BlackBerry has revealed that Secure Work Space for iOS and Android, a multi-platform containerization solution of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has got the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Along with the BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) customers will now be able to use iOS and Android smartphones and tablets connected with the BES10 Enterprise Mobility Management solution.
“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. 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”, said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry.
This approval highlights that BlackBerry’s security capabilities are reliable and capable of sensitive and confidential data to the 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 ensures that the important data remains fully secured and protected at the time of transfer through various channels. On the other hand, this approval will also provide more confidence to the government agencies in order to create a more open mobile environment with a selection of devices and operating systems.
This approval makes BlackBerry a trusted partner to the G7 and other governments around the globe. Moreover BlackBerry has also received approximately 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.