BlackBerry 10 smartphones get NATO approval for classified restricted communications

NATO has approved BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones for classified restricted communications.

The certification allows agencies in NATO countries in all 28 member states across North America and Europe to use BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the office or in the field.

“We built the new BlackBerry 10 platform from the ground up with the highest security needs of our government and enterprise customers in mind,” said Scott Totzke, senior vice president of Security at BlackBerry.

The NATO certification is a significant milestone for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.

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It provides assurance to security-conscious organizations, including government agencies, companies in regulated industries and other organizations dealing with sensitive information, that data handled by BlackBerry 10 smartphones is strongly secured and encrypted.

Since launching earlier this year, more than 25,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 commercial and test servers have been installed globally.

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