BlackBerry’s new platform secures Enterprise of Things

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The latest offering from BlackBerry is a shield against data breaches and cybersecurity threats that hinder the development of the Enterprise of Things.

The company has introduced a comprehensive mobile security cloud-enabled platform for the Enterprise of Things, which addresses the entire enterprise from endpoint to endpoint.

The new platform is based on its mobile-native approach and is integrated with key technologies from companies such as Good Technology, WatchDox, AtHoc and Encription, which Blackberry acquired recenlty.

John Chen, executive chairman and CEO, said: “Businesses must be able to confidentially and reliably transmit sensitive data between endpoints to keep people, information and goods safe. BlackBerry is uniquely qualified to address this emerging market now because of our deep experience, industry leadership and ongoing product innovation that addresses future business needs.”

Dubbed as BlackBerry Secure, the solution will help companies manage and secure their mobile devices and connected things and will secure communications for all messaging and file types - ultimately opening up new markets for BlackBerry where multiple endpoint mobile security management and applications are critical.

Chen added: "Our customers' investments are protected because this foundational platform is not only compatible with our current products and third-party software like Microsoft Office 365, but is also 'future-proofed' to address upcoming capabilities such as messaging and analytics.

It allows customers to build their own apps, workflows and business processes, and will be compatible with future applications and cloud-based systems because we have plans to expand the platform's features, market segments it supports, and our entire partner ecosystem.”

BlackBerry is also launching a new suite of business-class applications designed for the mobile-first work environment, which will be available in January 2017. They apps are simple for IT to deploy and provide a seamless experience across smartphones, tablets and PCs:

  • BlackBerry Work (formerly known as Good Work) – combines email, calendar, contacts, presence, document access, document editing and more, allowing organisations to mobilise their workforce effectively
  • BlackBerry Access (formerly known as Good Access) – provides an organisation with the ability to confidently enable mobile access to a broad range of web apps and intranet resources containing sensitive information
  • BlackBerry Connect (formerly known as Good Connect) - accelerates decision-making by allowing employees to securely connect and collaborate in real time on their choice of mobile device
  • BlackBerry Share (formerly known as Good Share) - allows employees to safely share documents and other content while on the go, on any device
  • BlackBerry Tasks (formerly known as Good Tasks) - provides the ability to securely create, open and prioritise tasks synchronised with Microsoft Exchange
  • BlackBerry Notes - enables users to stay on top of business workflows by creating, editing and maintaining a tile-view list of notes
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