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  1. Corbu's Avatar
    Thanks snejpa.

    More info:
    CeBIT 2015: SecuTABLET - The Secure Tablet for Public Sector and Enterprises

    CeBIT 2015: SecuTABLET - The Secure Tablet for Public Sector and Enterprises
    - Secusmart collaborates with IBM and Samsung to deliver global expertise


    March 14, 2015: 11:30 AM ET

    Secusmart, a BlackBerry company (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), is presenting with IBM at CeBIT 2015, the SecuTABLET, a high-security tablet based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. With the new secure tablet for national and international public sector markets and enterprises, data that is subject to special security requirements can be used on the move. Personal applications or those that are not additionally secured, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp, can also be used.

    The solution is undergoing certification at the German Federal Office for Information Security for the German VS-NfD (classified - for official use only) security rating.

    The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

    "Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions," said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry company. "National and international government customers have entrusted their voice and data communications with the Secusmart Security Card for years. This same technology is what secures the new SecuTABLET. Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry's most secure and complete communications network in the world."

    Joint expertise for global security of communication

    The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on Mobility Impact notes that 63 percent of public sector respondents would appreciate mobile access to their specialized applications like budget and controlling. These data are subject to special security requirements. Access via conventional mobile devices is ruled out.

    "The SecuTABLET closes a supply gap and opens up for government and administrations an opportunity to derive greater benefit from digitization and the mobile Internet, with system integration as a fundamental success factor," said Stefan Hefter, Senior Management Consultant with IBM. "We have contributed our longstanding expertise as a system integrator for mobile solutions. The technology used to make mobile apps secure by means of so-called wrapping has already proven its worth in the United States."

    IBM has provided the secure app wrapping technology for the SecuTABLET, and assists in implementing the high security solutions by Secusmart within the infrastructures of the various clients inside the governmental sector.

    As a BlackBerry company, Secusmart enhances the company's commitment to remaining the leading provider in enterprise mobile security. BlackBerry is the only mobile device management (MDM) vendor that has achieved the "Full Operational Capability" level of certification for operation on U.S. Department of Defense Networks. Furthermore, BlackBerry 10 smartphones were the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to "Restricted" level.
    03-14-15 10:48 AM
  2. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Apologies if already shared...more nice reading on the Passport:
    http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/like-f...tter-with-age/

    Classically Posted.
    03-14-15 11:54 AM
  3. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    And also apologies if posted...fun to follow and see their progress:
    http://onqpl.blogspot.ca/2015/03/beh...pulse.html?m=1


    Classically Posted.
    CDM76, rarsen, bungaboy and 2 others like this.
    03-14-15 11:58 AM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    Bloomberg's take on the CeBIT announcement:
    BlackBerry Uses IBM Software to Make Samsung Tablets Spy-Proof - Bloomberg Business

    (Bloomberg) -- BlackBerry Ltd. introduced a tablet computer aimed at government and corporate customers that it says can let users access consumer applications such as YouTube and WhatsApp while keeping confidential work-related information away from spies and crooks.

    The SecuTABLET, shown at the CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany, is based on Samsung Electronics Co.’s Tab S 10.5 and uses International Business Machines Corp. software to wrap applications that hold secrets into a virtual container where they can’t be harmed by malware. Germany’s computer-security watchdog is certifying the device for classified government communication, BlackBerry’s Secusmart unit said on Saturday.

    BlackBerry acquired Secusmart last year in an effort to win more business from customers demanding rigorous data security. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company, which sold few of its own 2011 Playbook tablets, is shifting from making hardware to building security components and software into competitors’ devices as the frequency of cyber attacks mounts.

    The tablet integrates BlackBerry’s technology with one of its main competitors in the mobile-device market. When IBM and Apple Inc. signed a deal to collaborate on mobile business applications last July, BlackBerry’s stock dropped 12 percent.

    “We do recognize that people actually have a personal life and a business life,” said Lee Epting, head of Samsung’s European corporate-customer business. “We need to be able to easily transfer between those two worlds.”

