Samsung Phones, Tablets Get Green Light from U.S. Gov't

      June 09, 2014 11:46

      Five Samsung smartphones and tablet PCs have been given the green light from the U.S. government for use on unclassified defense networks.

      That means U.S. government workers can use the devices inside federal facilities. Samsung on Sunday said the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency approved three smartphones -- the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy Note 3 -- and two tablet PCs -- the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1-- all using Samsung's Knox OS.

      DISA is a combat support agency that connects the military and government though IT and communications networks and authorizes mobile devices for federal use.

      Only devices that meet around 100 criteria, including security and adequate defenses against hacking and other attacks, are authorized.

      Samsung plans to expand its line-up of products available for U.S. government use as well as looking for new buyers among U.S. corporate clients.

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