October 23, 2013 Biometric Associates, LP (BALP), a leader in secure Bluetooth communications, announced today the public launch of the baiBrowserTM app for Android®. The baiBrowser™ app allows people to use their Android smartphones and tablets, along with their CAC, PIV, PIV-I or CIV smart card, to access secure web sites and portals that require smart card authentication. Both the Android and the iOS version of the baiBrowser app are available as a free download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store respectively. Those links and other information is available at www.baiBrowser.com “Many government web sites and information portals, particularly those in the Department of Defense, require smart card authentication” said BALP President Scott T. Johnson. “Our baiBrowser has been successfully tested with the Army and Navy AKO sites, the Air Force portals, the DFAS myPay site, and most of the Department of Defense OWA sites. Based on the positive feedback from our beta testers, we are pleased to offer this capability to everyone.” The current version of baiBrowserTM app supports the baiMobile® 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader. The next version will add support for the baiMobile® 301MP USB/30-pin smart card reader. The reader’s serial number is required to register the app. The baiBrowserTM app was developed in cooperation with i-DENTITY, a designer and manufacturer of a wide range of Smart Card Identification Products and components, which include Strong Authentication Mobile applications. The Android version of the baiBrowserTM app may be downloaded from the Google Play Store by searching on “baiBrowser” or following this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=be.identity.android.sam.baimobile&hl=en
May 24, 2013 - Many federal agencies have taken steps to begin implementing mobile work environments, though security remains a concern. When GCN last year reviewed the Citrix Receiver software, we found it had good security for in-transit data, but did nothing for securing the endpoint — the mobile device being used by the mobile employee.