RIM launches new enterprise software for BlackBerrys and rival devices

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Research in Motion (RIM) has made yet another announcement in the run up to the launch of the eagerly anticipated BlackBerry 10. The company has launched its new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10).

According to RIM, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 re-invents the company’s mobility management by bringing together device management. This is the first of RIM’s EMM solutions to also provide management for rival devices, including those running Android and iOS.

“BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 empowers employees to be more productive and better equipped to serve customers while it provides business and IT leaders with the confidence that corporate data is protected and manageable in the same way they have long enjoyed with BlackBerry,” said Peter Devenyi, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Software, RIM. “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 makes mobility easy for businesses to help keep them moving.”

RIM is currently offering a 60 day free trial of the server software, which includes client access licenses as well as a program for current BlackBerry servers.

The Canadian-based company touts BES 10 as flexible enterprise mobility management:

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 gives organizations a highly scalable solution and the flexibility to manage their mobile deployment as needed. It supports both corporate-owned and personal-owned (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device) device deployments and mixed environments of BlackBerry and other devices, providing mobile device management, mobile application management, and secure access to corporate data. It includes an intuitive, unified, web-based administration console to manage devices and users. It also supports BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is built on the same security and connectivity model for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that enterprise customers have always trusted and relied upon with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

Key Features for BlackBerry 10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 include:

  • Support for secure separation of work and personal applications and data on BlackBerry 10 smartphones through BlackBerry Balance technology.
  • Support for seamless and secure access to work email, content and secure connectivity to “behind the firewall” applications and data.
  • BlackBerry® World™ for Work, the new corporate app storefront for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that allows organizations to easily manage apps for employees. Administrators can push and install the organization’s mandatory apps to both corporate and personal-owned devices and publish recommended apps to employees.
  • Rich management controls for securing and managing work profiles including hierarchical group management with Active Directory integration, support for customizable administrative roles with granular capabilities, an intuitive enterprise enrollment process for employees that offers a self-service console, and centralized control of assignable profiles for email, SCEP, Wi-Fi®, VPN and proxy servers.
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