Mobile securityFree mobile security to U.S. government agencies

Published 9 May 2012

A company offers its mobile security solutions, free of charge, to U.S. defense agencies; the offer is part of the NSA/CSS Co-operative Research and Development Agreement

Fixmo yesterday announced that it will offer its Fixmo SafeZone Secure Browser and Fixmo SafeGuard Software Development Kit (SDK) at no charge to U.S. government and defense agencies.

The company says that through a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the NSA/CSS, as represented by the Information Assurance Directorate, it is engaged in various projects centered on mitigating mobile risk. Through the NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP), company has been involved in the transition of mobile risk management solutions from government off-the-shelf (GOTS) products to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

Fixmo is proud to expand its offering of no-charge mobile security and risk management products for government agencies as part of our Co-operative Research and Development Agreement with the NSA/CSS,” said Rick Segal, CEO of Fixmo. “The Fixmo SafeZone Secure Browser and SafeGuard SDK provide powerful new tools to enable secure, managed and controlled access to behind-the-firewall applications from the latest iPhones, iPads and Android-based devices, at no additional cost.”

The company says that Fixmo SafeGuard SDK enables government agencies to add defense-grade security, policy management, and IT controls to their custom applications for iOS and Android. With Fixmo SafeGuard, developers can easily enhance their mobile applications with the same FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit encryption, advanced access controls and IT policies that are inherent in the Fixmo SafeZone secure workspace solution. The company says that once an application is updated and re-packaged using the Fixmo SafeGuard SDK, organizations can deploy it into the Fixmo SafeZone secure workspace and manage application policies using the Fixmo SafeZone or Fixmo Sentinel management console.