SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 -- Tiburon, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group and the leading provider of public safety software solutions, today 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:
i. Remote locking of device
ii. Remote wiping of device
iii. Setting and locking device configuration
iv. Detection of 'rooted' and 'jailbroken' devices
v. 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.
"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.
Established in 1980, Tiburon, Inc. is the public safety and security industries' leading provider of integrated computer aided dispatch (CAD), mobile, records management system (RMS) and analytics solutions for Public Safety as a Service (PSaaS). The company also offers fully integrated solutions for field reporting, corrections management, NIEM-compliant data sharing and related implementation services for any size or type of agency or firm. From mission-critical conditions to daily operations, across complex multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional environments, Tiburon's partnership and technology helps clients save lives, optimize resources, and improve property saving and protective services. For more information, visit www.tiburoninc.com or call (800) 428-5534.
About The Gores Group
The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.