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  • BlackBerry Gets New Government Approval And Expands Security To New Levels



    BlackBerry announced today that their Secure Workspace For iOS and Android devices has been given approval from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Some say that the multi-platform containerization solution managed through BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), has received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). (If you are a Top Gear fan, you will get the reference.)

    Press Release

    BlackBerry Further Expands Unparalleled Security Credentials with New Government Approval for Multi-Platform Management



    Secure Work Space for iOS and Android receives Security Technical Implementation Guide approval for the U.S. Department of Defense


    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Secure Work Space for iOS(R) and Android(TM), a multi-platform containerization solution managed through BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), has received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

    In addition to BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphones, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers can now use iOS and Android smartphones and tablets connected to the BES10 Enterprise Mobility Management solution. The STIG approval provides additional confidence for government agencies considering a more open mobile environment with a selection of devices and operating systems.

    "Organizations in the private and public sector should proactively secure sensitive data by ensuring that mobility solutions offer the highest level of security," said Stacy Crook, mobility analyst at IDC. "The STIG certification serves as an indication that BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is well positioned to meet the strict security requirements that many enterprise and government agencies require."

    "BlackBerry is the only Enterprise Mobility Management provider that can secure a multi-platform environment based on varying levels of risk and compliance, from meeting the strictest requirements with BlackBerry 10 to providing the most flexibility with support for third-party devices," said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. "The STIG approval for Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is another validation that enterprises and government agencies can rely on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 for secure mobility, no matter which devices they have in the field."

    The approval solidifies BlackBerry's security capabilities for the transfer of sensitive data on third-party devices. With Secure Work Space, BES10 protocols for data-at-rest and data-in-transit are extended to iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. This means sensitive data remains protected and secure while being transmitted through vulnerable channels.

    As a chosen mobile solutions provider for all of the G7 governments, BlackBerry continues to be a trusted partner to governments across the globe. To date, BlackBerry has received more than 50 government certifications and the BlackBerry 10 platform remains the only mobility solution to receive the coveted Full Operational Capability (FOC) certification to run on DoD networks.

    For more information about security and the BlackBerry platform visit www.blackberry.com/security.

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