BlackBerry 10 smart phones and PlayBook tablets and devices that use Samsung’s Android Knox mobile device management system are OK for use on United States Department of Defense networks, the military has decided.
BlackBerry Q10 out shinning Z10 in U.K.
Last month, the company was faced with rumours that the BB10 mobile operating system failed security tests administered by the United Kingdom’s Communications-Electronic Security Group. The CESG quickly denied these reports saying it has not yet performed any evaluation but said the BB10 platform is “likely to present a viable solution for the U.K. government.”
One feature of the BB10 is Balance, which enables IT administrators and users to separate personal and work accounts in their BB10 handsets. The feature is touted by the mobile device maker as an excellent deterrent to data leaks in the corporate setting and one that addresses the security needs of organizations employing so-called bring your own device (BYOD) policies.
End-of-support-devices: Time to Upgrade is Now
Sadly, it’s too often the case that something needs to ‘go boom’ with networking devices for organizations to realize there’s even a problem. But there are simple steps IT leaders before disaster strikes.