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Linux and Android gain NIST-certified security support

nside Secure announced that its Linux- and Android-ready SafeZone Encryption Toolkit has achieved U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 certification. SafeZone, which is integrated within Inside Secure’s MatrixDAR and QuickSec VPN Client for Android products, now secures data in transit over SSL/DTLSand IPSEC, as well as ???data at rest??? on Android devices.

With SafeZone now certified for the NIST Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 protocols, OEMs and application developers can design more secure appliances, applications, mobile devices, and servers in accordance with stricter government security requirements, says Inside Secure. Many enterprises are adopting FIPS security standards even if they’re not mandated by the government, adds the company.