Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Tab S3 get certified for classified communication in the US

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung might keep its business it has with the governmental institutions in the US and can bring in its deals the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, and the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet as they have now appeared in the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) list.

This means these devices satisfy the rigorous safety standards to securely maintain classified information that is required by federal agencies and departments as well as other highly regulated industries and sectors in the US. Samsung also offers IPSec VPN client, offering a single solution for data security.

The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation is commonly known as Common Criteria, and it is an internationally recognized standard that defines information security measures on IT products from vendors. It is used by 28 governments as a basis for their own certification schemes. Samsung uses the Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP) v3 as the basis for the most recent Common Criteria evaluation.

But the three devices mentioned above aren’t the only Samsung devices with this certification. Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 edge had also received certification from the NIAP for classified use by the US government and federal agency officials.