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Becrypt and Getac develop first secure Android tablet designed for military use

Cyber security firm Becrypt has partnered with rugged computer maker Getac to create the first secure Android tablet designed for military, defence and government use.

The platform is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and delivered on a fully rugged Getac tablet with enhanced security features.

The device will provide a secure system which supports a wide range of purpose made applications for the government, military and defence markets.

Becrypt has also announced a wider collaboration with Getac to provide security platforms for both Android and Windows 8 tablets featuring device encryption, system hardening, peripheral control and centralised management.

"Our Android rugged tablets coupled with Becrypt's industry-leading security capabilities offer a powerful solution to the market. Becrypt takes an innovative approach to solving security challenges to provide accredited yet flexible solutions," Peter Molyneux, President of Getac UK said.

"Together, our customers in the government, military, defence and public sectors can trust us to deliver the highest levels of security, coupled with reliable, rugged technology, to protect their confidential and sensitive data and drive productivity and performance."

Dr Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt, added: "Tablet adoption is growing in security-conscious markets and we are proud to work with Getac to develop innovative yet practical solutions that protect data on a variety of form factors, for today and for the future.

"Our future-ready strategy focuses on remote deployment and centralised management of devices to deliver the same high performance and reliability that customers have come to expect of their laptops, with the added bonus of increased security and portability made possible by the latest mobile technology."

The new device will premiere at DSEI, the defence and security exhibition in London in September.