BlackBerry receives top security clearance from U.S. Defense Department

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BlackBerry has earned a “full operational capability” designation from the U.S. Defense Department for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones and enterprise service, the smartphone company said Thursday.

BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said the security certification will allow U.S. government employees to securely access email, data, apps and other department network resources using the company’s latest smartphones.

The designation completes BlackBerry’s security certification process with the U.S. Defense Department, the company said. “As the first mobile solutions provider to achieve FOC, BlackBerry continues to prove why we are the most trusted enterprise mobility platform,” said John Sims, president of BlackBerry’s Global Enterprise Services.