Windows Phone deemed safe enough for government use

| September 18, 2013 | 16 Replies


Good news for Microsoft and Windows Phone 8, the operating system been deemed safe enough for use by US government officials.

The certification was done by the US government organization NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) who now deem Windows Phone safe enough for use following the FIPS 140-2 standard. Microsoft’s OS is only the third to receive this rating after Blackberry and iOS 6 (which got the status earlier this year) Right now Android isn’t certified, only a handful of devices were certified like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3.

Should this be considered a great success for Windows Phone? It isn’t a great big success per se, but it does clear the way for (US) government agencies to purchase WP based devices. With the rumoured Enterprise pack that should be coming to WP it might make a more feasible choice for government agencies to go the Windows Phone route. I just hope Microsoft will put enough emphasis on the enterprise side and integration with the Windows desktop OS as that is what could be a great selling point for both commercial and government enterprises.

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