Shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.01 points or -0.13% at $7.69 with 1.55 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $7.73, the shares hit an intraday low of $7.64 and an intraday high of $7.77 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $4.03 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 522.82 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) on Sep 2, 2016 announced at the IFA Berlin conference that its SecuTABLET is being used by government agencies in Germany to ensure its staff can work on the go without falling victim to espionage.
BlackBerry’s highly secure tablet, integrated with government-grade MAM technology, is based on the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and was approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) at the “classified – for official use only” (VS-NfD) security level. The SecuTABLET is the latest BlackBerry cross-platform solution that fulfills the strict security guidelines set by German government agencies. SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 had also received approval and has long been used by the German government to secure its mobile voice and data communications.
The SecuTABLET uses the Secusmart Security card responsible for securely encrypting the transfer of mobile data as well as encrypting all the information stored on the device. Also integrated into the tablet is software that provides Certificate Management for managing all keys and certifications stored in the Secusmart Security Card and VPN for cryptographically secured data communication. Secusmart’s leading secure voice technology will be added later this year. In conjunction with Samsung’s Knox security platform and BlackBerry’s MAM platform, the SecuTABLET enables users to access both business apps for working securely on the go and personal apps, all the while meeting the strict security requirements of German government agencies.
BlackBerry Hub is your secure message center
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.
“With the SecuTABLET, for the first time, we are combining secure software and hardware from multiple manufacturers into a joint solution. Receiving approval from the BSI confirms our resolve to offer solutions that combine maximum security with ease of operation and that are always available on the very latest hardware,” said Dr. Christoph Erdmann, Managing Director of Secusmart.
Samsung Knox separates personal and business data
Samsung has also made its Knox mobile security platform available on the SecuTABLET. Knox is able to reliably separate sensitive information from personal data, meaning that users can easily and securely switch between using their device for business and personal purposes.
“Our collaboration with BlackBerry’s Secusmart is a testimony to our commitment to mobile security,” emphasized Sascha Lekic, Director of B2B Sales, IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics GmbH. “Samsung Knox has allowed us to add an extra level of security to the use of Android on Samsung smartphones and to create a foundation on which to develop mobile security solutions. The SecuTABLET is an impressive example of this.”
Shares of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.03 points or 0.06% at $50.16 with 2.07 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $50.16, the shares hit an intraday low of $49.77 and an intraday high of $50.59 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $18.18 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 359.53 million shares.
On Aug. 30, 2016 Level 3 Communications, Inc.’s (LVLT) colocation services at data centers in Curitiba, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have achieved a Report on Compliance with applicable portions of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2. A PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Qualified Security Assessor’s audit confirms Level 3’s colocation services at three Brazilian data centers meet all data security standards outlined in requirements 9 and 12 ofPCI DSS version 3.2.
PCI DSS Version 3.2 Key Facts:
- The PCI SSC was established by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover Card for organizations that house, process and transmit credit card data.
- The process factors in industry feedback from the PCI Council’s more than 700 global participating organizations, as well as data breach report findings.
- The new version is used by businesses around the world to safeguard payment data before, during and after a purchase is made.
- The update to the standards is part of a regular process for ensuring the PCI DSS addresses current challenges and threats.
Level 3 Key Facts:
- Level 3 operates more than 350 data centers worldwide.
- Level 3 data centers are managed on-site by a team of specialized technicians and have direct connectivity to its more than 320,000 km fiber network with metro market reach in more than 60 countries.
- In February 2016, Level 3 inaugurated its first Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) scrubbing center in São Paulo to provide increased performance and reduced network latency for customers under attack.
- In November 2015, Level 3 activated a power substation with a capacity of 20 MW to feed its data center in Cotia. This capacity is enough to support the growth of up to four times the current power demand, providing the flexibility to support customers’ expansions.
- For more information about Level 3’s data center services, visit:http://datacenters.level3.com.
Paulo Poi, GRC Coordinator, PCI QSA
“Supported by the many already existing security controls, it was very natural for Level 3’s Colocation Services to achieve this report on compliance with applicable requirements of PCI DSS. This report offers peace of mind to customers, confirming a controlled environment.”
André Magno, Director of Data Center and Security, Level 3 Brazil
“Our customers need to ensure their IT services and data are housed by a provider that is wholly focused on the safety of their information. For Level 3, it was key to achieve a report on compliance with applicable requirements of this important international standard to demonstrate our commitment to security and safety to our customers in a variety of sectors, including e-commerce, retail and finance.”