7. Government Security Clearance
Wednesday BlackBerry received an important nod from the federal government in the form of a security clearance for use of its BES 10 by U.S. government agencies to manage and secure Android and iOS devices. The clearance impacts BlackBerry's Secure Work Space offering, part of its BES 10 platform. Now BlackBerry meets Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification and its mobile device management platform can be used to wall off corporate email, calendar, contacts and memos on nearly any smartphone and tablet devices.