Research In Motion has just announced that all its smartphones running BlackBerry 7.0 and BlackBerry 7.1 operating systems have been awarded FIPS 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC).
Some of the smartphones that have been certified by both U.S. and Canadian governments include: BlackBerry Bold 9900, 9930 and 9790, BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860, and BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360, 9370 and 9380.
Aside from FIPS 140-2, RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system was also awarded Common Criteria EAL4+ certification.
It is also worth mentioning that the BlackBerry PlayBook recieved its FIPS 140-2 certifications from both governments back in July. According to RIM, with this achievement, customers can be sure its latest BlackBerry smartphones and tablet provide maximum security.