BlackBerry Gains Security Approval for Use With UK Government Restricted Data

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Research In Motion and Government security experts, CESG, today announced that RIM has gained approval for Government employees to use BlackBerry devices to handle “Restricted” data. CESG is the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance and provides guidance to public and private bodies involved in secure data transmission.

Following the first phase of the evaluation, CESG released guidance that allows government customers to start deploying BlackBerry devices to their mobile staff. The guidance covers email, attachment viewing and access to application data through the BlackBerry Mobile Data System.

“The BlackBerry solution provides a security architecture that is trusted by corporations and governments around the world to enhance their operations, productivity and responsiveness,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. “The CESG approval further demonstrates that RIM meets the stringent security requirements for government use in the UK.”