Cyber security solutions provider Becrypt and military-specified laptop and tablet manufacturer Getac have joined forces to develop an Android tablet solution for military, defence and the government.
The vendors claim that the solution is the "first secure rugged Android tablet" for the UK government and Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Getac tablet will run Google's Android 4.1 platform and come with security features that aim to support various bespoke applications that government, military and defence can use securely.
Becrypt, which already has a CESG-accredited solution for Windows 8 tablets, is working with Getac to provide security platforms for both Windows 8 and Android tablets. The platform will include device encryption, system hardening, peripheral control and centralised management.
Becrypt and Getac believe that these features will improve the ability to control devices, enforce security policies, provide audit trails and reporting and reduce overheads.
Dr Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt, said he was "proud" to be working with Getac on the project.
"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," he added.
Peter Molyneux, president of Getac UK, said: "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."
The solution is expected to launch in September.