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BlackBerry Opens BlackBerry 10 Operating System to Multiple MDM Platforms

BlackBerry Opens BlackBerry 10 Operating System to Multiple MDM Platforms

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be the first companies to work with BlackBerry to enable a more open mobility ecosystem. In doing so, BlackBerry will provide organizations with more options to embrace multi-operating system mobile environments by enabling other MDM companies to manage BlackBerry 10 devices.

According to Gartner, “Mobile device management (MDM) remains a top priority for IT buyers, and investment levels are growing steadily. Competition among players drives commoditization.” Gartner also notes, “Proliferation of and demand for workplace mobility necessitate the need for quality and flexible management tools.” As a result of this demand, BlackBerry is working with the companies listed above to offer customers the most flexible solution to support a broader enterprise mobility strategy.

“Offering the end-to-end secure solutions valued by our customers in government and other regulated industries remains central to our strategy; however BlackBerry understands the opportunity and importance of opening our BlackBerry 10 software,” said Ron Louks, President of Devices and Emerging Solutions, BlackBerry. “This is a natural next step in our enterprise strategy as we seek to provide our customers with maximum choice in how they will meet the full array of employee mobility needs.”

“The enterprise mobility landscape continues to rapidly evolve, and BlackBerry represents a valued addition to our partner ecosystem,” said Kevin Keith, Director of Business Development, AirWatch by VMware®. “The integration of the BlackBerry 10 operating system into the comprehensive AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform™ will empower our customers and partners to fully manage any device in their mobile fleet from a single console.”

“At Citrix, our vision is to deliver mobile workspaces to users anywhere, any time and on any device. As an industry EMM leader, Citrix XenMobile extends support to all enterprise devices. We have long supported BlackBerry OS devices, and the new BlackBerry 10 APIs create exciting possibilities,” said Chris Fleck, Vice President of Mobility Solutions & Alliances, Citrix.

BlackBerry will continue to offer its multi-platform EMM solution BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), which manages and secures corporate-owned and BYOD BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. BlackBerry intends to launch BES12 in late 2014, adding Windows Phone 8 support.

For more information about BES10, visit http://www.bes10.com.

For more information about the BlackBerry EZ Pass program that offers a free upgrade path for existing BlackBerry customers to move to BES10 and BES12, visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass.

For more information about BlackBerry 10, visit http://www.blackberry.com/blackberry10OS.

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized 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. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com.

Blackberry Malaysia To Focus On Governmentt, Enterprise Sectors

Blackberry Malaysia To Focus On Governmentt, Enterprise Sectors

BlackBerry Malaysia will focus on the government and enterprise sectors in efforts to move forward with its business development, Managing Director for Indo-China, Ben Quirin, said Tuesday.

Previously, BlackBerry Malaysia’s main focus was the retail segment, he said.

“The government and enterprise sectors will be our key point in Malaysia in order to get more customers and train our partners in technical aspects to enable them to understand our focus.

“The software and hardware development as well as services products will be our main focus to ensure that our customers from the two sectors are always associated with us,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur after announcing BlackBerry Malaysia’s development plan for Malaysia.

Ben said the competitors’ market share for both sectors only represent under 25 per cent of where Blackberry stands in the government and enterprise sectors today.

How secure is your Mobile devices?

How secure is your Mobile devices?

This question have been toss around for quite some time, depending on how your organization value its data, different company treat the seriousness of data used by employees differently. Organizations such as Banks, Insurance Healthcare and even governments will pay more attention to their data security and the type of devices that was being used by its employees.

This is a real story told by my friend, this happens to his ABC company, his ABC company is into logistics business and mobile devices are widely used especially with the BYOD trend, to his company they never though that they will be the victim of data theft and losses to their business and accounts. The ABC company uses Android based solutions and their employees and managers uses a famous free chat application that they use to create a group chat for employees.

For the past few months customers that have confirm with their services are cancelling at the last minute and shift to their competitors, this have been going on since Jun 2013. An investigation was launch and they found out that there are Malware and applications that was used to exploit the loop hole in the chat application and their Android devices. The competitor uses this to spy on their chat conversation and are able to know which customers they have contract with and perform a counter offer.

