Blackberry denies that BB10 failed UK govt security check

21/03/2013

Blackberry Denies That BB10 Failed UK Govt Security Check

Canadian mobile phone manufacturer Blackberry has denied that it has failed to pass UK government security standards.

Reports yesterday commented that the company "understands" that its latest operating system had failed to be accepted by the government because it wasn't deemed secure enough. Blackberry has now said that the report was "both false and misleading". 

The new BB10 which splits the phone into two accounts, one for personal use and the other for business purposes was reported to have not met certain security standards set out by the Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG). The board said that it has yet to evaluate operating system.

A statement from CESG said that they expect to judge the safety of a number of platforms in the summer, including the BB10.

"We have a strong security partnership with Blackberry and this gives us confidence that Blackberry 10 is likely to represent a viable solution for UK government."

Blackberry's latest operating system, 7.1, was approved by the CESG for use by the government and BB10 has already been accepted by the American government.

Posted by Peter Robinson

Sell my phone now