SteelCloud, Inc. a leading developer of secure mobility appliance and VMware solutions, has partnered with Biometric Associates, a leader in secure wireless communications devices, to market the first and only Bluetooth mobile headset approved for use by the Department of Defense.
The blueARMOR 100 headset is the only commercially available Bluetooth headset to pass all of the tests required by National Security Agency (News - Alert) (NSA) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and is therefore, the only Bluetooth headset approved for use within the DoD.
“Biometric Associates, LP provides products distinguished by superior security protection, as now proven though NSA’s testing and recognized by DISA and the Department of Defense. Since the blueARMOR 100 is the only approved Bluetooth headset for use within the DoD, we are optimistic about significant demand for BAL’s secure headset as our military leverages this new Bluetooth capability. We are excited by the synergies that we have now created with the recent alliances between BAL, SteelCloud and Fixmo,’’ said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud president and CEO.
Douglas Kozlay, BAL president and CEO, added that, “This is a product that people have been requesting for several years. Eight states and most military bases prohibit cell phone use while driving. A Bluetooth headset is the obvious answer, but the security vulnerabilities of standard Bluetooth headsets have been well documented. We are pleased to offer a secure, hands free solution to both those in the military and those who desire military-grade security.”
In other news, SteelCloud has entered into a partnership relation with Fixmo, to deliver a STIG-compliant Fixmo Sentinel solution through SteelCloud's proven secure plug-and-play SteelWorks appliance technology.
Fixmo is a well-known provider of integrity assurance software for enterprise mobile devices. Its Sentinel technology remotely monitors an organization's smartphones to ensure that they start and remain in a known trusted state.
It is mandatory for all DoD organizations to conform to certain Defense Information Security Agency Security Technical Implementation Guides or “STIGs.” The organizations, through SteelCloud SteelWorks appliance are able to save one to two months of highly technical security work configuring a STIG-compliant environment.
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Edited by Jennifer Russell