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New FBI CJIS Security Policy Provides Method for Tiburon Clients Using iPad and Other Tablet Devices to Perform NCIC Queries

Date: 2013-09-25
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Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of public safety software solutions, has announced that the recent version 5.2 update to the FBI CJIS Security Policy now provides an approved method for the Company's iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablet users to conduct queries of criminal justice information (e.g., NCIC queries) in accordance with FBI Policy.

The new Security Policy provides expanded guidelines for the use of tablet devices (e.g., iPads®, Android® tablets Windows 8® tablets). One of the most notable additions to the policy revolves around the use of Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems. Specifically, the Policy states that one acceptable form of wireless device security is an:

"MDM with centralized administration capable of at least:

  1. Remote locking of device
  2. Remote wiping of device
  3. Setting and locking device configuration
  4. Detection of 'rooted' and 'jailbroken' devices
  5. Enforce folder or disk level encryption"

Public safety agencies should consult with their State CJIS officials regarding the impact of the new FBI Policy on State requirements, but one of Tiburon's clients has already received clearance from their state officials to run NCIC queries from the Tiburon Mobility Solution for the iPad as long as they comply with the MDM and other requirements of the new FBI Policy.

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"Tiburon was the first CAD company to offer an iPad solution to the market, but earlier versions of the FBI Policy were incompatible with the Apple iOS environment and thus we previously recommended that our agency clients not perform CJIS queries from the device," said Cliff Micham, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Tiburon. "We're very encouraged to see that the FBI Policy has evolved to keep pace with current technologies and now our clients now have a CJIS-compliant means to use the CJIS query capabilities that already exist in the Tiburon Mobility Solution for the iPad."

Users of Tiburon's tablet software solutions for the Android and Windows 8 operating systems already had the ability under the previous FBI CJIS Security Policy to conduct CJIS queries, but the new Policy adds the MDM option and various other refinements providing an updated and more flexible framework for CJIS-compliant queries.

For more information, visit www.tiburoninc.com 

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Tiburon, 8/26/13)

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