Business and Government users have again been reassured that Windows Mobile products are a safe haven for their data, after Windows Mobile 6.1 achieved Common Criteria Certification. The certification, which allows different solutions to be compared easily with regards to level of security compliance, is based on Windows Mobile’s remote management capabilities, secure VPN-type connections to remote networks and encryption of local data. Security is further enhanced by over 130 policies which can be remotely enabled to guide used to best security practices.
Windows Mobile 6.1 completed evaluation to Common Criteria EAL 2 augmented with Flaw Remediation (ALC_FLR.1) in the AISEP on 7 August 2008. This assures businesses that Windows Mobile 6.1 can provide the basis for establishing a secure enterprise mobile messaging solution that can securely synchronize and access Line of Business (LOB) applications and services, including Microsoft Exchange to access email, contacts, tasks and calendar and other corporate applications that may be only accessible from within the enterprise network.
Read more about the certification at the Defense Signal Directorate here.