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BlackBerry First to Receive “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks


BlackBerry just scored another huge win in the government space. The BlackBerry 10 solution is the first to get full operational authority it operate on US department of defense networks. Congrats! Full details below:

BlackBerry First to Receive Coveted “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks

Validation completes DISA’s certification process for BlackBerry 10 mobility management platform

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 27, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that BlackBerry(R) 10 has become the first mobility solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) to run on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The designation follows the Company’s Authority to Operate (ATO) certification and enables government users with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone connected with BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) to securely access email, data, apps and other DoD network resources.

BlackBerry was the first Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider to earn ATO and becomes the only vendor with FOC. The granting of FOC completes BlackBerry’s security certification process with the DoD.

“As the first mobile solutions provider to achieve FOC, BlackBerry continues to prove why we are the most trusted enterprise mobility platform,” said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry worked side-by-side with DISA to help certify the BlackBerry 10 solution offering the U.S. government an end-to-end mobile infrastructure that does not compromise on security and provides the most productive and collaborative mobile experience.”

FOC allows government employees to realize the full security, productivity, communication and collaboration benefits of the BlackBerry 10 solution. One of the key features now available to DoD customers with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone is BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM) technology, which allows users to instantly toggle between work and personal profiles. BlackBerry Balance separates and secures work data from personal content, allowing the user to gain secure access to DoD network resources, along with the full benefits of a consumer experience. BlackBerry 10 smartphones are the only DoD-approved smartphones with this capability.

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  1. This is great. And they already received the Authority To Operate last year.
    Yet the DOD continues to somewhat stone wall BBRY.

    Knox is a joke, and iOS is a play thing, and quite irritating to use. Its email system is terrible.

  2. First? So they never had phones before that were fully functional as smart phones?

    • Standards keep changing. Though look how many years iOS and Android had a chance to get such certification, and yet the older BBOS and now BB10 are still the only certified.
      This alone is a testament of BlackBerry’s superior Security offerings.

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