    Work and Personal

    The tension between maintaining personal privacy while still letting employers secure phones has been in the spotlight recently with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a single device and a home-based server for both her government work and private communications.

    A poll by IBM showed that 63 percent of all officials need access to specific software such as for finances and controlling on their mobile devices. However, many government officials and executives have resisted the use of so-called crypto phones as they tend to limit what users can do with them.

    For instance, making a secure call requires both sides to have the necessary technology installed, and many programs aren’t allowed to run on them because they may pose a point of entry for viruses or snooping software. The devices also tend to be more expensive than off-the-shelf phones.

    Secusmart tries to make its devices safe and useful at the same time by installing a small chipcard, which encrypts voice and data and cannot be corrupted by malware targeting the operating system. The company has shipped BlackBerry 10 devices modified in such a way to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and members of her government.

    Closing Gap

    Samsung has begun emphasizing its enterprise products as it lost its lead in the smartphone market to Apple in the fourth quarter. Its Galaxy S6 phone will ship with the Knox software, which combines improved user authentication and encryption to protect the device from attacks.

    “Together with IBM and Samsung, we’re closing the remaining gap” in Germany’s security network, Secusmart Chief Executive Officer Hans-Christoph Quelle said in a statement. “German federal authorities will have the most modern and most secure communications network in the world.”
    03-14-15 12:23 PM
  5. chrysaurora's Avatar
    Whaaaaa! It's the other way round. These doofus!

    Should be: IBM and Samsung use BlackBerry technology to make these tablets spy-proof.

    Posted via CB10
    03-14-15 12:45 PM
  6. Corbu's Avatar
    Even more... are you guys fed up already?
    Secusmart: SecuTABLET ? sicheres Samsung Tablet ab Sommer 2015 | BB10QNX.de

    Some additional bits of information...

    Secusmart: SecuTABLET - Secure Samsung tablet to be offered in summer 2015

    As previously reported, Secusmart, IBM and Samsung have entered into a new joint venture. The companies want to equip the federal government with secured tablets. Name: SecuTABLET.

    Afirst model based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.5 S will be shown at CeBIT, in Hanover, said Secusmart CEO Hans-Christoph Quelle to the German Press Agency. The marketing should begin in the summer. The necessary VS-NfD (classified – for official use only) approval by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) should be available by year-end, he said.

    Secusmart delivers the tablet’s data transfer infrastructure as well as the crypto software. Samsung combines the hardware (S Galaxy Tab 10.5) with Knox. IBM offers a technology for the protection of the individual apps and will undertake the marketing abroad.

    The tablets are available to the Federal Government under the current contract, under which smartphones are already delivered. The agreement provides for the supply of a total of 10,000 units.

    Secusmart CEO Hans -Christoph Quelle:

    This is the first fully hedged tablet that retains full functionality. So far, security was at the expense of usability.

    The unbreakable code is realized by SecuSUITE, ie the encryption takes a special SD card. Over time, more Samsung tablets are to be protected by the suitable card slot.
    From another source:
    Just like the smartphones, the devices are protected by a cryptographic module in the form of a Micro SD card.

    Translation and editing by GT and myself. Cheers,
    Last edited by Corbu; 03-14-15 at 01:43 PM.
    03-14-15 01:26 PM
  7. bbjdog's Avatar
    Let's get unbiased article!

    CeBIT 2015: SecuTABLET - The Secure Tablet for Public Sector and Enterprises (ccnm)

    DUSSELDORF, GERMANY--(Marketwired - March 14, 2015) - Secusmart, a BlackBerry company (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), is presenting with IBM at CeBIT 2015, the SecuTABLET, a high-security tablet based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. With the new secure tablet for national and international public sector markets and enterprises, data that is subject to special security requirements can be used on the move. Personal applications or those that are not additionally secured, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WhatsApp, can also be used.

    The solution is undergoing certification at the German Federal Office for Information Security for the German VS-NfD (classified - for official use only) security rating.

    The SecuTABLET is a new, secure tablet that supplements the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 portfolio and can be seamlessly integrated into existing SecuSUITE infrastructures.

