Zusammenfassung zum BlackBerry Enterprise Event

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BlackBerry Limited hat heute im der kalifornischen Metropole San Francisco eine Reihe neuer Mobility Management Lösung und Partnerschaften vorgestellt bzw. angekündigt. Bonsenders muss hier BES 12, BBM Meetings und die Partnerschaft mit Samsung hervorgehoben werden.

 

BlackBerry liefert industrieweit umfangreichste Enterprise Mobility Lösung mit BES12

BlackBerry hat heute die Verfügbarkeit von BES12, einer plattformübergreifende EEM Lösung zur sicheren Verwaltung von Geräten aller mobilen Plattformen der großen Unternehmen vorgestellt. BES12 ist die Grundlage für BlackBerry’s umfangreiches Portfolio an Unternehmenssicherheit, Produktivität und Kommunikation welche Organisationen hilft sicher mit Mitarbeitern untereinander, mit dem Unternehmensinformationen und Maschinen welche benötigt werden um  Arbeiten zu erledigt umzugehen.

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Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today the availability of BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry® that securely manages devices from all of the major enterprise mobile platforms. BES12 is the foundation for BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with the corporate information and machines that are required to get their jobs done.

BlackBerry also announced a new partnership with Samsung where BES12 will manage a wide range of Samsung KNOX smartphones and tablets. The companies will work together in regulated industries and with government customers.

BES12 simplifies the task of mobilizing an organization by providing a single command and control center for managing the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and mission-critical data. The breadth of capabilities offered by BES12 is why organizations such as Home Hardware and American Crane recognize it as their preferred cross-platform EMM.

“American Crane trusts BlackBerry’s long-standing reputation in mobile security and having had the opportunity to pilot BES12 in our virtual environment for some time now, we’re especially impressed by how simple it is to use, and how easy it has been to migrate users over,” said Denny Bono, IT Manager, Corporate Headquarters, American Crane & Equipment Corporation. “Our employees appreciate the flexibility of being able to use the device that’s most comfortable for them, and ?the interface is more intuitive and easy to support? from an IT perspective.“

Bombardier also showed their support for BES12. “We trust in BlackBerry’s long-standing reputation in mobile security and realize that’s why the world’s most eminent organizations and governments depend on their mobility platform,” said Jean Pierre Bourbonnais, Vice-President and CIO at Bombardier. “As mobile computing continues to redefine business and empower employees to collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways, we are confident that BES12 will help simplify the way mobility is managed. And the ability to extend BlackBerry’s security across multiple device platforms, including Windows Phone, iOS and Android, is of particular interest to us as we are managing complex BYOD environments.”

 
The Most Comprehensive EMM

According to a global study released today (1), highly regulated organizations lack confidence that data is fully protected. For example, 76 percent say the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will increase unless organizations make a concerted effort to adopt a comprehensive enterprise mobility management strategy. This is no longer an issue that is solely the concern of the CIO’s organization; it is now elevated to the agenda of the Risk Management and Governance Committees with Boards of Directors.

This type of risk is why BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile device usage model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry’s trusted global infrastructure. In fact, BlackBerry was named a Leader and achieved the top score in EMM strategy in the Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014(2).

The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android™, Windows Phone®, BlackBerry® 10 and BlackBerry® OS. The flexibility and scalability of the new BES12 architecture will allow customers to move easily and securely from on-premise environments to various cloud models, including private, public and hybrid(3). Key BES12 features include:

  • Comprehensive Cross-Platform EMM: Provides complete management and security for devices, applications and company data across all platforms and all tiers of device ownership and deployment models.
  • End-to-End Security: Leverages advanced encryption, containerization, application wrapping and BlackBerry’s secure global network infrastructure. Provides end-to-end platform-level security that keeps an organization’s data safe and secure while in transit and at rest.
  • Scalable Architecture: Scalable up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. BES12 is designed to reduce deployment cost and complexity and ensure maximum uptime with support for active-active high availability.
  • Streamlined User Experience: Enables administrators to holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles natively, from one easy-to-use unified console. A new attribute-driven, endpoint management model enables more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.
  • Industry Leading Total Cost of Ownership: In 2014, Strategy Analytics found that in multi-platform enterprise mobility management, BES10 offered the highest level of security with the lowest 5 year cost of ownership(4). BlackBerry highlights that with BES12, the TCO savings go even further.
  • Design for the Internet of Things: BES12 is the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.
  • Global Support: All BES12 subscriptions include industry leading BlackBerry Technical Support Services to help manage the complexity and demanding requirements of mobility and evolving EMM strategies.

“Orange is glad to see BlackBerry come back with a new strategy focused on the B2B market enabled by BES12. This EMM solution leverages the strengths of our network, and completely meets the challenges of our enterprise customers as they implement their digital transformation,” said Valérie Cussac, VP Mobile Enterprise, Orange.

 
Advanced EMM Services

BES12 is the “central nervous system” of a powerful environment that brings together mobile devices, apps, cloud services and mobile operator services. Companies can extend their EMM capabilities with integrated communication and collaboration tools such as BBM™ Protected and new identity and access solutions. These other value-added services that complement the EMM environment include:

  • Enterprise Identity by BlackBerry® : Will simplify secure access to cloud based services with a single point of entitlement, control and audit for all cloud app.
  • VPN Authentication by BlackBerry®: Will provide the option of eliminating the need for employee passwords or PINs and hardware tokens, improving the productivity of mobile workers reducing overall costs.
  • BBM™ Meetings: Provides a mobile-first collaboration app that provides a new way to work smarter and be more productive on BlackBerry and Android devices as well as connecting with users on a Windows® PC or Mac.
  • BlackBerry® Blend for Enterprise: Makes it possible for employees to conveniently and securely access personal and work data from their BlackBerry smartphone on any device. BlackBerry Blend revolutionizes IT administration by shifting from managing devices to managing information movement.
  • WorkLife by BlackBerry®: Will allow enterprises to easily add a separate corporate phone number to personal devices brought in by their employees or for the employee to add a separate personal phone number to a corporate-liable device provided by the company. Work usage of voice, SMS and data will be charged to the company while all other usage is charged directly to the employee, with no need to file and process expense reports or pay stipends. The solution will cover voice, SMS and data and will operate while in the home network as well as in roaming situations.

“Boards of Directors are asking management teams to reevaluate their enterprise mobility strategies as major concerns over corporate security breaches are becoming more prevalent, resulting in significant economic and reputational losses for companies,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. “BlackBerry security is the best in the industry and BES12 is built on the proven BlackBerry security and sophisticated encryption that our customers know and trust. BlackBerry pioneered the capability to securely manage smartphones within the enterprise. Now, with these new value-added services, we’re focusing on taking our offering beyond EMM to enable customers to solve real security and productivity challenges associated with the use of mobile technology across their enterprise.”

 
Availability and Pricing

Since the EZ Pass migration program launched on March 31, 2014, customers worldwide have registered for five million BES client access licenses. More than 30 percent of these licenses have been traded in from competitors’ MDM platforms since the programed launched. The BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program is designed to help customers take full advantage of the BES12 cross-platform EMM solution by seamlessly migrating from BES5 or BES10 and includes access to BlackBerry’s technical support services. Enterprises will be able to upgrade to BES12 free of charge through this offer. To take advantage of the BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program, visit: www.blackberry.com/ezpass.

BlackBerry is offering a new BES subscription pricing structure with the launch of BES12. BES12 Annual Subscriptions include BlackBerry’s world class support delivered globally by the BlackBerry Technical Support Service (BTSS) team. For more information on BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management solutions, BES12 and pricing, visit www.blackberry.com/bes12.[/toggle]

 

BlackBerry und Samsung bilden Partnerschaft um mehr Sicherheit für Android zu bieten

BlackBerry Limited hat heute eine strategische Partnerschaft mit Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd bekanntgegeben um eine hochsichere Mobilitätslösung für Android ™ bieten zu können. Als Ergebnis gibt es Anfang nächsten Jahres für Geschäftskunden eine neue Wahl: Eine integrierte Sicherheitslösung zusammen mit der BES12™ Cross-Platform EMM Lösung von BlackBerry® mit Samsung Galaxy Smartphones und Tablets welche mit Samsung KNOX eingebunden sind.

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Waterloo, ON– BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to provide a highly secure mobility solution for Android™.  As a result, early next year, enterprise customers will have a new choice: a tightly integrated, end-to-end secure solution that brings together BES12™: a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry® with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that are embedded with Samsung KNOX.

“BlackBerry and Samsung’s creation of an integrated enterprise solution for Android makes sense,” said Bloomberg Head of Enterprise Mobility, Chris Behringer. “Security is a top priority for us, and this combined offering provides a new versatile option to the marketplace.”

With KNOX, Samsung has created a set of Android devices capable of safeguarding enterprise data with multiple layers of hardware- and software- based protection. BlackBerry brings to the partnership a class-leading cross-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution and a highly secure network infrastructure. Working together, the companies can now offer enterprises with a new and highly secure mobility option.

Options are critical for organizations looking to meet all their business and security needs. A global study released today[1] found that 76 percent of people in regulated industries say that the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will increase unless organizations make a concerted effort to adopt a comprehensive enterprise mobility management strategy.

“We share the goal to provide enterprises with the most secure mobility solutions through this partnership with BlackBerry,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung KNOX is focused on delivering secure mobility solutions to enterprises and, combined with BES12, we will offer more options for customers that need enhanced levels of security on Android devices.”

“BlackBerry has developed a very close partnership with Samsung and we’re committed to deepening the interaction between our engineering and product development teams for the long-term,” said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. “It is a natural progression in our path to providing our customers with more alternatives to meet their evolving mobile needs. Samsung KNOX offers a number of hardware and software security features and our partnership allows us to tightly integrate these capabilities with BES12.”

With BES12 and Samsung KNOX, customers can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • An integrated solution that brings together the secure connectivity and class-leading device, applications and data management capabilities BlackBerry is known for together with the security features embedded in Samsung Galaxy devices.
  • Android security enhancements that reduce threats that bypass application security mechanisms while minimizing damage from flawed applications.
  • Complete separation of business and personal data for uncompromised corporate security and employee privacy.
  • A series of core security enhancements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps.
  • Enhanced user experience Workspace for a more flexible approach for enterprise deployment.

Availability is expected in early 2015. Samsung will resell BES12 to joint customers and BlackBerry will offer KNOX support as part of the Gold family of BES12 subscriptions. Pricing will be announced upon availability.

The ability to manage Samsung Galaxy devices with KNOX embedded is just one of the many features included in BES12. To learn more about BES12, visit www.BlackBerry.com/bes12.

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BlackBerry verändert mobile Zusammenarbeit mit der neuen BBM Meetings Lösung

BlackBerry Limited hat heute die Verfügbarkeit von BBM™ Meetings, einer Multi-OS Sprach- und Videotelfonie Lösung bekanntgegeben (mehr Details in gesondertem Beitrag).

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Waterloo, ONBlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of BBM™ Meetings, a multi-OS, mobile first voice and video conferencing solution which delivers a mobile collaboration experience that enhances the productivity of mobile professionals, while reducing the operating cost for the enterprise.

Voice and video conferencing is an increasingly important capability for enterprises, but current solutions fall short of providing an effective collaboration tool for their increasingly mobile workforce. According to Strategy Analytics, the enterprise mobile conferencing market is projected to grow to 165 million users and revenue of $4.7 billion by 20181. Despite market growth, the mobile collaboration experience today does not meet the demands of today’s mobile professional. Employees face challenges with joining meetings from their mobile device, and with sharing and collaborating in a rich, easy and reliable way. This leads to lost time and lost productivity. In a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents said mobile devices that help them collaborate better in meetings and on projects would be beneficial in enabling productivity2.

Through BBM Meetings, BBM™ users on Android™ and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones as well as users on a Windows® PC or Mac have access to high quality audio and video conferencing capabilities that leverage the collaboration benefits and functionality that BlackBerry is known for. BBM Meetings makes it simpler and easier for mobile workers to join meetings on the go. It is also a fraction of the cost of other apps that provide similar functionality.

“BlackBerry’s enterprise strategy extends beyond our commanding position in the EMM market to offer a premiere set of value-added services, including a mobile collaboration service for customers,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services for BlackBerry. “BBM is the only mobile messaging platform for Android and BlackBerry smartphones to deliver a complete meetings experience that puts mobility first. Many voice and video conferencing solutions were built with just the desktop in mind and mobile as an after-thought. BBM Meetings is designed from a mobile first perspective specifically to enable mobile employees to work together more effectively and get more done on the go.”

Key features of BBM Meetings:

  • Schedule on the go: With BBM Meetings, you can easily initiate or schedule a video and audio conference from your mobile device. Attendees can be invited from your local or company address book by BBM or email. All your meetings are instantly added to your device calendar.
  • BBM Chats become meetings at the touch of a button: BBM Meetings makes it easy to turn any BBM chat, multi person chat, group chat or Voice call into a live BBM Meeting with a simple touch of a button.
  • Ring, answer, meet:  Joining a meeting is as easy as that. With BBM Meetings, when it’s time to meet your phone rings. Answer it just like a voice call and you’re in the meeting ready to go, without the need to struggle with conference IDs, passcodes and PINs.
  • Present anywhere: Joining a meeting from your mobile device shouldn’t limit your ability to present and participate. BBM Meetings is designed first for the mobile participant, so you can present from your device of choice – mobile or desktop. Show your screen, deliver a presentation, share a document, or even annotate.
  • HD video and voice conferencing: Bring great ideas to life with HD video & voice conferencing for up to 25 participants. View the speaker full screen, what they are presenting, or swipe through a gallery of attendees.

New Value-Added Services Bundle

BlackBerry also announced a new value-added services bundle that will be available in December. The Enterprise Communicator bundle includes BBM Meetings, BBM™ Protected and Advantage Level Support for $12 USD per month. Enterprises can purchase this bundle through their BlackBerry Account Manager or licensed distributor.

For more information about BBM Meetings, visit www.blackberry.com/bbmmeetings.

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