Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
BlackBerry 7 and 7.1 Operating Systems Approved for Use by Australian and New Zealand Governments
Posted on 17-May-2012 14:22. | Tags Filed under: News.



BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry 7.0 and 7.1 Operating Systems (BlackBerry 7) have been successfully evaluated and approved for Government use by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) of the Australian Government.

The certification from the DSD affirms that the BlackBerry 7 Operating System meets the Australian and New Zealand Government’s strict security standards for a wide range of the Governments’ information classifications, representing the majority of day-to-day operational communications.

BlackBerry 7.0 and 7.1 Operating Systems, when used in accordance with Government guidance, can be used to secure information with a classification of up to and including RESTRICTED for the New Zealand Government and up to and including PROTECTED for the Australian Government.

"With the DSD approval of BlackBerry 7, Research In Motion continues to lead the industry when it comes to meeting the security certification requirements of governments around the world,” said Scott Deacon, Manager, Security Certifications, Research In Motion.

Tim Dillon, Associate Vice President Asia Pacific End User & Mobility Research, IDC Asia/Pacific, said, “As organisations continue to embrace mobility across all facets of their operations, the security risk escalates considerably. In today's environment, mobile security is more than just device management. Organisations need an integrated capability that spans device, network, applications and data.”

BlackBerry 7 powers the new generation of BlackBerry smartphones and includes significant performance enhancements as well as many new features and functionality including Liquid Graphics™ technology, fast BlackBerry browsing and NFC technology. BlackBerry 7 continues to set the standard for information protection, with support for ECC (Elliptical Curve Cryptography), AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and the ability to protect enterprise data transmitted between a BlackBerry smartphone and internal systems.


More information: http://www.blackberry.com/go/security...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Dotcom appeal to be livestreamed
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by BlueShift on 31-Aug-2016 16:27 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Housing crisis in Auckland
Created by thestokes, last reply by MikeB4 on 31-Aug-2016 17:22 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


The Universe, who is fascinated by that?
Created by tdgeek, last reply by joker97 on 31-Aug-2016 17:30 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Camry Hybrid - 300kg towing capability. Really!!??
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by Dingbatt on 31-Aug-2016 17:31 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


3G / 4G network gateway
Created by SATTV, last reply by PhantomNVD on 29-Aug-2016 13:27 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by Kopkiwi on 31-Aug-2016 15:02 (427 replies)
Pages... 27 28 29


Should sky do this?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by tdgeek on 31-Aug-2016 17:35 (13 replies)

Insulation - much benefit of more than R3.2?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by mattwnz on 31-Aug-2016 17:34 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3