Motorola Solutions has announced its AME 2000 device, an Android-based system designed for government and enterprise users who require data security. The Assured Mobile Environment solution utilizes a COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) device to provide end-to-end data and voice encryption. The handset has officially been launched, but needless you say, it's not something you can pick up at your local tech store.
AME 2000 offers a variety of features, the most important of which is its end-to-end encryption. Users will benefit from its AES 256 and NSA Suite B encryption for both voice and messages sent between two or more AME devices. To ensure that data is secure in transit over both private and public networks, the device also offers a Suite B IPSec VPN for encryption over wifi, 3G/4G and GSM.
The handset utilizes the Motorola CRYPTR micro in the device's microSD card for secure session tokens, security certificates, and keys. Users can install their own applications in addition to the on-board browser and messaging applications. All installed applications are updated over-the-air, and to make sure everything stays safe, the encryption keys can be wiped from a remote location if the handset is stolen or misplaced.
Motorola's Vice President of its US Federal Government Markets Division, Paul Mueller, offered this statement. "Secure mobility is among the U.S. government’s top technology priorities. The AME 2000 features a familiar Android-based OS experience with layered security, device management and applications that comply with federal guidelines. It’s an affordable mobile solution for civilian and defense agencies to better execute their missions that serve and protect our nation."
[via Android Community]