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Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX are Enterprise-Ready

Today, Amazon is introducing new enterprise and productivity features in Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” the software platform that powers the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The new Fire HD and Fire HDX are available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/hdx.

“Kindle Fire is already the second most popular tablet at work in the U.S.,” said Raghu Murthi, Vice President of Enterprise and Education, Amazon. “As employees increasingly bring their own devices to work, the new Kindle Fire tablets can be easily integrated into the workplace with the new enterprise features, including encryption, secure Wi-Fi, a native VPN client, integration with leading MDM solutions, and Kerberos support for Intranet access.”

Features that make the new Kindle Fire tablets enterprise-ready include:

  • Wi-Fi networks with WPA2 support for secure access to corporate apps, documents and resources like SharePoint.
  • Email that makes it even easier for business customers to set up their accounts, group conversations by subject, sync their email and more.
  • Print documents and emails directly from Kindle Fire to a wireless printer.
  • Built-in OfficeSuite to read documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Native VPN client, for instant access to corporate networks while on the road or at home.
  • Secure hardware data encryption on Kindle Fire HDX.
  • Kerberos authentication for single sign-on and the ability to browse secure Intranet websites from the Silk browser on Kindle Fire.
  • Native SCEP (Simple Certificate Exchange Protocol) client to retrieve digital certificates for secure resources.
  • Kindle-specific device management APIs that integrate with existing mobile device management (MDM) systems to make it easy for IT departments to manage Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire supports a wide range of MDM solutions including Amazon’s Whispercast service as well as third-party vendors like AirWatch, Citrix, Fiberlink, Good Technology, and SOTI.

Business customers can also take advantage of Android enterprise and productivity apps available in the Amazon Appstore. Examples of top productivity apps available for Kindle Fire include GoToMeeting, Evernote, Cisco AnyConnect, and Documents To Go.

“We work with our clients to distribute Kindle Fire to their new employees because Kindle Fire allows companies to distribute information quickly and efficiently so their employees can easily share course materials, reference documents, and their individual notes with their colleagues,” said Caroline Brant, Director, Learning Solutions at ROI Training, Inc. “Our global clients include leading technology and financial services firms and Kindle Fire has proven to make it easier for our employees to stay productive whether at work or at home.”

Some of these features will be delivered as part of the free, over-the-air Fire OS 3.1 update in mid-November. For additional details, visit www.amazon.com/fireos.

To read the separate press release for the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets visit: www.amazon.com/kindle-pr.

For additional information about the new enterprise features visit: amazon.com/kindle/business.

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:34 AM by David Marshall
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