BlackBerry Previews Secure Work Space Technology for Third Party Platforms
Extending BlackBerry's trusted, gold standard security to separate
work and personal data on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today confirmed its commitment to bringing a
solution that will separate and secure work and personal data on
mobile devices to third party platforms. Secure Work Space for iOS(R)
and Android(TM) will be managed through BlackBerry(R) Enterprise
Service 10, BlackBerry's multi-platform enterprise mobility
management solution which builds upon more than a decade of
enterprise and security expertise and is the most widely deployed
mobility solution in enterprises today.
An update for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will soon extend
BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit
and provide complete separation between work and personal data. The
BlackBerry Secure Work Space solution includes secured client
applications for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, secure
browsing and document editing for each device that is provisioned via
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
"With BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM) technology, we offer the industry's
only true compromise-free separation of work and personal data and
applications," said David J Smith, EVP, Enterprise Mobile Computing.
"With Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices, we're extending
as many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in
today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. BlackBerry Enterprise
Service 10 offers administrators a single, intuitive platform
enabling them to effectively and securely manage a variety of devices
while protecting their corporate assets and at the same time
providing employees the flexibility they desire."
The Secure Work Space solution enables customers to save considerable
effort and expense as they no longer need to configure and manage
expensive VPN infrastructures to provide mobile device access to data
and applications that reside behind their corporate firewalls. With
end-to-end enterprise mobility management, a straightforward
deployment process, and a global and flexible technical support
model, BlackBerry offers a secure and reliable solution as the clear
choice for enterprises and governments to support BYOD policies for
iOS and Android platforms. Additional applications can easily be
secured and added to the workspace, without the need to modify source
"The vast majority of smartphones on the market aren't adequately
secure for corporate or government work," said Robert Enderle,
Principal Analyst, Enderle Group. "Currently BlackBerry Enterprise
Service 10 combined with BlackBerry Balance or Secure Work Space has
the only volume solution which has been designed from the ground up
to provide the security most IT departments require. With this
announcement BlackBerry is expanding beyond their own top to bottom
approach to security to address this need on other platforms. With
this product BlackBerry is showcasing their security legacy by
providing a stronger cross platform security solution than anyone
else can in the market."
Closed beta testing for Secure Work Space has already started and
general availability will be offered by the end of the second
quarter, calendar year 2013. More details will be announced at the
BlackBerry Live conference in May, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
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the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry
aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the
world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.
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