ViaSat has been awarded with a follow on contract from the United States Marine Corps Systems Command to carry on engineering advanced information security for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices.
Under the follow-on contract, which is worth $1.65 million, ViaSat will develop a prototype trusted smartphone, followed by a production-ready version. The project is expected to be finished by spring of this year, with the new secure mobile system available on all Android devices this summer.
With this new development, it will enable users to securely communicate over 3G/4G/LTE cellular and Wi-Fi networks using regular smartphones and tablets. Moreover, it will allow users to safely store any sensitive data and at the same time, protect their devices against malware attacks.
At the moment, ViaSat is working on providing a secure mobile enterprise system that allows COTS devices to seamlessly connect into various carrier networks. While this is specifically designed for tactical warfighters, the system of ViaSat is designed to provide secure communication of sensitive information for any government or commercial customer.
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