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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.

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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.

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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