Partnership offers wireless DMS access

Users of the Defense Message System will be able to access their e-mail via a secure wireless connection, thanks to a partnership announcement last week.

Kasten Chase Applied Research Ltd. and Research In Motion Ltd. have created an integrated solution to meet government standards for remote access to DMS, a global messaging system for the military and intelligence communities.

Kasten Chase will integrate its RASP Data Security solution for wireless applications and message handling with RIM's BlackBerry wireless e-mail solution to provide secure access to DMS.

The integrated BlackBerry/RASP solution is scheduled to be available from Kasten Chase later this year. It will offer authentication of sender and receiver, end-to-end confidentiality and integrity of message content. It will be fully compatible with global DMS desktop systems.

"We're integrating RASP with the BlackBerry line to meet the standards that the National Security Agency has approved for wireless access to DMS," said Mark Guibert, director of marketing at RIM. "Users can now access existing e-mail and messaging via wireless handhelds that are continuously connected to the system—24 hours a day."

Guibert said many BlackBerry users in government run Lotus Development Corp's Domino and Microsoft Corp's Exchange. The DMS deal helps "round out our portfolio of solutions," Guibert said.

Under the terms of the agreement, Kasten Chase will market the solution to government end-user organizations and selected BlackBerry government resellers.

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