BlackBerry 10 Wins NATO Approval for Restricted Communications

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BlackBerry 10 got another seal of approval for secure government use again. This time it is coming from NATO who approved the devices for communications up to the level of “Restricted.” This is combined with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as a whole package for all 28 members of NATO.

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BlackBerry 10 Receives NATO Approval for Restricted Communications

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 1, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones have been the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to the level of "Restricted". The certification allows agencies in NATO countries in all 28 member states across North America and Europe to use BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphones in the office or in the field.

"We built the new BlackBerry 10 platform from the ground up with the highest security needs of our government and enterprise customers in mind," said Scott Totzke, Senior Vice President of Security at BlackBerry. "The fact that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones have been approved for classified communications just months after debut, is testament to the thoroughness of its design and our commitment to our defense and government customers."

The NATO certification is a significant milestone for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. It provides assurance to security-conscious organizations, including government agencies, companies in regulated industries and other organizations dealing with sensitive information, that data handled by BlackBerry 10 smartphones is strongly secured and encrypted. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 integrates end-to-end security, and uses AES 256-bit, the highest encryption level of the standard, for data at rest and data in transit.

Since launching earlier this year, more than 25,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 commercial and test servers have been installed globally, reflecting the clear need by companies to have a cross-platform Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that delivers a strong level of security, control and management at the device and app level.

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  1. Yay, now how many devices would that be?

  2. Excellent… excellent… Soon BB10 will take over… Haha a guy can dream right? :D

  3. If I’m not mistaken, that’s the first time BlackBerrys can be used for classified information and it’s probably restricted to devices running 10.2 and above.

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