BlackBerry Smart Card ReaderResearch in Motion today announced the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader.  The lightweight, wearable device enables controlled access to BlackBerry devices using Bluetooth and AES-256 encryption.

The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is a wearable peripheral that is FIPS 140-2 validated and can be used to comply with certain government or corporate security requirements by enabling two-factor authentication for BlackBerry devices and applications. The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader provides support for a variety of industry standard smart cards including the US Department of Defense’s Common Access Card (CAC). The BlackBerry Smart Card Reader also supports S/MIME and can be used in conjunction with the S/MIME Support Package v4.0 for BlackBerry.

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