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BlackBerry 10 Encryption Comparison to iOS and Android

BlackBerry 10 Encryption Comparison to iOS and Android

Encryption is the process of encoding information into an unreadable file that requires a decryption key to decode the received data.

Why did BlackBerry implement encryption?

  • Required for government and certain regulated industries
  • Mobile devices accessing and storing private and confidential information

Why is BlackBerry the “gold standard” in mobile security? (Sources: IDC 2012, Trend Micro 2012)

  • End-to-end encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 Validation, Common Criteria, and other government and industry certifications and accreditations
  • BlackBerry Balance built into the operating system
  • Advanced security controls and IT policies

Here is a comparison of BlackBerry 10 to iOS, Android, and legacy BlackBerry devices:

 

 

BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier

BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook

iOS and Android

BES 5 or BES 10

Email, PIM, Attachments  FIPS 140-2 Validated
256-bit AES
End-to-end encryption
Advanced security controls
FIPS 140-2 Validated

256-bit AES
End-to-end encryption

Advanced security controls

ActiveSync encryption

Basic security controls

Enterprise Apps and Work Browser VPN  (IPSec) encryption

ActiveSync only

Email, PIM, Attachments N/A ActiveSync encryption
Basic security controls
ActiveSync encryption
Basic security controls
Enterprise Apps and Work Browser VPN (IPSec) encryption VPN (IPSec) encryption

Consumer (Personal)

Email, PIM, Attachments, Apps, Browser, Media None None None
BBM Data scrambled Data scrambled N/A

 

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