The U.S. Secret Service has issued a request for information on its plan to adopt new technology for managing mobile devices and applications across the agency’s networks, Nextgov reported Thursday.
Katherine McIntire Peters writes that the service is considering implementing a unified mobile device management system/application store architecture to ensure its employees follow configuration policies on Android, BlackBerry, Windows 8 and Apple iOS devices.
The proposed solution also aims for system administrators to remove malicious software and update programs remotely.
Vendors must provide technology that can support about 12, 000 devices and integrate with Microsoft‘s Active Directory and MS Exchange business e-mail services.
“A unified architecture will secure, monitor, manage and support accredited mobile devices across a range of environments, ” the RFI states.
The Secret Service operates worldwide and works to safeguard the nation’s leaders and financial institutions.