ABC company have since stop the free chat usage and insist their employee to install BBM and are now looking into getting BlackBerry BES 10 for their company. My friend contacted me on this and i have shown him my BlackBerry device which he tested it and found that it is suitable for his company needs. He told me the main thing they need now is a secure messaging system, GPS, email, and a secure workspace to separate their employee personal and work related apps.

So beware of what applications that you install in your mobile phones. For those Organization that feel that mobile security is not important think again, your employee could be an unknowing victim of a hacker or have install Malware in his device and your company could be losing  confidential information to hackers or your competitors.

Good news from down under – BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

Good news from down under - BES10 leading the enterprise market in Australia

According to leading Australian ICT research firm Telsyte, they’ve found that BlackBerry was the most widely implemented MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution thoughout Australia in 2013.

MDM penetration had more than doubled in Australia in 2013, with one in five businesses (with 20 or more employees) with an MDM solution in place, use BlackBerry.

Australia is seeing a substantial conversion with current enterprise customer base, with approximately 65% of migrating to or currently trialing BES10. In fact, two new prominent organizations in the public and private sector, the Australian National Audit Office and Questas, have selected BES10 for their enterprise mobility.

“Our leadership in the enterprise market continues to expand in Australia and I am delighted to see this reflected in the findings of Telsyte’s report, in which BlackBerry is named as the most widely implemented MDM solution in the country,” said Matthew Ball, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at BlackBerry, whom I had the pleasure of speaking with yesterday.

“While we continue to win the trust of Australian government departments, we are also seeing significant traction in other regulated and private industries that want to enable workforce mobility with multiple devices, while maintaining company IP and data is protected and secure. We are looking forward to working with our partners and customers in the region in 2014 as we continue BlackBerry’s global enterprise momentum,” Ball added.

Mr. Ball has had an illustrious track record, with past experience working for Microsoft’s Xbox in marketing and later in telecommunications, such as Optus, throughout Australia.

One quote by Matthew Ball, which has resonated the most to me: “There’s a difference between learning how to do it in a university [and] to owning it, living and breathing it and being accountable for the outcomes.”

Ball and team have clearly exemplified their hard-work by successfully positioning BlackBerry as the gold standard in security and solution for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) to organizations within Australia.

BlackBerry to Launch eBBM Suite for Enterprise Customers

BlackBerry to Launch eBBM Suite for Enterprise Customers

First Solution, BBM Protected, will Provide Secure, Enterprise-Class Mobile Messaging for Regulated Industries, BlackBerry is back.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the eBBM™ Suite, a new family of products and services that work with BlackBerry® smartphones and the BlackBerry enterprise solution, BES and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, to provide enterprise-class mobile messaging that brings together the core strengths of BBM with features and capabilities aimed at enterprises.

BBM Protected will be the first solution offered in the new eBBM Suite, bringing regulated industries the most secure and reliable real-time mobile messaging in the industry. BBM Protected will provide an unrivalled level of trust in enterprise messaging with end-to-end encryption of messages that uses symmetric encryption keys for BBM messages and best-in-class technology for public-private signing and encryption key pairs.

Employees will be able to use a single well-known, well-loved app to connect with internal colleagues under this regulated level of enhanced security, while remaining free to message BBM contacts outside the organization simply and easily with the privacy, control and security that is already inherent in BBM. For IT administrators and infrastructure managers, BBM Protected will work across BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry® OS smartphones in regulated mode with no OS upgrades required.

BlackBerry’s end-to-end security model is built on a foundation of secure hardware interacting with secure software. Security is reinforced at every level of the device from CPU to boot ROM, to OS and file system, and applications. The root of trust that BlackBerry builds for its customers remains unbroken throughout the chain, and is unlike other security models that rely on the interaction of components from multiple vendors.

“BBM has always been an important tool for business users who want real-time messaging that is reliable, trusted and puts control of contacts and personal information in users’ hands,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. “With the introduction of the eBBM Suite and BBM Protected, we will provide regulated industries and security-conscious organizations with a powerful and best in class instant messaging solution.”

BlackBerry remains committed to providing end-to-end solutions that are secure, reliable and benefit the productivity and collaboration of enterprise customers. “Regulated industries need an option for mobile messaging that maintains compliance, but still gives employees the freedom to be productive with peers outside of the organization. BBM running on BlackBerry smartphones in a BES environment is unrivalled in meeting this need,” said John Sims.

