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We live and breathe mobile security so you don’t have to. The BlackBerry® platform is purpose built for security, to deliver the best protection for work content, on device and in transit for both corporate-owned and BYOD devices. Your business data stays safe and your workers stay productive.
Mix and match security levels based on different user requirements throughout your organization, from a basic level for BYOD, to the ultimate mobile security for those handling sensitive information. BlackBerry® 10 devices, BES10 and the Gold level EMM* option together deliver the ultimate device management solution to enable compliance for government, financial services, regulated and other high-security environments.1 Where highly granular device, content and apps controls are required, Gold level EMM delivers the ultimate solution for high-security mobility. BlackBerry has the only EMM solution that's fully FIPS 140-2 validated for BlackBerry 10 and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android. And is the first and only end-to-end platform to be awarded Full Operational Capability by U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
In-depth details of BES10 security, including the BES10 Security Technical Overview and Policy Reference Spreadsheet.
In-depth details of BES 5 security, including the BES 5 Security Technical Overview and Policy Reference Guide.
Documentation for administrators deploying Secure Work Space for iOS and Android.
Public guidance and tools for customers, including Security Advisories and Notices.
As a market leader in the area of information assurance and compliance, BlackBerry is committed to independent, third-party approvals and certifications of our security. BlackBerry is active in the Cryptographic Module Validation Program in North America, United Kingdom CESG Assisted Product Service (CAPS) and International Common Criteria evaluation scheme.
NATO has approved the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution for the storage and transmission of data up to and including the NATO RESTRICTED classification.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution has been approved for storing and transmitting sensitive data by several major government organizations.
|Nation||Organization||Maximum Classification Level|
|Canada||Communications Security Establishment||PROTECTED B|
|United Kingdom||CESG||RESTRICTED / IL3|
||Center for Secure Information Technology
||Defense Signals Directorate
|New Zealand||Government Communications Security Bureau
||National Institute of Standards and Technology||Sensitive but unclassified|
|Turkey||Turkish Standards Institute||Not specified|
The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) governs the conformance testing of cryptographic modules to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, "Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules."
The following products are FIPS validated:
The following products are currently undergoing FIPS validation:
The following BlackBerry cryptographic modules have earned FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-1 validations through the CMVP:
The BlackBerry OS Cryptographic Library is a software module that provides the cryptographic functionality required for secure operation of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and devices running the BlackBerry® 10 OS. The BlackBerry OS Cryptographic Library has been awarded the following FIPS 140-2 validation:
The BlackBerry Cryptographic Kernel is the cryptographic module that provides the core cryptographic services required for BlackBerry smartphone functionality. All Java® enabled BlackBerry smartphones contain the BlackBerry Cryptographic Kernel, which has been awarded the following FIPS 140-2 validations:
View FIPS 140-2 validations for BlackBerry Device Software versions earlier than 5.0
The BlackBerry® Cryptographic Library is a software module that provides cryptographic services to many BlackBerry® desktop products such as the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, BlackBerry® Desktop Software, and many other BlackBerry® products. The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library has been awarded the following FIPS 140-2 validations:
The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Cryptographic Kernel is the cryptographic module that provides the cryptographic services required for BlackBerry Enterprise Server functionality. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Cryptographic Kernel has been awarded the following FIPS 140-2 validations:
The BlackBerry® Cryptographic Java Module is a software module that provides cryptographic services to BlackBerry® products such as the BlackBerry® PlayBook Administration Service, and other BlackBerry® products. The BlackBerry Java Module has been awarded the following FIPS 140-2 validation:
The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader for BlackBerry devices is an accessory that, when used in proximity to certain Bluetooth(R) enabled BlackBerry devices and computers, integrates smart card use with the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution, letting users authenticate with their smart cards to log in to Bluetooth enabled BlackBerry devices and computers.
The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library for Secure Work Space is a software The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library for Secure Work Space is a software module that provides cryptographic services required for secure operation of non-BlackBerry® devices running supported operating systems, when used in conjunction with BlackBerry® MDM solutions.
The BlackBerry Cryptographic Application Programming Interface (API) is a suite of comprehensive cryptographic functionality provided by all Java® enabled BlackBerry smartphones. Available for use by third-party BlackBerry application developers, the implementations of cryptographic algorithms in the BlackBerry Cryptographic API have been awarded validation certificates for the following:
CESG is the United Kingdom National Technical Security Authority. The CESG Assisted Product Service (CAPS) has been designed to help private sector companies develop cryptographic products for use by the United Kingdom government and other appropriate organizations. BlackBerry has been approved for use at RESTRICTED (IL3), when configured and used in line with CESG guidance. This approval is based on a CAPS-style evaluation.
The following products have been evaluated and approved:
If you’re using a software version older than those listed above, BlackBerry recommends updating to one of the listed versions.
The Common Criteria is an international evaluation scheme of IT security products and systems. Common Criteria evaluation results are recognized by 26 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The following BlackBerry products have obtained a Common Criteria EAL 2+ certification:
The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is the first wireless platform to earn Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification. The following BlackBerry products have obtained EAL 4+ certification:
Gold level EMM for BlackBerry 10 devices and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is available with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, V10.1 and later
*Gold level EMM provides the management and control feature set for BlackBerry 10 devices previously known under the name EMM Regulated, and also covers the containerization option for iOS and Android management known as Secure Work Space for iOS and Android
iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. iOS® is used under license by Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.