Hypori, has obtained the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certification for cryptographic modules from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), making it the first virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) provider to receive the difficult certification for a virtual mobile device.
The certification approves Hypori’s virtual mobile device as a method for federal civilian agencies, intelligence communities and military branches to secure data and applications that would otherwise be vulnerable when stored on a physical mobile device.
The Hypori virtual device’s FIPS 140-2 certification is the latest in a long line of certifications and validations from federal standards bodies, regulatory agencies and research partners.
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It follows a Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and inclusion of the Hypori client on the National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List.
Furthermore, Hypori is the only VMI vendor to meet requirements for the NSA Mobile Access Capabilities Package.
Hypori was also granted a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate in 2016 that has since brought new features into production.
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This most recent FIPS certification for the virtual device complements the same level of certification for the Hypori client and a FIPS 140-2 compliant mode for the Hypori server, during which the server only uses FIPS 140-2 cryptography.
“The needs and requirements specific to federal agencies are complex but also paramount to national security and keeping our government operating efficiently,” said Bill Moore, director for public sector at Hypori.
“We’ve been particularly homed in on ensuring that every facet of the Hypori platform, from end to end, meets those requirements, making us the only legitimately certified option for government agencies of every type and tier.”
Government agency leadership, CIOs and IT organizations are increasingly understanding the benefits behind virtualizing mobile devices to run applications and process data in remote data centers or the secure cloud.
Hypori’s virtual device is being used in federal government use cases ranging from defense agencies that rely on situational awareness, secure communications and mission-critical applications, all the way to first responders that need to use mobile devices while responding to emergencies but cannot risk storing any sensitive apps or data on a physical mobile device.
At Hypori, we are passionate about mobility and believe that secure mobility does not have to come at the expense of end user privacy or usability.
Founded in 2011, we have built a user-centric solution to address mobility and compliance requirements, especially for regulated industries including healthcare, financial services, public sector and payments. Hypori’s virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) platform provides the rich mobile experience users expect while keeping all enterprise data and applications completely off the user’s device.