BBM continues to be a top choice for business users who turn to mobile messaging to enhance their productivity and collaboration through BBM Voice calling, one-to-one chats, multi-person chats, or BBM Groups, which offers groups of up to 50 people the ability to chat, share calendars, lists and images. BlackBerry users can use BBM for video calls, to share screens and to create private BBM Channels for one-to-many collaboration and sharing.

Pricing and Availability
BBM Protected as part of the eBBM Suite is expected to launch this summer and will be available to enterprise customers through a monthly per-user fee.

Useful Links

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Global Multinationals Invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Global Multinationals Invest in BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Daimler AG and Airbus Group are among the 80,000+ companies secured by BlackBerry for their Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that Daimler AG and Airbus Group are among the latest multinational customers to adopt BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones.

BlackBerry’s container offering delivers a best-in-class COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled) management solution with BES10. Learn how Gartner views COPE offerings in the following report.

BlackBerry secures mobile communication for more than 80,000 enterprises. Enterprises choose BlackBerry for its behind the firewall protection. BlackBerry’s end-to-end, gold standard security capabilities help customers to rest assured that their mission critical data is safeguarded across every mobile device on the network.

Daimler AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, relies on BlackBerry 10 smartphones for employees with increased security requirements. “BES10 in combination with BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers us the safest environment for mobile device management,” said the automobile manufacturer’s CIO Dr. Michael Gorriz. “With BlackBerry Balance technology, we also offer our employees the opportunity to use two profiles on one device – a professional and a private one. While the professional site is controlled and protected by IT, the user receives individual user options in the private section. With this, private services and apps can be used without compromising company data.”

Airbus Group, a global pioneer in Aeronautics, Space and Defense-related Service, also chose BES10 and is upgrading its entire BlackBerry mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This decision by Airbus was made after several months of testing and comparison with other offerings on the market. Airbus’ vigorous testing was conducted to ensure that their high standards and requirements for security, confidentiality, and Mobile Device Management capabilities were met by BlackBerry 10.

“Our customers recognize the value that BlackBerry 10 solutions bring to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and the sensitive nature of data shared across terminals and platforms – requiring the best end-to-end security technology,” added John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “Companies like Daimler AG and Airbus Group, as do all of our enterprise and government customers, need to share and access confidential information on a daily basis, making smartphone security a key priority. With BES10, security, productivity, communication and collaboration are the pillars for what BlackBerry aims to deliver to its customers.”

Today at Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry also announced a new promotional program for BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility platform that allows certain customers to deploy BES10 at no cost. Visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass and http://www.blackberry.com/pricingupdate for conditions and pricing information.

Additional customers include:

AirDolomiti, an Italian Airline with approximately 550 employees, has deployed BES10 and has migrated their existing BlackBerry smartphones to new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. “As an international airline, we need to provide our employees the most efficient, secure and cost effective communication tools. BES10 allows us to maintain our high standards of efficient, secure, real-time, international collaboration,” said Fabio Biancotto, ICT Director AirDolomiti.

Banca Ifigest, an independent bank, based in Florence, Italy, needed an EMM solution to manage its mixed mobile environment. “BES10 enables us to securely, simply and effectively manage our BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices from a single user-friendly graphical interface. A multi-platform solution is exactly what we needed and BlackBerry offers this with high security standards across personal devices in our BYOD environment,” said Daniele Grassi, IT Manager, Banca Ifigest.

