BlackBerry has announced today that BBM Protected is now available for Android and iOS devices, following the availability of the feature on the BlackBerry 10 OS.
BBM Protected offers its users an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging service with all the feature you'll find on a consumer instant messaging app plus BlackBerry's own cloud service. All messages sent using BBM Protected are encrypted using keys generated by the communicating mobile devices themselves.
BlackBerry said that BBM Protected will provide greater security than competing encryption schemes, and the FIPS 140-2 validation by the U.S. Department of Defense for BBM Protected is just confirming it.
For full information regarding BBM Protected, you can visit BlackBerry's official blog.