RIM Blackberry 10 Gains US Government Security Clearance
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“Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that BlackBerry 10 is ready to meet the strict security requirements of government agencies and enterprises at launch,” said Michael K. Brown, Vice President, Security Product Management and Research at RIM in a press release. “What differentiates BlackBerry is that it integrates end-to-end security, and includes certified encryption algorithms for data at rest and data in transit. No other mobile solution has achieved the level of security accreditation that the BlackBerry solution has.”
RIM employs AES 256-bit encryption on its devices and solutions, and the company says that its products have passed several other independent security assessments from around the globe.