Tokheim is one of the world’s largest providers of fuel retailing solutions. “Our data has always been secure thanks to BlackBerry, and we appreciate the single platform provided by BES10 to facilitate the management and control of BlackBerry and other devices,” said Corrado Fasano, Manager, Tokheim. “In addition, with the added bonus of BlackBerry Balance technology on BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and support for iOS and Android devices with BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space, our employees can enjoy all the benefits of a cutting-edge smartphone while we can rest assured that all corporate information is kept completely separate and secure from personal content.”
Vepica, a global industry leader with more than 40 years of experience in designing and developing construction projects uses BES10 to manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. “The accelerated growth we’re experiencing as a company demands that we adopt a solution like BES10, which provides us with secure remote access to the different services and features of our business systems. At the same time, the platform increases productivity and continuous, real-time communications among our workforce,” says Marianela Gil, VP of Information Technology at Vepica. “One of the main reasons we chose the BlackBerry solution is that it gives us the flexibility to manage devices on multiple platforms, effectively and securely. Additionally, our corporate BYOD policy required the flexibility of the BES10 solution, which we viewed as a decisive value add,” explained Marianela.
PDVSA, the leading Venezuelan oil company in Latin America, chose BES10 to manage their BlackBerry devices and ensure compliance with their BYOD corporate policy. “At PDVSA, we work to maintain a high level of security and operating resilience to reach key objectives in Venezuela, aligned with our strategy for the country. This is why we need an EMM platform capable of offering excellent security, and that’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10,” said Keith Fernandez, who’s in charge of Information Assets Security at PDVSA, which falls under the Corporate Management Office of Loss Prevention and Control. “We’re very pleased with the security and flexibility that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers for our devices, and having features included in them that enable our mobile workforce to be more productive, it’s really an easy decision to have chosen this solution.”
Odebrecht, a Brazilian organization with global presence, and a leader in the engineering, construction, chemical and petrochemical industry in Latin America chose BlackBerry solutions for its security. “BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BES10 provide the security and reliability we need for our daily operations,” said Odebrecht’s CIO Andre Schneiter. “In addition, BlackBerry Balance technology offers great flexibility and privacy to our executives, which was also a decisive factor.”

BlackBerry Introduces BES12 as the New Foundation for Enterprise Mobility

BlackBerry Introduces BES12 as the New Foundation for Enterprise Mobility

BlackBerry have launch a new BES10 pricing made easier with two tiers, Silver and Gold
with promotional program that allows customers to deploy BES10 at no cost in a new ecosystem of enterprise applications.

Mobile World Congress 2014, Barcelona – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, unveiled plans for BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 12 (BES12), a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform. In addition, a new promotional program will provide free migration to BES10, while a new pricing structure enables customers to simplify their enterprise mobility management (EMM) environment to a single trusted provider.

BlackBerry’s enterprise strategy is to extend beyond EMM to an application-based environment and ecosystem that provides a highly productive end-user experience. This will enable organizations to develop and deploy new services to mobile devices faster. By doing so, BlackBerry will target a global market that IDC has forecasted to reach $4.8 billion by 2017.(1)

“BES10 is the only mobility management solution that meets the highest security demands of regulated industries and is also flexible enough for BYOD,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. “This value proposition is why the new BES12 architecture is designed to ensure that the more than 80,000 existing BES customers can seamlessly migrate forward. As we execute on our long term vision, we will offer all customers the opportunity to move forward with us. The investment customers make in BlackBerry today will be a valuable investment for the future.”

The Next Generation of BES – BES12
As part of BlackBerry’s long term strategy, the Company is developing the next generation of the BES platform to enable organizations to develop enterprise-grade applications that can be quickly deployed to BlackBerry smartphones and other mobile devices.

In a report by Forrester Research, Inc.(2), authors Christian Kane and Michele Pelino wrote, “The wide variety of mobile devices and increased mobile application adoption require enterprises to broaden their mobility strategy beyond the simple management of devices, to include developing, deploying, securing, and managing mobile applications of all genres and capabilities.”

The new BES12 platform will focus on delivering the following core capabilities:

Backwards Compatible and Future Proof: BlackBerry OS devices will be supported and the new platform provides the foundation for customers to integrate new mobile endpoints, enhanced user self-service, advanced service management, highly scalable datacenter-grade deployments, and implement active-active high availability clusters for ultimate reliability.
Enhanced Multi-Platform Support: BlackBerry continues its commitment to providing multi-platform solutions and will add support for Windows Phone 8 in addition to already supported iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry 10.
Advanced Service Management: Proactive monitoring and systems tuning delivers a complete end-to-end perspective of the BES management platform and automates problem resolution.
Connect Cloud and Mobile: The flexibility and scalability of the new BES12 architecture will provide customers with the ability to move from on-premise to the cloud effortlessly and securely. The new platform will support all deployment models, including on-premise, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid environments.
Mobilize Apps: BlackBerry delivers the tools and integration points to easily develop and deploy securely connected enterprise apps across all supported platforms.

