iPhone, iPad getting Cryptographic modules to better target government and enterprise?

TiPb is hearing that Apple might just be set to take on government and enterprise a little bit more aggressively by adding FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Modules to iPhone, iPad, and the Mac.

The Federal Information Processing Standard, publication 140-2 is a US government security standard for certifying both hardware and software security modules. According to our source, Mac OS X Lion is already in the 2nd to last stage of testing via the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with an estimated 1-2 months before completion. iPhone and iPad aren't as far along yet, with several months to go before certification.

While Apple has made huge inroads into enterprise there are organizations that simply won't consider iPhone or iPad without strong cryptographic support. Looks like that might just be on the way now.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.