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BlackBerry Secure: new mobile security platform

The company has opted for security for professional environments, as evidenced by several acquisitions and launches in recent months. And to show, his latest product: BlackBerry Secure, a mobile security platform for Internet of Things devices connected to business networks. The company has just announced and confirmed that it will be available during the first ten days of January 2017.

This platform is designed to simplify the management and security of smartphones, tablets, sensors and industrial devices, in addition to other connected objects. The company, which refers to the ecosystem that makes up these connected objects as Enterprise of Things, affirms that thanks to it it will also be more economical to manage and protect this type of business networks.

BlackBerry Secure offers a package of services that combine the main technologies developed by companies that the company has acquired in recent months. Among them are Good Technology, WatchDox  and  AtHoc. Its managers have commented that this platform goes far beyond a simple change of image of offers, since the services work for different software platforms. In order to unify all of them, the company’s engineers have had to work almost a year in it, one of whose advantages is the possibility of deploying its management and security functions without the need to launch a virtual private network.

Customers who decide to adopt this platform will have five different packages, all with BlackBerry BES12 software as a center, so they can choose only the functions they need. It will work through an annual subscription model. In addition, instead of carrying out its deployment in several phases, can be done at once, yes, according to Carl Weise , president of BlackBerry Sales, ” there will be many details to resolve related to scalability, since in some companies we have 100,000 users ”

Weise also pointed out that in PGP Blackberry they are excited about Secure, since the platform, whose initial versions are already testing several dozen clients, will allow them to obtain opportunities in new business verticals without leaving behind their traditional customer base, which comes mainly from the financial, health, legal and governmental sectors. So far, the criticisms they have received from companies that test Secure are positive.

The launch of Secure represents a firm step towards the future of the company, which has radically changed its business model in just over two years. And, according to the BlackBerry COO, Marty Beard , ” BlackBerry no longer has to do with smartphones, but with intelligence in phones, and also in cars, containers, medical devices, wearables. and industrial devices. We believe it is the most complete mobile security platform for the emerging Company of Things . “


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