It’s been a hectic few months at CIS Mobile. Along with everyone else, we’ve adapted to a new way of working. Our team has mostly been remote for the past several months, using Slack, web conferencing, and of course, our altOS phones to stay productive.
Our customers have gone through the same challenge, with most government departments sending their people to work from home. We’ve been helping our customers transition with a “Teleworking” policy that creates a separate secure container for government-only work on the phone. The “Teleworking” container runs only government-approved Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. and their preferred communications apps – all over a dedicated VPN.
We’re fortunate that we’d already been working with customers to streamline the deployment of these kinds of policies. When the time came, instead of having to bring the phones back into the office – which would have been impossible under the circumstances – our customers only needed to push the new “Teleworking” policy over the air to their users.
In other news, we just announced an exciting project to develop a secure mobility platform for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AFRL has developed some amazing computing platforms in the past, and we look forward to bringing our mobile platform into the family.
If you haven’t had a chance, check out our video page to see some of the cool new features we’ve introduced this year – things like Pin Scramble, Secure Mode, and of course the Teleworking capability.