While it seems to be a daily struggle for Apple and Google to fill in the security holes in iOS and Android, BlackBerry seems to have arrived with a large vat of putty and done it for them. BlackBerry Secure Workspace for Android and iOS has been granted FIPS 140-2 certification. Meaning that BlackBerry is bringing something truly new to Android and iOS, security. Who makes the app for that? Oh yes, BlackBerry of course!
“BlackBerry is considered the most trusted and secure mobile platform and we continue to provide customers with choice and flexibility without compromising security,” said Scott Totzke, Senior Vice President, Security Group at BlackBerry. “The FIPS 140-2 validation for Secure Work Space for iOS and Android demonstrates the multi-platform security capabilities that BlackBerry delivers for customers, helping governments and enterprises alike to deploy third-party devices with more confidence and less risk.”
So now BYOD employers that utilize BES 10 can rest assured knowing that the leaking sieve of an iPhone that their employees just must have in order to be productive (actually, so they can continue trying to beat their high score at whatever game that may be) will not be leaking work information.
BlackBerry, leading horses to water and making them drink.