Now have a Secure Tablet by BlackBerry and Samsung

Secure Tablet

Samsung Electronics, the brand mobile phone developer is all set to incorporate BlackBerry’s encryption technology into a Samsung tablet used by German government agencies that have access to and use classified information. The modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 dubbed SecuTABLET, has Blackberry’s Secusmart encryption and certification technology built in. The technology locks down the data stored on and transferred from the tablet.

The SecuTablet

According to Blackberry, SecuTABLET is the latest BlackBerry product that meets the security guidelines set by German government agencies. SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 had also received approval and is being used by the German government to secure its mobile voice and data communication.

Samsung and Blackberry already worked together and were joined by IBM in building high-security tablets to launch a custom-made version of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The device was known as the Secu Tablet. It was specifically made to provide security for its users. However, it was quite expensive as it was sold for $2,380 each. The tablet was approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security. It was also tagged with a security level “for public authorities” for its amazing safety features.

The companies claim that the new tablet will be embedded with an encryption technology. This new aspect of encoding should improve the security of an already-secure Samsung tablet. The device will be literally spy-proof thus allowing government agencies to use it without worrying about any national security issues.

BlackBerry recently launched a software licensing program that enables the BlackBerry Hub and other applications to be available on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This means the BlackBerry Hub is now the SecuTABLET’s centralized and secure messaging inbox, collecting all messages, such as emails, calendar entries and any application notifications in one organized location.

Galaxy Tab S2, some unnamed agencies in Germany are using some undisclosed number of SecuTABLETs, the SecuTABLET has achieved Germany’s VS-NfD security rating, and you can use the Hub application on the SecuTABLET.

Blackberry DTEK50

DTEK50 Blackberry

Blackberry is Germany’s most renowned smartphone manufacturer. Despite being a pioneer in the industry, the company has been struggling for the past couple of years with the rise of other smartphone giants. They even had to replace their own operating system to use the more popular Android OS. Blackberry has also tried to catch up with trendier and more stylish handsets. In fact, they released a second Android-based smartphone model in July called DTEK50. The first Android phone Blackberry released was the Priv. The device, which BlackBerry claims is the world’s most secure Android based phone, goes for $300 and is missing a BlackBerry signature: that is its keyboard. The DTEK50 encrypts the data saved in the smartphone’s memory. That means if you lose the phone or it’s stolen, hackers won’t be able to get access to your data. The chip-level security built in also runs a safe version of the Android operating system. The phone even acts as a police officer, automatically monitoring the Android OS and apps to alert you when your privacy could be at risk. But these were not successful in the market because of their pricing.

Future of Blackberry

Many experts believe that future of Blackberry is bleak and will be no more heard. But the diverson strategy of Blackberry is about to make another revolution in the telecom technology. Blackberry is focusing on building a name as the top provider of security and productivity software. Samsung will strengthen the wall with their own security software called Knox. These features should make the tablet the safest way to send messages between users. The primary commodity that Blackberry can offer their customers right now is privacy. No other competitor can match their ability to do so.