    "Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions," said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry company. "National and international government customers have entrusted their voice and data communications with the Secusmart Security Card for years. This same technology is what secures the new SecuTABLET. Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry's most secure and complete communications network in the world."

    Joint expertise for global security of communication

    The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on Mobility Impact notes that 63 percent of public sector respondents would appreciate mobile access to their specialized applications like budget and controlling. These data are subject to special security requirements. Access via conventional mobile devices is ruled out.

    "The SecuTABLET closes a supply gap and opens up for government and administrations an opportunity to derive greater benefit from digitization and the mobile Internet, with system integration as a fundamental success factor," said Stefan Hefter, Senior Management Consultant with IBM. "We have contributed our longstanding expertise as a system integrator for mobile solutions. The technology used to make mobile apps secure by means of so-called wrapping has already proven its worth in the United States."

    IBM has provided the secure app wrapping technology for the SecuTABLET, and assists in implementing the high security solutions by Secusmart within the infrastructures of the various clients inside the governmental sector.

    As a BlackBerry company, Secusmart enhances the company's commitment to remaining the leading provider in enterprise mobile security. BlackBerry is the only mobile device management (MDM) vendor that has achieved the "Full Operational Capability" level of certification for operation on U.S. Department of Defense Networks. Furthermore, BlackBerry 10 smartphones were the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to "Restricted" level.

    Secusmart GmbH (www.secusmart.com), a BlackBerry company (BlackBerry - NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX:BB), is the leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive olutions for protecting businesses and governments from electronic eavesdropping. The Dsseldorf-based company's latest innovation is the high-security SecuTABLET, which has been created with IBM and Samsung for use by national and international government agencies and companies. The anti-eavesdropping app Vodafone Secure Call ensures companies can make secure mobile voice calls regardless of the platform and device being used. Since the start of 2015, one of the solutions for securing communications and protecting companies from corporate espionage has been sold to German business customers by Vodafone Germany, the solution's first marketing and distribution partner. With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services.
    03-14-15 01:27 PM
  8. Corbu's Avatar
    Well, I'm not quite done...
    BlackBerry Unveils New Security-Focused Tablet - WSJ
    Device developed together with Samsung and IBM

    By BEN DUMMETT
    March 14, 2015 2:09 p.m. ET

    TORONTO—BlackBerry Ltd. unveiled a new high-security tablet on Saturday as part of its continuing efforts to expand its base with business and government customers.

    The new device, developed with Samsung Electronics Co. and International Business Machines Corp., marks the second time BlackBerry has tried to enter the tablet market. The company said it should be available as early as this summer.

    In 2011 BlackBerry introduced the PlayBook tablet as part of the previous management’s attempt to compete with Apple Inc., Samsung and others in the consumer market. The PlayBook stumbled out of the gate, criticized as lacking core features, and the Canadian company ended up writing down hundreds of millions of dollars in unsold inventory.

    BlackBerry commands little of the global mobile-device market, but businesses still consider it the gold standard of mobile security, a feature governments place a priority on to guard against hackers as they conduct more business over wireless networks.

    BlackBerry’s Secusmart unit developed the new SecuTablet, based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5. It incorporates Secusmart’s encryption technology, which is already used by the German and Canadian governments, among others, to counter eavesdropping. IBM technology allows the tablet to securely separate work applications from personal ones on the device.

    The new tablet also underscores efforts by BlackBerry’s Chief Executive John Chen, who took the helm in November 2013, to try to reignite growth by acquiring new technology through niche acquisitions and by forming partnerships to gain access to a larger potential customer base.

    BlackBerry bought closely held Secusmart last year for an undisclosed amount to gain access to its encryption technology and its relationships with governments.

