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RIM's BES, First Mobile Platform to Achieve International security accreditation
Research In Motion today announced that its BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry® device software have been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 augmented (EAL 2+) validations. The certifications were awarded at the 8th International Common Criteria Conference in Rome and acknowledge the robust security features of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution.
"RIM is a pioneer and longstanding advocate of wireless security and we are extremely pleased to report that our BlackBerry software has become the first mobile platform to receive the Common Criteria certification" said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. "This certification, along with numerous other security accreditations from around the world, further illustrates why so many security conscious organizations and governments have chosen the BlackBerry solution."
The Common Criteria is an international standard for validating that IT products meet specific security requirements. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry device software have been independently evaluated by a third-party Common Criteria evaluation facility and meet the security criteria for EAL 2+. This evaluation assurance level is accepted under the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) by 25 countries including:
- Czech Republic
- Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
In addition to the Common Criteria certifications, the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution has been approved for use under the rigorous CAPS program in the UK and has also had several FIPS-140 validations for its embedded encryption module. The solution has also uniquely been approved for the wireless transmission of sensitive data, up to the RESTRICTED classification, by NATO and the UK government, and is widely used by government agencies within the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Canada.
The BlackBerry solution is currently used by a wide range of government and public sector workers around the world, including sectors where privacy and security concerns are paramount or mandated such as in the military, law enforcement and healthcare.
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Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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