There is more good news for Blackberry on the security front. At the recently concluded Black Hat 2014 Security conference, they announced that its Secure Work Space for IOS and Android received the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval, by the U.S. Defense Information Syetem Agency, which is part of the US Department of Defense.
Secure workspace, which is a feature on the Blackberry BES 10 platform which allows administrators to manage and secure mobile devices for not just Blackberry 10, but also IOS and Android devices on their own internal networks.
The fact that Blackberry has received STIG approval from the US department of defense is indeed great news for the company, especially now since the main focus is on its enterprise customers for whom security is paramount. For those who don’t know the Security Technical Implementation Guide is, the definition is below.
“A Security Technical Implementation Guide or STIG is a methodology for standardized secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware. These guides when implemented ‘lockdown’ common and typically permissive software to further reduce vulnerabilities. The term was coined in 1998 by DISA which creates configuration documents in support of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The implementation guidelines include recommended administrative processes and span the devices’ lifecycle. STIG scanning software is used to implement / validate proper configuration.”
Blackberry’s President of global enterprise, John Sims had this to say about the announcement
“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.”
In addition to attending the Black Hat 2014 summit in Las Vegas, Blackberry recently hosted a security summit of its own in New York City on July 29th. Below are some of the highlights. One of the main focus of this summit was on Mobile Security, especially given the fact that more and more companies are implementing a BYOD policy. With the BYOD policy becoming a reality across many organizations, there is a critical need to manage and secure these devices. Blackberry’s BES 10 platform and its secure workspace, which was showcased at this conference, excels at providing such a need, not only for Blackberry 10 devices, but also IOS and Android devices.
Highlights from the security summit in New York City
So you can see folks. Blackberry has such a stellar reputation in providing security that among its customers is the US Defense Information Systems agency and the Department of defense. Its end to end mobile device management platform is the best there is out there.
So if you are a company looking to secure your devices. Blackberry Enterprise Server 10 is the way to go.