MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the security backbone for the multi-cloud enterprise, today announced that it is partnering with Metronome Software to develop a technology solution that will enhance the security of mobile device-based sensor systems used by first responders. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is providing the funding for the project.
This $749,930, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Other Agencies Technology Solutions award is a joint project of DHS S&T's Mobile Security R&D program, administered by its Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Cyber Security Division, and the Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex program, managed by S&T's First Responder Group.
The NGFR Apex program is integrating multi-threat personal protective equipment, plug-and-play sensors and advanced communications devices to provide multi-layer threat protection and immediate situational awareness to first responders. It seeks to help tomorrow's first responders be more protected, connected and fully aware. The NGFR framework contains the architecture, standards and hardware to find, access, consume, translate and display voice, video and data for first responders.
MobileIron and Metronome will develop a security overlay that will provide the NGFR framework and its end-to-end infrastructure—including back-end servers, intermediate data centers and their proxies, and individual first responder mobile devices—with a high level of security and data provenance.
This latest award comes on the heels of several public sector certifications and approvals for MobileIron:
- Earned Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This approval allows U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to deploy MobileIron on both Android and iOS devices within certain DoD networks.
- First company in the world to receive Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management Protection Profile V2 from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). NIAP is the United States government initiative, operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), which oversees the national program to evaluate technology products for conformance to Common Criteria. Common Criteria evaluations involve extensive and rigorous testing of the security aspects of a product or system.
- Only mobility specialist recognized among the top 20 Homeland Security solution providers 2016 by Government CIO Outlook.
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.