MONS, Belgium and ORLANDO, Fla. – (PR Newswire) – November 24, 2014 —Dell Inc., ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), and API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) through its subsidiary SST, today announced the launch of the Secure Venue Tablet, a new mobile computing solution for NATO and its member states. The specialised tablet combines the portability of a tablet and the power of a laptop, along with the ability to secure data up to Top Secret (United Kingdom and Canada) and Secret (NATO) accredited levels. Orders are being taken now with first shipments expected in January 2015.
The new secure tablet offers superior portability and functionality with industry-leading security features. With the high performing Dell Venue™ 11 Pro Tablet as its foundation, it features an Intel Core i5 Processor (4th generation), and supports the Windows® 8.1 Pro operating system. The tablet is supported by Dell’s global ProSupport, which offers direct access to OEM technical support engineers. The Secure Tablet solution for Top Secret data encryption was developed as part of a multi-company collaboration between Dell, SST, and ViaSat, and in conjunction with technology partners Microsoft and Intel.
Built-in security features include an integrated, industry-leading ViaSat Eclypt® drive, accredited to hold Top Secret data by both the CESG, the information security arm of Britain’s GCHQ, as well as the Government of Canada. The Eclypt drive is also accredited to secure NATO Secret information and below. Dual-factor authentication is supported through soft keyboard functionality. Future versions will support the Venue 11 integrated smart card reader or finger print readers. Additional security features include a TPM 1.2 chip and Noble lock slot that can prevent physical theft of the device.
Secure engineering, integration and Information Assurance (IA) testing are provided by SST, a division of API Technologies’ Secure Systems and Information Assurance (SSIA) group. With over 25 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, and testing of security products and the provision of accredited services, SST is a NATO recognised and UK Defence listed supplier of security products and services plus a TEMPEST provider.
The new tablet integrates with a wide variety of peripherals. Adding a physical keyboard and docking station increases functionality and extended battery life making the tablet a laptop or desktop replacement.
To request more information, visit http://www.apitech.com/sst-secure-tablet or call +44 (0) 1452 371999 in Europe and +1 613-270-9009 in North America.
Dermot O’Connell, General Manager, Dell OEM Solutions EMEA: “Working in a secure environment is a key priority nowadays when users need to trust their mobile devices to be secure and reliable. Dell’s OEM technology is easy to customize, globally supported, and plays a key part in this solution, and we are very proud to partner together with SST and ViaSat UK on this solution for NATO and the defence industry.’
David G. Watson, MBE, General Manager, SST: “Our NATO and defence community customers must constantly balance meeting user needs with countering security threats. In the Secure Venue Tablet, we have delivered style, functionality, and industry-leading security in a single, powerful device. Now NATO and users can conveniently access information on the road, while maintaining uncompromising security standards.”
Chris McIntosh, CEO, ViaSat UK: “As mobile computing requirements proliferate within the marketplace and the threat of data loss continues to increase, assuring the security of information whilst enabling the mobile environment is of paramount importance. Over 100,000 mobile devices are reported lost or stolen in the UK every 12 months, the Secure Venue Tablet ensures that your data remains safe regardless of where it is".
Jamie Wylly, General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security, Microsoft: “Microsoft’s collaboration with NATO is an ongoing part of its longstanding commitment to supporting military and security operations worldwide. The Secure Venue Tablet continues in this tradition connecting people, systems, and information across NATO and the defence community. All this is backed by the assurance of industry leading security and protection, for uninterrupted progress on the world’s most pressing peace and defense missions.”
Dell OEM Solutions helps its customers find more balance between execution and innovation with dedicated OEM resources, industry-standard hardware and global services and support capabilities. Dell helps its OEM customers improve their time to revenue and run their operations more efficiently for increased competitive edge. Learn more at www.dell.com/oem.
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military.
ViaSat’s UK division delivers world-class encryption, cyber security and critical infrastructure protection to governments, militaries and companies across the world. With a heritage in the information assurance field, we have a justifiably high reputation for delivering CESG, NATO and internationally accredited encryption technologies for data, both at rest and mobile.
We deliver a variety of internal, external, portable, SSD, and ruggedized hard drive configurations and custom or bespoke systems for air, land, and sea platforms – including mobiles and tablets.
Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
SST is part of the Secure Systems and Information Assurance (SSIA) group of API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY), which provides security and information assurance products for government, defense, and commercial customers worldwide. Products from the SSIA group are marketed under the brand names SST™, EMCON®, Netgard®, and ION Networks™ brands. Learn more about our products at www.apitech.com.
Dell and Venue are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation; Eclypt is a trademark of ViaSat UK Limited.
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