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Fujitsu TS adds security to public sector tablet package

Alex Scroxton

Fujitsu TS is continuing its apparent mission to defy the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend after signing a new alliance with security firm Becrypt.

The PC vendor claims that embedding Becrypt's CESG-accredited disk encryption software on its Stylistic Q550 device will make it easier for the channel to present tablets as a viable device in public sector environments requiring higher levels of security.

The firm has made much of its Stylistic tablet lines in recent months, playing on the idea that a business-centric device will give the channel a means to capitalise on the growth in tablet kit and put themselves back in contention against the dominant iPad.

Fujitsu Technology Product Group UK executive director, Michael Keegan, claimed that the deal meant the Q550 became "the first tablet that can be reassuringly deployed in the UK public sector."

"This gives our partners a clear competitive advantage and opens up a significant and substantial opportunity for them to put forward secure [tablet[ based solutions across government and healthcare for the first time," he added.

Fujtisu's move comes in the midst of a Government Digital Service probe into tablet technology, which is aiming to decide whether sharing information via tablets might help Westminster deliver its longed-for cost savings when compared to paper-based printing.

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