BlackBerry 10 gets crucial security certification ahead of launch

BlackBerry 10 FIPS Certification

BlackBerry 10 will apparently live up to Research In Motion’s (RIMM) reputation for top-notch mobile security right out of the gate. RIM on Thursday announced that BlackBerry 10 has received the vitally important FIPS 140-2 certification that the company says “will enable government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, RIM’s new mobile enterprise management solution, from the day of launch.”

RIM says that this is the first time that a BlackBerry platform has received FIPS certification before launch.

Michael K. Brown, RIM’s vice president for security product management and research, said that BlackBerry 10 “integrates end-to-end security, and includes certified encryption algorithms for data at rest and data in transit” while adding that “no other mobile solution has achieved the level of security accreditation that the BlackBerry solution has.”

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