    The new tablet also builds on BlackBerry’s partnership with Samsung. In November, the companies agreed to sell each other’s mobile-security software. Then earlier this month, BlackBerry said Samsung would incorporate its anti-eavesdropping mobile-encryption and mobile billing technologies into Samsung smartphones installed with the South Korean company’s Knox security platform.
    03-14-15 01:29 PM
  9. La Emperor's Avatar
    So is the OS BB10?....there was a reference to Playbook , etc...in the last article posted.
    If it is then Samsung is licensing??.
    03-14-15 02:00 PM
  10. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    So is the OS BB10?....there was a reference to Playbook , etc...in the last article posted.
    If it is then Samsung is licensing??.
    I'm guessing it's Android OS. But I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the articles. Which is strange.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
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    03-14-15 02:05 PM
  11. La Emperor's Avatar
    I'm guessing it's Android OS. But I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the articles. Which is strange.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    That was my initial guess too but am surprised it's not mentioned explicitly.
    Hoping for the QNX Hypervisor angle or something similar...
    03-14-15 02:09 PM
  12. La Emperor's Avatar
    this has a bit more meat in it and answers my inquiry....it's Android.

    Organizations deploying the SecuTablet will be able to set policies controlling what apps can run on the devices, and whether those apps must be wrapped, said IBM Germany spokesman Stefan Hefter. The wrapping process—in which an app is downloaded from a public app store, bundled with additional libraries that encrypt its network traffic and intercept Android “intents” for actions such as cutting or pasting data, then uploaded to a private app store—ensures that corporate data can be protected at rest, in motion and in use, he said.
    BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet | CIO
    03-14-15 02:26 PM
  13. bspence87's Avatar
    I think "based on the Galaxy Tab S 10.5" sort of implies Android. If it was BB10, IBM would have to rebuild a lot of apps. Plus the mention of having YouTube, Netflix, etc.

    Will probably have Android for Work and Secure Work Space.

    Posted via CB10
    03-14-15 02:30 PM
  14. BanffMoose's Avatar
    One nice thing to take away from this article is that since the Secusmart technology requires a special chip card, it cannot be implemented in any current Apple products like the iPad or iPhone. Apple can't touch the secure market until they change their mindset and actually put a SD Card reader that is compatible with the Secusmart chip card (ie. no proprietary card reader nonsense) in their devices.
    03-14-15 02:55 PM
  15. masterful's Avatar
    One nice thing to take away from this article is that since the Secusmart technology requires a special chip card, it cannot be implemented in any current Apple products like the iPad or iPhone. Apple can't touch the secure market until they change their mindset and actually put a SD Card reader that is compatible with the Secusmart chip card (ie. no proprietary card reader nonsense) in their devices.
    How will they make money on memory

    #BBFactCheck
    03-14-15 04:19 PM
  16. chrysaurora's Avatar
    One nice thing to take away from this article is that since the Secusmart technology requires a special chip card, it cannot be implemented in any current Apple products like the iPad or iPhone. Apple can't touch the secure market until they change their mindset and actually put a SD Card reader that is compatible with the Secusmart chip card (ie. no proprietary card reader nonsense) in their devices.
    True for existing Apple devices.

    Though I wouldn't put it past Apple to design, build, manufacture their own secure chips. They have lot of expertise in cpu design and manufacturing. If they decide to manufacture chip-level secure devices, I think they'll simply design and manufacture their own chips.

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    03-14-15 04:20 PM
  17. BanffMoose's Avatar
    True for existing Apple devices.

    Though I wouldn't put it past Apple to design, build, manufacture their own secure chips. They have lot of expertise in cpu design and manufacturing. If they decide to manufacture chip-level secure devices, I think they'll simply design and manufacture their own chips.
    Yeah, in the current "Apple-can-do-no-wrong" environment, if Apple developed their own security chip, western tech blogs/pundits, Wall Street analysts, and therefore the unthinking masses, would all proclaim that Apple would be the new gold standard for security. Wouldn't matter if it worked or not or how big any discovered security holes are. Let's hope Apple starts to lose its shine after it joins the Dow next week and after it launches the Apple Watch.

