Research In Motion has today announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry device software have been awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 augmented (EAL 2+) validations.

The certifications acknowledge the "robust" security features of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution.

The Common Criteria is an international standard for validating that IT products meet specific security requirements.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry device software have been independently evaluated by a third-party Common Criteria evaluation facility and meet the security criteria for EAL 2+.

In addition to the Common Criteria certifications, the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution has been approved for use under the CAPS program in the UK and has also had several FIPS-140 validations for its embedded encryption module.

The solution has also uniquely been approved for the wireless transmission of sensitive data, up to the RESTRICTED classification, by NATO and the UK government, and is widely used by government agencies within the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Canada.

We wonder if the French government has got the memo...