Thursday, January 21

Blackberry acquires Good Technology to boost security services

Blackberry is always and constantly in the works to not only make sure that it churns out devices to benefit us but also, make them as secure as a smartphone can possibly be. This was one of the concerns that the Canadian OEM had towards the production of an Android device but it has been reported recently that BlackBerry has put a lot of measures in place to ensure that the Priv is as secure as can be.

Following this, Blackberry recently concluded the acquisition of Good Technology, a business venture that was synonymous for its works and research as concerns mobile security. This means that Blackberry would now integrate the security software and solutions offered by Good Technology with its own, making room for an highly secure device.

Blackberry is now also able to offer mobile security services to each and every device, irrespective of the platforms on which these devices are running. For customers, this means that –

1. The broadest set of options to meet the full cross-platform needs of an enterprise for EMM, including support for iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, and Android including Samsung KNOX™ Workspace and Android™ for Work.

2. Support for varying deployment models such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD); corporate owned, personally enabled (COPE); corporate owned, business only (COBO); as well as environments with multiple user interfaces and operating systems.

3. The most secure container solution in the market; used on millions of devices around the world to meet the highest
security requirements, protecting data independent of device, app, user or location.

4. The widest portfolio of secure enterprise productivity applications in the industry, including over 2,000 Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and custom applications with software development kit (SDK) support.

5. Secure mobile applications such as WatchDox for secure sync and file share, AtHoc for crisis communication and BBM Protected for messaging.

6. Secure mobile collaboration applications like Good Work, Good Access, and Good for Salesforce1 CRM.

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