BlackBerry 10 Software Gets Government Security Approvals
Published on: 8th Nov 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Research In Motion has announced that the BlackBerry 10 platform is now FIPS 140 2 certified which enables government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and enterprise management solution from the day of launch.
This is the first time BlackBerry products have been FIPS certified ahead of launch.
FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification provides confidence to security-conscious organizations, including U.S. and Canadian government agencies, companies in regulated industries and other organizations dealing with sensitive information, that data stored on smartphones running BlackBerry 10 can be properly secured and encrypted.
"Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that BlackBerry 10 is ready to meet the strict security requirements of government agencies and enterprises at launch," said Michael K. Brown, Vice President, Security Product Management and Research at RIM.