NSA Approves Windows 10, Surface Devices for Classified Data
In a lengthy blog post, Microsoft confirmed that its Windows 10 operating system and select Surface devices have been added to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs (CSfC) list for use with classified data. Current list of approved devices includes the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book.
“Our customers are the most security-conscious in the world and demonstrating our commitment to meeting their needs is incredibly important to us. Today, I’m excited to share that both Windows 10 and Surface devices including Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have been added to the NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified Programs (CSfC) list. The CSfC program listing demonstrates Windows 10, as well as Surface devices (the only Windows 10 devices currently on the list), when used in a layered solution, can meet the highest security requirements for use in classified environments.”
Microsoft has been focusing on improving security for all segments of its products. Some upcoming security features that will be released later this year include Surface Enterprise Management Mode, expanded device management, and uWindows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
More details regarding the certification criteria will be discussed in the upcoming annual RSA Conference next week.