BlackBerry promised that their secure workspace container solution would launch for iOS and Android in June and they are on schedule. Together with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1.1 they have launched the Secure Work Space solution. This policy allows the devices access to integrated email (with attachment viewing), calendar and contacts, and secure browser access to intranets and document editing capabilities with BlackBerry’s Documents To Go. They can also containerize apps so you can keep personal and work apps separate. This is a big play by BlackBerry into the larger MDM space. Lets see how it pays off!
The new Secure Work Space is available now. Annual client access licenses (CALs) for Secure Work Space are $99 (MSRP) per year per device. They also have a free trial for 60 days with 50 CALs so you can test it out.
BlackBerry Secures iOS and Android in the Enterprise Without Sacrificing the User Experience
Secure Work Space separates work and personal apps and data on iOS and Android devices
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 25, 2013) – BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced the availability of a new security solution that separates work and personal apps and data on iOS(R) and Android(TM) devices. Secure Work Space for iOS and Android is a new option with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (version 10.1.1) that offers customers with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, a solution with the best combination of security, user experience and total cost of ownership. BlackBerry designed Secure Work Space to meet the management, security and cost needs of the CIO, and the user experience and functionality that employees demand.
Since launching in January 2013, 18,000 BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 servers have been installed by customers around the world and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android has been trialed globally with BlackBerry customers since the launch, including Netherlands-based e-office mobile b.v. For the past 22 years e-office has been creating virtual working environments for their clients, and to ensure they are always staying current on their clients’ mobility needs, e-office took part in BlackBerry’s early adopter program for Secure Work Space.
"Secure Work Space builds on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and we found that BlackBerry’s secure infrastructure offered our company the best containerization solution to help mobilize our multi-platform environment, while maintaining a great user experience," said Thierry Lammers, Director and co-founder, e-office mobile. "We’re looking forward to deploying this solution across our organization and to our customers in the coming months and bringing the separation of work and personal data to life on iOS and Android devices."
According to Forrester Research, Inc., in 2016, 350 million employees will use smartphones and 200 million will bring their own devices to the workplace(1). Secure Work Space offers an ideal BYOD mobile security solution, providing organizations the flexibility to embrace BYOD without sacrificing security. On a personal iOS or Android device, users with Secure Work Space get integrated email (with attachment viewing), calendar and contacts for productivity, as well as secure browser access to intranets and document editing capabilities with BlackBerry’s Documents To Go(TM). With corporate data separated and controlled within the Secure Work Space container, these standard apps can be deployed with confidence to any user, together with other apps chosen by the company.
BlackBerry is working closely with app partners such as Box to power business collaboration in the cloud.
"Content sits at the center of every successful business and Box ensures that today’s mobile enterprise can securely access their information from any device, in any location and at any time," said Whitney Bouck, Senior Vice President & GM, Enterprise at Box. "Box and BlackBerry are powering enterprise mobility for today’s knowledge workers."
BlackBerry provides security at the device, server and network level. Secure Work Space leverages the same trusted behind-the-firewall connection available for BlackBerry smartphones and extends BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit to iOS and Android devices. The Secure Work Space container is managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, making it easy and convenient to manage all devices from its single console.
"Mobility is fundamentally transforming how we live and work. As our dependency on mobile solutions grows, and as a greater variety of mobile devices enter the workplace, the need for solutions to manage and secure these devices has never been greater," said David J. Smith, EVP, Enterprise Mobile Computing at BlackBerry. "In today’s ‘bring your own device world’, Secure Work Space is a differentiated solution that brings key elements of the BlackBerry security platform and mobile device management to iOS and Android devices."
The Secure Work Space solution also enables customers to save considerable effort, administration and expense as they no longer need to configure and manage expensive VPN infrastructures to provide mobile device access to data and apps that reside behind their corporate firewalls. With end-to-end enterprise mobility management, easy deployment, and BlackBerry’s global technical support, BlackBerry continues to offer innovative, secure and reliable solutions to enterprises and governments around the world.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 server software is free to download. Annual client access licenses (CALs) for Secure Work Space are $99 (MSRP) per year per device. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is also available as a sixty (60) day free trial bundle that includes 50 EMM Corporate CALs (providing device management for BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Android devices) and 50 Secure Work Space CALs. The free trial can be downloadedhere.
For more information on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 visit www.bes10.com.
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) 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. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visitwww.blackberry.com.
(1)Forrester Research, Inc., "Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement", February 23, 2012