technology – including tablets, smartphones and PCs – the government should issue to public sector workers in future.
Bernard Parsons, CEO of Becrypt commented, “At Becrypt we are committed to providing flexible, yet highly secure ways to protect data, enabling people to remain highly productive even when working with sensitive or classified data. Our long track record of working with the government and CESG to provide encryption solutions for use with all levels of data up to Top Secret, means that we are ideally placed to provide these solutions for new form factors, such as Fujitsu’s STYLISTIC Q550.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: http://uk.fujitsu.com
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Fujitsu UK and Ireland
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative Information Assurance solutions and services, providing secure, feature-rich, out-of-the-box products that are government-certified and suitable for all industry sectors.
Becrypt is a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police.
Becrypt plays a leading role in the Information Assurance industry through membership and participation in various bodies including CIPCOG, DIPCOG and the Crypto Developers Forum.
Through technology and OEM partnerships Becrypt enables third-party solutions with encryption and other data security capabilities.
Becrypt has offices in London, UK, Washington, USA, and Sydney, Australia serving clients worldwide.
For more information please visit: www.becrypt.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7809 391 037
Tel: +44 (0)1491 639500