New EZ Pass Program and BES10 Pricing
BlackBerry also announced today a new EZ Pass program that provides free migration for customers to move from BES and other MDM platforms to BES10 as well as a new pricing structure.

For existing BlackBerry customers, the EZ Pass program will match any active existing on-premise BES license and any active license customers may have from other MDM vendors with a corresponding Silver level BES10 perpetual license.(3) Customers will also receive free Advantage-level technical support with their new license to help them get up and running fast.

The new pricing and licensing structure will provide two simple tiers, Silver and Gold. Silver includes full device, application, email and security management for BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices, including the unique BlackBerry® Balance™ technology for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Gold adds BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space containerization solution for iOS and Android, and advanced BlackBerry 10 management and security features for the most security-conscious organizations, including government, financial services and healthcare.

Enterprise Application Ecosystem
BlackBerry also announced today several new enterprise-grade applications, including:

The eBBM™ Suite is a new family of products and services that work with BlackBerry smartphones and the BES10 platform to provide enterprise-class mobile messaging.
SAP has certified SAP Fiori to run on BlackBerry 10 browsers which support HTML5, providing customers with tools and resources to be productive and efficient. SAP Fiori is a collection of apps that represents the new SAP user experience paradigm. It offers various business roles across lines of business in a simple, easy-to-use experience for SAP software functionality.
GWAVA’s reseller partnership with BlackBerry helps meet the strict compliance requirements of regulated industries. GWAVA’s Retain for BlackBerry solution provides archiving and auditing capabilities for BBM conversations, PIN, SMS/MMS text messages and phone usage data for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

The BES12 platform is expected to be available by the end of 2014. An early adopter program will be open for participation this summer. For more information on BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management solutions, please visit http://www.BES10.com.

The EZ Pass offer including Advantage-level technical support will be available March 31, 2014 through January 31, 2015.(3) Please visit http://www.blackberry.com/ezpass to apply for the program.

The Silver and Gold pricing structure will be in effect beginning March 31, 2014.(4) Please visit http://www.blackberry.com/pricingupdate.

(1) IDC Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Application Development Platform 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #24418, November 2013. $4.8B in reference to the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform market.
(2) “Apps Everywhere: Understanding The Need For Mobile Application Management”, Forrester Research, May 30, 2013.
(3) Terms and conditions apply
(4) Availability and timing will vary by country and channel partner

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized 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. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com

Open Standards and Cross Platform Development for BES10

BYOD is a reality in enterprise that brings challenges to IT and development staff. Learn how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and the cross platform application development support BlackBerry provides can help with the development and deployment of enterprise apps across, BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. For more information visit http://www.developer.blackberry.com

BlackBerry BES10 Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

BlackBerry BES10 Multi-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

We manage to meet Mr Ian Gardner the Director of Enterprise Solutions for APAC at BlackBerry Media event held in Kuala Lumpur. Mr Ian explains to us the direction of BlackBerry where CEO John Chen will refocus on enterprise services and BES10 will eventually manage end to end security and MDM support for more platforms.

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It was also reveal that over 30,000 BES10 server was installed worldwide to date and it is an encouraging sign that corporate customers are sticking with BlackBerry. It was also reveal that BlackBerry will offer attractive license migration for CAL upgrade.

Mr Ian assure us that BlacBerry is here to stay and they have plans and road maps to continue growing the company.

New Pentagon Mobile Management System will have 80,000 BlackBerry Devices

New Pentagon Mobile Management System will have 80,000 BlackBerry Devices

The Pentagon will be launching a new system with the intention of securing different smartphones for its network at the end of January. This new system will be primarily supporting BlackBerry devices, according to Defense Department officials. A press release issued this past week, states “the Program supports 80,000 BlackBerry phones,” which make up 98% of the total of smartphones in the system. The move comes a few months after BlackBerry 10 was originally given “authority to operate” on DoD networks back in August of last year.

BlackBerry shares rose more than nine per cent on Monday, after the smartphone company received a vote of confidence from the U.S. Department of Defense.