ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kony, Inc., the leading mobile and multi-channel application platform and packaged applications provider, announced that it has achieved FIPS 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its software development solutions on the Android and iOS platforms. By completing stringent FIPS testing, Kony’s technology has been certified for deployment within U.S. federal government agencies. The financial community also uses the FIPS 140-2 standard to identify preferred solutions and to measure the safety of products handling monetary transactions.
“There has historically been a perceived trade-off between functionality and security with mobile technology. By achieving FIPS certification, we can assure our customers that apps built on the Kony platform are an exceptionally secure channel for mission-critical and proprietary information”
FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 is a U.S. government security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules.
“There has historically been a perceived trade-off between functionality and security with mobile technology. By achieving FIPS certification, we can assure our customers that apps built on the Kony platform are an exceptionally secure channel for mission-critical and proprietary information,” said Sri Ramanathan, CTO at Kony. “Achieving FIPS will help us advance deployments with government and financial sector customers who are looking to mobilize their consumer offerings as well as their internal processes.”
Kony provides an end-to-end, Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) platform that empowers enterprises to quickly build, integrate, deploy and manage mobile apps across any digital channel with a single code base. The company also offers a suite of pre-built B2C and B2E multi-channel apps and a comprehensive enterprise mobility management solution, which provides companies with the security and control of devices, apps, and content to support the growing use of BYOD in today’s market.
Kony is the industry’s leading mobile and multi-channel application platform provider. Kony develops a suite of customizable pre-built apps, the Kony Platform and a comprehensive mobile application management solution, which give companies the confidence and control to quickly build apps once and deploy everywhere -- across all mobile devices and operating systems. Kony’s customers include myriad Fortune 500 companies, as well as the largest global bank, and worldwide brands such as Hyatt, Huntington National Bank, Konica Minolta, Schweppes, Tyco and Carl Zeiss.
In 2013 Kony was named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report. For more information, please visit www.kony.com or connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.