BlackBerry Limited offers smartphones and enterprise software and services. The company delivers solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem. The company generates revenue from the embedded market through licensing QNX Software Systems Limited (QNX) software products and providing professional services to support customers in developing their products. Revenue is also generated from its secure messaging products and services sold by AtHoc, Inc. (AtHoc), Secusmart GmbH (Secusmart) and through its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service. It generates other revenue from technology licensing, accessories, non-warranty repairs, BlackBerry World and gains and losses on revenue hedge contracts. Enterprise Solutions and Services The company engages in enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security. It offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that could be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices. BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Technology Corporation (Good) Platforms: BES12 is the core of the company’s enterprise software offerings, allowing organizations to manage enterprise mobility across iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, as well as Windows, and Mac OS X. For the fiscal year ended February 29, 2016, the company introduced version 12.4 of BES12, including new cross-platform support and connectivity capabilities. In 2016, the company launched the new Good Secure EMM Suites by BlackBerry, a set of mobile security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings, including app security and containerization, identity and access management, and enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) with file level data protection. The Good Secure EMM Suites integrate the BES12 and Good Dynamics platforms and provide significant enhancements, including enhanced multi-platform support, an enhanced architecture for on-premise and cloud deployments, and backwards compatibility allowing unification of prior versions of BES. BES12 Cloud In 2016, the company launched BES12 Cloud, a new cross-platform EMM Cloud solution for enterprises and small-to-medium sized businesses. BES12 Cloud allows organizations to manage enterprise mobility across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as a range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work devices. EFSS The acquisition of WatchDox Ltd. (WatchDox) has expanded the security offerings of the company to include a EFSS solution with digital rights management (DRM). The company also introduced a new WatchDox application for BlackBerry 10 devices providing secure anytime online access to content and expanding support to devices with Samsung Knox, Android for Work and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android. WatchDox technology is because it allows security to travel with shared files on both mobile and desktop devices to give organizations full visibility and control over how files are edited, copied, printed or forwarded. Secusmart; SecuSUITE for Enterprise In 2015, the company announced SecuSUITE for Enterprise, a multi-OS (iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10) voice encryption software solution that protects mobile calls with a maximum level of security. By using SecuSUITE for Enterprise, employees are able to conduct secure conversations worldwide and, if required, over a Wi-Fi connection only, and are also able to send encrypted text messages of any length. Voice and text messages are encrypted with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard on the individual device level, meaning that even when the other party cannot be reached, the message is stored on the receiver´s smartphone and only sent to the recipient when they are available. SecuSUITE for Enterprise comes with a user-friendly, cloud-based portal that enables administrators to enroll or deactivate users and adjust settings without the need to set up additional IT infrastructure. Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) In 2016, the company also announced that certain mobile operators from around the world would offer BES12 ESBL for enterprise customers, being the only EMM provider able to offer this service. ESBL allows mobile operators to provide customers
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