âSecurity in mobile devices is an increasingly important topic in the field of mobile communication. By developing a solution for the BlackBerryÂ® platform, we are able to meet all the security requirements of our business customers on all levels thanks to additional encoding,â explains Dr. Kai Grassie, head of the New Business division at G&D.
Scott Totzke, Vice President of the BlackBerryÂ® Security Group at Research In Motion (RIM) added: âThe BlackBerryÂ® solution is renowned for its robust and accredited security architecture. Working in conjunction with the secure BlackBerryÂ® platform, the G&D Mobile Security Card offers increased flexibility and control to organizations that want to implement their own encryption standards for wireless communications.â
The BlackBerryÂ® Enterprise Solution gives mobile users secure access to their e-mail, calendar, address book, tasks and notes as well as enterprise instant messaging, web-based applications and services (intranet) and other corporate applications, making work processes much more efficient.
For authorities and companies with special security requirements, G&D has extended its existing range of services to include a new solution which can be flexibly integrated in any organizationâs IT procedures and is very easy to operate. It provides additional encryption for mobile e-mail â along the entire transmission route between senders and receivers.
Users simply have to insert the G&D Mobile Security Card into the microSDâ¢ card slot of their BlackBerryÂ® smartphone. In addition to providing usable data memory of at least 1 GB, the Mobile Security Card also contains an efficient smart card chip as an alternative to external smart cards.
The Mobile Security Card can act as an independent cryptographic module and takes over the function of user authentication and all encryption and signature operations. Users authenticate themselves to the Mobile Security Card by means of a two-factor process and, if successful, are then granted access to their BlackBerryÂ® smartphone. This prevents any fraudulent use of the system by unauthorized parties. The card can also be integrated into the customerâs mail server environment to provide user-friendly encryption and signature services for e-mail traffic. The data stored on a BlackBerryÂ® smartphoneâs in-built memory can also be encrypted with the help of G&Dâs Mobile Security Card.
Independent Software Vendors can also use the Mobile Security Card and flexibly develop their own security solutions. G&D integrated its Mobile Security Card into the BlackBerryÂ® Device Software v5.0 to work in conjunction with BlackBerryÂ® Enterprise Server 5.0. The solution will provide great added value for professional corporate use in the future, combining a high level of security with outstanding user friendliness.
The new security solution is suitable for use in all leading messaging systems including MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, IBM LotusÂ® DominoÂ® and NovellÂ® GroupWiseÂ®. It can act as a high-security platform for numerous mobile applications â for instance, the mobile use of ERP/CRM or online banking systems, which are particularly security-sensitive.
The solution will be sold by system integrators, value-added reseller and distributors.