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Mobile Active Defense Partners With SRA International to Secure iPads and iPhones for Federal Government

SRA International, a provider of technology and consulting services and Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D), a smartphone security company, have partnered in order to provide security solutions for smartphone and tablet devices to SRA’s government and commercial clients.

SRA International, a provider of technology and consulting services and Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D), a smartphone security company, have partnered in order to provide security solutions for smartphone and tablet devices to SRA’s government and commercial clients. Under the agreement, SRA will be able to offer Federal customers a range of services to protect and secure iPhones/iPads and other smartphone and tablet devices.iPad Security for Federal Government

M.A.D’s Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security Server (MECS) helps secure iPhones and iPads, as well as multiple platforms of smartphone and tablet devices, enabling security personnel to manage and secure their fleet of mobile devices.

Through this partnership, SRA will host its own MECS servers to provide iPhone, iPad and Android operating system security for Federal customers. SRA also will offer a range of mobile security services, including hosting, migration, integration and training.

According to McAfee’s Trust Digital Survey, around 76 percent organizations are planning to implement at least one key mobility initiative to improve their operations within the next 6 to 12 months. However, device security and management remain the foremost security concerns for the companies which are planning to move their operations to mobile devices.

“iPhone and iPad-like mobile devices are offering tremendous operational utility to our clients across both commercial and government organizations,” said SRA Senior Vice President of Offerings & Products Pat Burke. “As a result, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are facing a growing demand from their senior executives to safely integrate these mobile devices into their enterprise IT infrastructures without compromising their enterprise security. SRA’s partnership with M.A.D. allows us to address this strategic priority while ensuring we continue to enhance our clients’ security, privacy and compliance posture.”

The SRA-hosted MECS servers extend existing enterprise and network security policies across mobile platforms with complete enforced encryption, certificates of authority, granular policy driven firewall controls, a suite of content filtering and device management tools, anti-virus and malware eradication, including jail breaking detection and remediation. The security profile of every secured device is automatically updated more than 100 times every day, keeping mobile networks secure, compliant and protected from breach and data leaks. M.A.D. employs Zero Footprint Security, uses no resources on the mobile device itself and the user sees no change in his experience.

“As the use of smartphones and tablet devices continues to grow across all government sectors, so have the security risks increased exponentially! Our partnership helps align our shared vision of a safe and secure mobile computing experience for everyone, without limiting them to only one approved device,” said Rob Smith, CTO of M.A.D. Partners.

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