BlackBerry awarded “Authority To Operate”

9th August 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, August 9, 2013: BlackBerry today announced the U.S. Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has given BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the Authority to Operate (ATO) on Department of Defense (DoD) networks. BlackBerry is the first Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider to obtain an ATO.

With the ATO, DISA is now developing the infrastructure to support BlackBerry 10 smartphones. DISA is architecting the capacity to support 10,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones by this fall and 30,000 by the end of 2013 on DoD networks.

Scott Totzke, SVP, BlackBerry Security Group at BlackBerry, said, “Being the first smartphones to be supported on U.S. Department of Defense networks further establishes BlackBerry’s proven and validated security model. With foreign entities – governmental and criminal – ramping up attacks on electronic communications and information systems, BlackBerry provides government agencies with a proven partner that follows top-to-bottom security protocols.”

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