FIPS 201 News
Psion accredited by Apriva
Psion announced that its Workabout Pro 3 and Workabout Pro-g have earned Apriva’s compatibility certification. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1, the Workabout Pro 3 and Workabout Pro-g have completed Apriva’s integration and testing with its secure mobile communications products deployed to government and public agencies around the world.
Apriva integrated and tested the Workabout Pro with its Apriva CSPware and Apriva Guard middleware to ensure compatibility with all government-issued FIPS 201 certified smart cards or Common Access Cards. The Workabout Pro has also been validated to comply with the government’s security technical implementation guide standards for how devices are protected. This requires that data be encrypted and the device locked down when not in use, making it nearly impossible to compromise.
The U.S. government data uses Apriva’s technology to secure mobile communications for classified and unclassified email. The company’s BT200 smart card reader and PKI authentication software are used on handheld terminals deployed by government agencies to inventory sensitive assets from commissary items to advanced weapons.
Psion’s handheld computers have been used by the U.S. government for applications such as homeland security at the nation’s borders, ports and airports, as well as military applications.