BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) announced that several goods that were being powered by its secure container and apps for both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google’s Android received Evaluation Assurance Level 4 Augmented (EAL4+) certification which is the highest certification level recognized internationally under Common Criteria Program.
BlackBerry is a liberal advocate of secure and private services, and this definitely counts as an achievement. EAL4+ is usually conducted on a frequent basis to products, which are deployed in environment, which are responsible for handling government data. Some of BlackBerry’s Good-secured apps, which received this certification, include the following:
•Good Work client for iOS and Android – containerized email for Exchange and Office 365
•Good Access™ client for iOS and Android – secure browser supporting Kerberos, SAML, and PKI for seamless access to enterprise web apps
•Good Connect™ client for iOS and Android – containerized client for secure enterprise instant messaging (EIM)
•Good Dynamics® SDK for iOS and Android
•Good Control Server
•Good Proxy Server
•Good Enterprise Mobility Server
David Kleidermacher emphasized that security is one of BlackBerry’s primary goal, and their awarding of this certification gives customers a continued level of confidence whenever they are deploying BlackBerry Multi-OS EEM in their organizations. David also pointed out that security is a critical consideration for governments and enterprises and Blackberry always aim at providing the highest level of the same.
Receiving EAL4+ certification and having the majority of Good Collaboration Suite apps, government and enterprise can rest assured that their mobile data has the highest level of protection. Most businesses are seeking a move to the mobile critical business application from MDM-only deployment and BlackBerry is ready to provide a secure platform for this.
It is worthy for such business to note that currently only BlackBerry has been externally validated by Common Criteria to offer reliable and secure services including browsing, emailing and messaging.
Common Criteria usually assesses the design as well as the implementation of security sensitive products according to the set specification. Many organizations and government rely on Common Criteria certification as proof that products that are being deployed meet security requirement. This means that earning such a certification places you in the right path to having lots of customers from both governments and enterprises.
This certification might entice others to become BlackBerry customers in the future.