RIM has been pushing the BlackBerry PlayBook to governments and corporations looking for a secure, solid tablet. The PlayBook recently received FIPS certification for the United States, the only tablet to receive this so far. Now, the Australian government can use the PlayBook as their Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has approved it. However, it is only approved as long as the PlayBook is connected to an approved BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry Bridge.

“RIM continues to set the benchmark for government security, and now, with DSD approval, the BlackBerry PlayBook is the first tablet to be certified for deployment in Australian government departments. This again demonstrates our leadership in the government sector, and our commitment and investment in secure mobile technology,” RIM’s manager Security Certifications, Asia Pacific, BlackBerry Security said in a statement.

via ZDNet, Thanks Yash Maharaj!