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BlackBerry has secured a five-year, multimillion dollar contract to provide crisis communications software for the Joint Emergency Mass Notification Systems of the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office. The company said Tuesday AtHoc-built software will power JEMNS to facilitate secure notification and communications in the event of a critical situation for approximately 50,000 people that work and visit the U.S. Capitol Complex. “It’s critical for […] More
BlackBerry‘s latest operating system and its multi-OS enterprise mobility management platform have received the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Security Technical Implementation Guides approval for use across the Defense Department. BlackBerry said Tuesday the STIG approval certifies its BES12 platform and BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 for smartphones as compliant with efforts to help government agencies and organizations prevent cyber attacks. “Security is one of the […] More
BlackBerry‘s AtHoc division has updated its crisis management platform in an effort to address market trends. BlackBerry said Monday the updates include an option to create rules for forwarding alerts received from external organizations and sources, automated staff mustering, management alerting and severity-codified notifications. “Critical events are inherently complex, and our customers have been asking for faster and more […] More
A BlackBerry business unit has expanded its networked crisis communications platform in Europe in an effort to support public safety. AtHoc has made its platform available in Europe to address the need for secure communications for the cloud-based exchange of data in support of life safety and business continuity, the company said Tuesday. AtHoc President Guy Miasnik said the […] More
BlackBerry has received a $20 million order to deliver a communications platform for the Department of Veterans Affairs' notification and personnel accountability systems in an effort to help protect employees and contractors during crises. The company's AtHoc networked crisis communication system will work to centralize response activities and provide real-time status of all users to VA […] More
Washington, D.C.’s public transportation agency has chosen a BlackBerry division to implement a unified network for agency personnel, first responders and local emergency organizations to communicate in the event of a crisis. BlackBerry said Tuesday the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will use AtHoc‘s Connect alerting and crisis communication platform to distribute information to and from Metro’s enterprise monitoring, helpdesk and customer service facilities. […] More
BlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security, corporate sponsors and nonprofit representatives to promote digital privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity. Edward Hearst, vice president of U.S. government business development at BlackBerry, will represent the company on the NCSA board, the alliance said Wednesday. “Through […] More
BlackBerry Ltd. has received a new Defense Department approval to deploy the company’s mobile device public key infrastructure credentials throughout the department. DoD personnel will use the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to access and share data without the use of common access card tools for security, BlackBerry said Thursday. “The DoD approval demonstrates how […] More
The Defense Department‘s U.S. Special Operations Command is seeking information on potential providers of integrity verification and tamper detection tools for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. USSOCOM said Thursday it wants a technology that can help special operations forces to monitor and audit BlackBerry 10 software and application modules. The command is also interested in acquiring a […] More
BlackBerry‘s Secusmart subsidiary has worked with IBM and Samsung to develop a tablet that supports SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 to enable secure mobile communications for government and enterprise users. BlackBerry said Saturday the SecuTABLET is based on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and is awaiting security certification for classified data from the German Federal Office for Information Security. “Working alongside […] More
Boeing and BlackBerry will collaborate to offer government customers an Android smartphone designed to have a tamper-proof covering and a security architecture, Bloomberg reported Saturday. John Chen, chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, confirmed the partnership during an earnings call with investors on Saturday, according to the report by Julie Johnsson and Gerrit De Vynck. Johnsson […] More
Salesforce.com and BlackBerry have partnered to develop a mobility product that combines Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform and BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management tools in an effort to support the productivity, security and collaboration requirements of a mobile workforce. BlackBerry said Thursday its BES12 software works to deliver customer relationship management and device management to deliver mobile end-to-end services across enterprise mobile platforms. “This agreement will allow […] More
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