DoD to Give iOS 6 Security Approval for Government Agency Use
9to5 Mac writes today that the Department of Defence (DoD) in the US is about to give the all clear to Apple’s iOS 6, enabling it to be used on iPhones and iPads by military agencies for non-classified communications such as sending emails and browsing the web. The original report on the decision, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, said that Samsung has also been pushing hard in Washington to get more corporate and government customers in the same way that Apple has done, and BlackBerry did previously. And it looks like all the lobbying from Samsung has paid off, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that Samsung’s Galaxy range of smartphones are also about to be cleared by the Department of Defence for use by government agencies. And why do companies such as Apple and Samsung lobby so hard for government approval? The WSJ says that while getting security clearance for government use doesn’t necessarily translate into more sales, it goes a long way towards convincing other security-minded institutions such as banks and law firms that the OS or smartphone in question is secure.
Source: DoD to grant Apple?s iOS 6 & Samsung Galaxy devices security approval for widespread use by US government agencies | 9to5Mac