Key Government Security Certification Earned By Windows Phone 8

After extensive testing National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has given Windows Phone 8 its FIPS 140-2 security accreditation. It literally means government have allowed to use cryptographic algorithms by Windows Phone 8 to protect sensitive data inside its products or to determine the secure applications.

This is really a good news for Windows phone which had a hard time in finding the success in smartphone thing. The FIPS 140-2 certification will surely help to gain the trust and costumers who really cares about NIST security certifications.

However, there are many other companies which already holds this certification like, Apple’s line of smartphones and tablets have held the same certification for past two years.Samsung and Motorola had it a year ago.

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