The BlackBerry solution has a legacy in government mobility, with more third-party security certifications and more government mobile device management experience than any provider of mobile solutions. Today we’re excited to share the news that Research In Motion will begin a pilot program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) using BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) in early 2013. ICE will be one of the first government organizations to pilot the new BlackBerry 10 platform.
“ICE has been a valued BlackBerry customer for years, and our commitment to government agencies has influenced the development of the BlackBerry 10 platform,” said Scott Totzke, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Security, Research In Motion. “Along with providing workers with secure access to behind-the-firewall confidential information, BlackBerry 10 can help organizations fully leverage the potential of mobile technology to offer new services, improve service delivery and increase organizational productivity. We look forward to sharing more features of the BlackBerry 10 platform at our global launch event on January 30.”
This pilot program reinforces our commitment to providing secure mobile devices and management solutions for government and public sector agencies. For end users, BlackBerry 10 devices will feature a seamless flow between personal and work uses through BlackBerry Balance technology. For administrators, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will provide a complete solution for managing mobile devices from a unified web-based console.
In addition, the BlackBerry 10 platform has received FIPS 140-2 certification, meeting the criteria for secure encryption set by the U.S. and Canadian Governments. This certification enables government agencies to deploy both BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones from the day of launch.
(As of February 2015, BlackBerry holds 70+ security certifications and approvals from governments.)
We look forward to launching the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s BlackBerry 10 pilot program and to continuing our partnerships with government agencies around the world.