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Scott Totzke: NIST Certifies BlackBerry Enterprise Mobile Security Platform

blackberry logoThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has certified a BlackBerry-made (NASDAQ: BBRY) security platform for Android and Apple devices as compliant with the agency’s cryptography standards.

BlackBerry obtained the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification for its Secure Work Space technology that part of the company’s Enterprise Service 10 mobile device management portfolio, BlackBerry said Wednesday.

The FIPS program works to validate encryption systems for use by government organizations in the U.S. and Canada, according to BlackBerry.

Scott Totzke, senior vice president for BlackBerry’s security group, said the company designed the multi-platform mobile offering to help agencies manage and secure third-party devices.

Secure Work Space is built to store, transmit and separate corporate and personal information in devices running on iOS and Android.

BlackBerry 10 smartphones are authorized by NATO to handle classified communications at a “restricted” level.

The company also has authority-to-operate approval to deploy its MDM system across Defense Department networks.

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