The US Air Force has deployed a mobile management platform to separate personal and corporate data on its mobile device fleet.
The agency is handing out some 10,000 smartphones and tablets to its personnel in a bid to bolster its mobile capabilities.
It deployed Good for Enterprise separate and encrypt Air Force data and applications, meaning Air Force personnel were free to use non-work related apps such as Twitter and Facebook.
The technology complied with the US Department of Defense (DOD) guidelines for mobile device security, which is essential if the organisation is to push on with its mobile strategy.
The Air Force IT department will be able to track and remotely wipe any device that is lost or stolen.
“Security must come first,” said William E. Marion II, chief technology officer, US Air Force Space Command.
“We want to deliver the tools needed to enhance mission productivity and operational capabilities through our IT infrastructure. Empowering airmen with the right mission tools, regardless of location, is critical.”