Sunday, December 20, 2009

Motorola Enterprise Handheld Mobile Computers Receive FIPS 140-2 Certification

Best-in-class Solutions Approved for Use by Federal Agencies and Departments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec 17, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced that its wireless LAN (WLAN) stack and 802.11a/b/g WLAN adapter have been successfully certified by Aspect Labs to meet Federal government FIPS 140-2 Level 1 requirements. Used across Motorola's award-winning family of mobile computing devices, bar code scanners and RFID readers targeted at enterprise and government markets, these innovative technologies enable reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity that helps put information into the hands of users, when and where they need it.

"We are happy to work with Motorola on FIPS 140-2 validation of Motorola's WLAN stack and adapter for its enterprise-class devices," said Stan Kladko, founder and director, Aspect Labs. "During the FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certification process the products undergo advanced and comprehensive security analysis, vulnerability and penetration testing. The product internals and its source code are scrutinized by security experts to assure strong security defenses and compliance with advanced cryptographic standards. Achieving FIPS 140-2 certifications is an important security milestone that adds significant value to an enterprise solution."

The FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification enables Federal Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies to deploy mobile computing solutions with the security features required to ensure secure data transmissions of their highly sensitive applications over the network. When combined with Motorola's FIPS certified wireless LAN and wireless broadband networking technologies, Motorola offers customers end-to-end FIPS certified solutions inside and outside the four walls. By leveraging Motorola's field-proven portfolio, these customers can realize significant benefits from improved operations and increased productivity at the point-of-activity.

"Our heritage of providing enterprise mobility solutions to the private sector has been recognized throughout the world," said Jim Mears, Motorola vice president. "As we help our Federal customers improve efficiencies, access to information we want to provide them with the same mobility solutions deployed in enterprises worldwide as they look to us to provide end-to-end solutions that can help them transform efficiencies within their agencies.

Motorola has the breadth and depth of networking and device portfolio certified to meet the requirements to leverage mobility in a secure and reliable way.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008.

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