ICE to Pilot BlackBerry 10 Platform

— December 14, 2012

Research In Motion will begin a pilot program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobile enterprise management solution and BlackBerry 10 smartphones in early 2013. ICE will be among the first government organizations to pilot the new BlackBerry 10 platform.

"ICE has been a valued BlackBerry customer for years, and our commitment to government agencies has influenced the development of the BlackBerry 10 platform." said Scott Totzke, senior vice president, BlackBerry Security, Research In Motion. "Along with providing workers with secure access to behind-the-firewall confidential information, BlackBerry 10 can help organizations fully leverage the potential of mobile technology to offer new services, improve service delivery and increase organizational productivity. We look forward to sharing more features of the BlackBerry 10 platform at our global launch event on January 30."

RIM recently announced that the BlackBerry 10 platform has received FIPS 140-2 certification ahead of launch. The certification enables government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 from the day of launch. RIM first introduced mobile device management solutions more than a decade ago and continues to be a global leader in providing mobility solutions to government agencies.

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