BlackBerry will expand its Enterprise Service to work on iOS- and Android-based devices in a move which may help the company secure sales to clients that have migrated away from its handsets.
Canadian company said that users will be able to access Secure Work Space from non-BlackBerry devices, including both data-at-rest and data-in-transit to provide complete separation between work and personal data.
The BlackBerry Secure Work Space solution includes secured client applications for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, secure browsing and document editing for each device that is provisioned via BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
According to BlackBerry’s EVP of Enterprise Mobile Computing David J Smith, with Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices many of the “standard BlackBerry features” are extended to other platforms, which is critical in today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. He went on to add: “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers administrators a single, intuitive platform enabling them to effectively and securely manage a variety of devices while protecting their corporate assets and at the same time providing employees the flexibility they desire.”
Closed beta testing for Secure Work Space has already started and general availability is slated for the end of June.