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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 BlackBerry cryptographic modules have earned FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-1 validations through the CMVP:
The BlackBerry Tablet Cryptographic Kernel is the software module that provides the cryptographic functionality required for basic operation of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. All PlayBook tablets contain the BlackBerry Tablet Cryptographic Kernel, which 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® 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 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, RIM 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: