BlackBerry® offers the gold standard in security with the experience and certifications to back it up. For several decades BlackBerry has led the mobile industry in security, pioneering secure mobile messaging. Through research and development, as well as strategic acquisitions, BlackBerry has built on this heritage. With secure connectivity via the BlackBerry Infrastructure, only BlackBerry can deliver end-to-end security without the need for open firewall ports or VPN.
The Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform delivers proven containerization and Mobile Application Management built on decades of experience by the people who invented containerization.
With WatchDox by BlackBerry, BlackBerry extends security to content, pervasively applying DRM policies to documents no matter where they go.
BlackBerry continuously innovates new approaches for mobile security to uniquely protect the 3 C’s of corporate data – content, credentials and configurations. Military-grade AES-256 encryption ensures data is always protected on the device, across the mobile network and all the way into your corporate infrastructure.
BlackBerry solutions enable organizations to comply with stringent multi-national regulatory requirements. In fact, BlackBerry is the only cross-platform mobile collaboration solution to achieve Common Criteria EAL4+ for both iOS and Android, providing the highest level of security in the market.
BlackBerry provides Common Criteria Certified applications, as well as the Common Criteria Certified Good Dynamics Platform for building your own secure applications.
While BlackBerry pioneered mobile security with its own devices, including the world’s most secure Android smartphones, today BlackBerry provides enterprise-grade solutions across all common mobile devices. From Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies with BES®12 to secure containerization with Good Dynamics and content security with WatchDox, every BlackBerry solution works on your choice of end-points including iOS®, Android™, Windows®, Windows Phone®, Mac OS® X, BlackBerry® and wearables.
You get more flexibility around devices and ownership policies, while protecting your most important asset—your business data.
BlackBerry defined security on the mobile device. From pioneering mobile messaging to inventing mobile containerization (via Good Technology), BlackBerry has always led the market with new and innovative ways to protect corporate data on mobile devices.
In fact, BlackBerry was the only company to receive the highest scores in all 6 use cases of the Gartner Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management Report.
BlackBerry mobile security solutions are deployed, tested and trusted in many of the world’s largest and most demanding mobile environments with the highest security restrictions. Many of these organizations have also done extensive pen testing of BlackBerry solutions, and are using them in mission-critical environments, including:
BlackBerry security solutions have been independently certified for some of the most demanding customers in government, defense, intelligence agencies, regulated industries, and large enterprises.
BlackBerry certifications include:
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|
|Austria||Center for Secure Information Technology||Not specified|
|Australia||Defense Signals Directorate||RESTRICTED|
|New Zealand||Government Communications Security Bureau||RESTRICTED|
|United States||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:
1 As of February 2014
2 As of November 2013