New Matrix “Data-at-Rest” (MatrixDAR™) adds FIPS 140-compliant encryption to Android devices used in the enterprise; addresses security policies raised by BYOD trend
MELBOURNE, Fla., August 20, 2012 - AuthenTec (NASDAQ:AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network security, today introduced a new security offering that provides military-grade encryption to data stored on today’s Android smartphones and tablets without sacrificing device performance. AuthenTec’s MatrixDAR™ for Android meets the stringent requirements of FIPS 140 certification and allows Android device manufacturers to add strong encryption that protects data stored on a smartphone or tablet as well as its removable flash drive or SD card.
MatrixDAR helps bring Android devices into compliance with bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the workplace by protecting increasing amounts of valuable business, financial and personal information stored on the largest and fastest growing segment of mobile devices. MatrixDAR gives Android smartphone and tablet makers the ability to integrate full disk encryption into both the device and its removable storage media, thereby meeting the strict security requirements of today’s wireless carriers, governments and corporate IT professionals. It incorporates AuthenTec’s SafeZone™/FIPS 140 certified software and further expands the Company’s broad offering of security solutions for data-in-transit over SSL and IPSec connections as well as data-at-rest stored on a mobile device.
“Our new MatrixDAR offering gives smartphone and tablet OEMs the ability to easily integrate military-grade FIPS 140-certified encryption into their Android platforms to help meet the strict security policies that address the growth of BYOD,” said Dr. Simon Blake-Wilson, Vice President of AuthenTec’s Embedded Security Solutions. “Only AuthenTec can offer security that ensures encryption of mobile device contents (via MatrixDAR™), secures connections for data in transit (via QuickSec™ VPN security), and protects high-value content (via DRM Fusion™) on today’s mobile devices.”
MatrixDAR enables a consistent approach to mobile device security that is an extension of existing security policies and practices. Strong data encryption offered by MatrixDAR prevents unauthorized access and renders the smartphone or tablet useless if lost or stolen, reducing potential for personal losses and corporate data breaches. Android smartphones and tablets equipped with AuthenTec’s MatrixDAR meet FIPS 140 security requirements the moment they are unboxed, eliminating the need for IT administrators to install separate data encryption software. AuthenTec offers complete mobile and network security solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and rich content providers, including fingerprint sensor hardware, identity management software and embedded security.
AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. The Company's diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure networking, content and data protection, access control and strong fingerprint security on PCs and mobile devices. AuthenTec encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software are deployed by the leading mobile device, networking and computing companies, content and service providers, and governments worldwide. AuthenTec's products and technologies provide security on hundreds of millions of devices, and the Company has shipped more than 100 million fingerprint sensors for integration in a wide range of portable electronics including over 20 million mobile phones. Top tier customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HBO, HP, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sky, and Texas Instruments. Learn more at authentec.com or follow us on twitter.com/authentecnews.