Secure Mobility: Is a Tablet in Your Future?

August 2, 2011 - 0 Comments

You may already be using a personal tablet — for news, social networking with friends, video on demand, and face-to-face video interaction.
Now, thanks to the Cisco® Cius™ tablet, government organizations with hundreds of thousands of mobile workers can apply these various uses to a work environment in a way that would be impractical and cost-inefficient with commercial and personal tablets.
The Cisco® Cius™ tablet is built specifically for businesses’ security needs — all data on the tablets is encrypted at all times and government IT teams control whether the built-in camera is operational, and can lock USB ports to prevent copying of data. The Cius does not allow employees to add software to the system, preventing the risk of malware that could threaten the government’s network or data.
And the Cisco Cius tablet is designed so that multiple people who share the same device can’t see each other’s data. This helps departments minimize capital costs by providing a shared pool of tablets that employees can check out.
Tablets are useful for a wide range of government services:
• Inspectors for the department of transportation, for example, can capture images or video of a damaged road. Building inspectors can document progress, and also submit forms and obtain approvals from the field, accelerating permitting and improving the level of service provided to citizens.
• Security personnel monitoring a large sporting event or concert can capture license plates to check against law-enforcement databases.
• Customs and border patrol agents at visa issuing posts and ports of entry can capture digital fingerprints and photographs of international travelers for comparison against databases. This capability helps prevent identity fraud and keep criminals and immigration violators from entering the country.
• Agencies working with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel can identify and track the status of aliens through service processing centers, detention and refugee facilities, medical facilities, U.S. attorneys’ offices, and travel centers.
• Agencies working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can register travelers at security checkpoints.

To learn more about the Cisco Cius tablet and watch videos showing use cases in federal government, visit:

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