Why BlackBerry?

Serious Mobility for
Serious Business

Mobile-first focus guides us to new
opportunities. Our unmatched scale
and secure network make them realities.

The BlackBerry Advantage

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.

Proven Success in Regulated Industries

Proven success in regulated industries

Security, reliability and productivity are hallmark strengths of BlackBerry Enterprise products and services, and have been instrumental to our success in highly secure and regulated industries. 

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Cross-platform, multi-ownership support

No matter which types of devices your employees use — iOS, Android™, Windows Phone®, or BlackBerry — or your device ownership policy, from BYOD to company-owned, our trusted enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions are available to your organization.

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Anyone can claim they are the best at mobility management. Only BlackBerry has the numbers to prove it:

EMMmore EMM customers
than our closest three
competitors combined1

3.4 millionnew BES10 licenses issued this year, with 25% of total licenses submitted from competitors' EMM solutions2

24/7Global Monitoring through BlackBerry Network Operations Center (NOC)

GlobalInfrastructure with data centers around the world

99.9%Global BlackBerry network has 99.9% average uptime over the past four years

91 Million+Active BBM users and over 200 million registered

35 PetabytesBlackBerry moves more secure mobile data than any other EMM vendor – 35 petabytes per month on average

238%traffic growth between 2010 and 2013

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The New BlackBerry

BES12, a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry, is the foundation for a new generation of enterprise security, productivity and device management. Over the past year, BlackBerry has focused on leveraging our core strengths to deliver the most comprehensive cross-platform enterprise mobility products and services to you.

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“We have a strong cash position with more than $3 billion on hand, a renewed spirit, and trusted technology, network and platform”

“BlackBerry’s new business structure involves a heavier focus on its enterprise services, where we’re still a market leader. Don’t be fooled by the competition’s rhetoric claiming to be more secure or having more experience than BlackBerry"

— John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry

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Purpose built for security

BlackBerry solutions are built for security. They deliver the best protection for work content at rest or in transit, for both corporate and BYOD devices.

BlackBerry solutions deliver end-to-end data encryption and secure device management while protecting users’ experience and privacy.

The right protection for everyone

BlackBerry solutions meet the full range of security needs, from small businesses up to the highest levels of security control. With BlackBerry® Balance technology and Secure Work Space, employees can have a space for their personal use without sacrificing your security needs. From basic BYOD to government-grade mobile security for those handling sensitive information, BlackBerry offers the ultimate device management solution to enable compliance for all environments.

Other benefits include:

  • A secure device OS with automated integrity checks and hardware root-of-trust
  • App security through code signing, sandboxing, and built-in tools to protect against malicious software
  • Compliance monitoring (e.g. detection of jail-broken devices and disallowed app installations) and automated enforcement of corporate policies

End-to-end solution

BlackBerry provides the full end-to-end security solution, from BES12 to BlackBerry devices to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

BlackBerry extends EMM capabilities to BBM Protected for end-to-end encrypted instant messaging, and BlackBerry Blend for secure access to BlackBerry content from desktops, laptops and tablets.

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Approved by NATOFor classified communications up to "Restricted" level - BES10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones were the first to receive this approval

70+More than 70 Security Certifications - more than any other mobile vendor4

16of the G20 governments trust BlackBerry5

Top 10largest law firms trust BlackBerry5

5 out of 5largest oil and gas business rely on BlackBerry5

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Security approvals and certifications

Government and NATO approvals

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
FIPS Validation

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:

  • In-market BlackBerry smartphones
  • BES10
  • BES‎5
  • BlackBerry Secure Work Space
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader
  • BlackBerry PlayBook

The following products are currently undergoing FIPS validation:

  • Upcoming BlackBerry smartphones
  • BES12

The following BlackBerry cryptographic modules have earned FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-1 validations through the CMVP:

BlackBerry OS Cryptographic Library

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:

BlackBerry Cryptographic Kernel

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

BlackBerry Cryptographic Library

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:

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Cryptographic Kernel

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:

BlackBerry Cryptographic Java Module

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:

BlackBerry Smartcard Reader

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.

BlackBerry Cryptographic Library for Secure Work Space

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.

BlackBerry Cryptographic API (Algorithm implementations only)

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:

  • BlackBerry® Device Software versions 4.0–6.0
CAPS Security Program

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:

  • BlackBerry smartphone versions 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and 7.1
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server versions 5.0.1, 5.0.2, and 5.0.3
  • BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader Software version 2.0

If you’re using a software version older than those listed above, BlackBerry recommends updating to one of the listed versions.

Common Criteria Evaluation Scheme

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:

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Choice and balance between consumer and IT demands

Our focus on enterprise-grade solutions is not limited to BlackBerry devices. While BlackBerry devices are still widely embraced for their ability to meet the highest security demands of regulated industries, our solutions deliver world-class support across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry — giving enterprises more flexibility around devices and ownership policies, such as BYOD.

BlackBerry allows organizations to securely manage both work and personal content for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Employees can securely access calendars, corporate contacts, intranet browsers, documents and email accounts without having to set up a virtual private network.

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  1. 1As of January 2014
  2. 2As of April 2014
  3. 3Source: Q2FY15 earning release
  4. 4As of November 2013
  5. 5As of February 2014
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