“I am not allowed, for security reasons, to have an iPhone,” Mr. Obama told a group of young people while pitching his signature health-care law at the White House. Instantly this statement is repeated countless times around the word. The President of the United States is often seen with this BlackBerry which was one of the battles that President Obama fought when he was elected as he is quoted as saying that he “didn’t want to loose touch with the people”. Secret Service has allowed the President to have his BlackBerry phone which is the only phone that meets the security standard and is deemed safe enough for the president to use.
In an ironic twist, it seems like the US President is not the only one using BlackBerry for secure communications. Post the NSA leaks that showed how the US Government monitoring German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, she too has switched to the new BlackBerry Z10. The German government has purchased 40 000 secure BlackBerry Z10 phone in 2013.
One of the reasons that BlackBerry is so safe is that it uses the the services of Secusmart to keep their work and personal separate and safe on the device. This is BlackBerry’s Balance which separates work apps and communications from personal apps and communications. This means that no rouge software can intercept or leak confidential info.
Having a loyal fan such as the President of the United States and the German government is a great endorsement for BlackBerry. John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, has recently announced in an open letter that BlackBerry is going back to their roots to do what they do best: provide secure enterprise grade communication solutions.
Solutions like that allow governments, and businesses, to work securely.