    John Chen isn't the only BlackBerry CEO that said something to the effect of "anyone can claim their product is secure. How many can prove they are secure?" BlackBerry practically seeks out every security designation in the world just to prove that it's not just them (BlackBerry) claiming they are secure, but other internationally recognized accreditation entities/experts are claiming it as well.
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    03-14-15 05:16 PM
  18. chrysaurora's Avatar

    John Chen isn't the only BlackBerry CEO that said something to the effect of "anyone can claim their product is secure. How many can prove they are secure?" BlackBerry practically seeks out every security designation in the world just to prove that it's not just them (BlackBerry) claiming they are secure, but other internationally recognized accreditation entities/experts are claiming it as well.
    So true.


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    03-14-15 05:22 PM
  19. bbjdog's Avatar
    More reading material

    Blackberry launches new secure tablet (Thomson Reuters)

    March 14 (Reuters) - Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .

    The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company's stress on secure connections for governments and businesses as it seeks to preserve a niche market after a drubbing in recent years at the hands of emerging smartphone makers such as Apple Inc.

    "Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions," said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, chief executive officer of Secusmart GmbH, in a statement on the new device.

    The device was undergoing certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security for secure rating, the statement said, adding that the new tablet used the same security technology as the Secusmart Security Card.

    "Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry's most secure and complete communications network in the world," Quelle said. (Writing by Frances Kerry; Editing by Marguerita Choy)
    03-14-15 05:54 PM
  20. jake simmons3's Avatar
    More reading material

    Blackberry launches new secure tablet (Thomson Reuters)

    March 14 (Reuters) - Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .

    The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company's stress on secure connections for governments and businesses as it seeks to preserve a niche market after a drubbing in recent years at the hands of emerging smartphone makers such as Apple Inc.

    "Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry's portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions," said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, chief executive officer of Secusmart GmbH, in a statement on the new device.

    The device was undergoing certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security for secure rating, the statement said, adding that the new tablet used the same security technology as the Secusmart Security Card.

    "Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry's most secure and complete communications network in the world," Quelle said. (Writing by Frances Kerry; Editing by Marguerita Choy)
    I wonder what kind of money BlackBerry gets per tablet sold

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    03-14-15 06:06 PM
  21. awindsr's Avatar
    So is the OS BB10?....there was a reference to Playbook , etc...in the last article posted.
    If it is then Samsung is licensing??.
    I would guess no. They mentioned Knox, Android is more prolific, and I would think that a BB10 OS would have at least a QNX tag line somewhere in the many articles referencing the OS as well. It's a pretty big omission from the story for it to be BB10.
    Hope I'm wrong though!


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    03-14-15 06:10 PM
  22. awindsr's Avatar
    03-14-15 06:14 PM
  23. La Emperor's Avatar
    I wonder what kind of money BlackBerry gets per tablet sold

    Posted via CB10
    I read somewhere the tablet cost $2300 with the special BBRY security sauce. The run of the mill tablet cost $500 so there is an $1800 piece of the pie that would be shared. My wild guess is between 1K up to $1200.

    For comparison the Z10 with the same Secusmart card tech was sold for $2700 in 2013. I'm guessing the plain vanilla Z10 was selling for $700 at the time.
    rarsen, morganplus8 and lech31 like this.
    03-14-15 06:39 PM
  24. jake simmons3's Avatar
    I read somewhere the tablet cost $2300 with the special BBRY security sauce. The run of the mill tablet cost $500 so there is an $1800 piece of the pie that would be shared. My wild guess is between 1K up to $1200.

    For comparison the Z10 with the same Secusmart card tech was sold for $2700 in 2013. I'm guessing the plain vanilla Z10 was selling for $700 at the time.
    Jesus..why so much. Does the chip rlly cost that much

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    03-14-15 06:41 PM
  25. farmwersteve's Avatar
    So, after all this news on the new partnership, anyone want to guess how it will affect BlackBerry stock price monday?

    But, my guess is minimal, I suppose it has been said here many times, that the stock price won't go up until BlackBerry shows some good numbers, products and services announcements won't help until they prove it.

    I know that with my heart, but my head is friggin impatient!

    Long BlackBerry!

    Posted via CB10
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    03-14-15 06:49 PM
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