BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Now Available for Download

Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:01am EST

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  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Jan 22 (MARKET WIRE) --
Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that its
new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry(R)
Enterprise Service 10, is now available for download. BlackBerry
Enterprise Service 10 re-invents RIM's EMM by bringing together device
management, industry leading security(i), and mobile applications
management for BlackBerry(R) smartphones, BlackBerry(R) PlayBook(TM)
tablets, and new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in a consolidated solution. It
also provides a single console for managing BlackBerry, Android(TM) and
iOS(R) devices.

    BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of RIM's
enterprise mobility management expertise and the most widely deployed
mobility solution in enterprises today. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure
mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution
for business customers. 

    "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, Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 makes
mobility easy for businesses to help keep them moving." 

    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(R) Balance(TM) 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(R) Enterprise Server.

    Key Features for BlackBerry 10 smartphones with BlackBerry Enterprise
Service 10


--  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(R) World(TM) 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(R), VPN and proxy servers.


    What Customers Are Saying

    "The BlackBerry solution has been meeting our enterprise mobility needs
for 10 years and it's been incredibly exciting to be among the first UK
customers to try out BlackBerry 10," said Craig Allcock, Head of
Networks, Group Technology, The Co-operative Group. "The re-designed UI
is excellent, providing a smooth experience which enables you to
seamlessly switch between applications and content across both the
personal and work profiles. We're confident that BlackBerry 10
smartphones and the new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will enable us
to both anticipate and meet the existing and future enterprise mobility
needs of our individual employees." 

    "We've been testing BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 in
our environment and we're pleased with the manageability, security and
reliability that the solution offers, along with expanded management
capabilities to other devices within our network," said Peter E. Lesser,
Director of Global Technology, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
"BlackBerry has been a trusted partner of ours for many years, and we're
excited to implement BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 in our
organization."

    What Industry Analysts Are Saying

    "BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 brings some important technology, cost
and operational improvements to existing BlackBerry customers," said Nick
McQuire, Research Director Mobile Enterprise Strategies EMEA for IDC. "We
believe RIM is poised to capitalize on its strong history in delivering
reliable, scalable and secure mobile enterprise management solutions to
help organizations address an increasingly diverse mobile environment." 

    "Companies require maximum flexibility and diversity in mobile
deployments," said Jack Gold, principal analyst of J.Gold Associates,
LLC. "Products that manage multiple platforms, while at the same time
enabling the segregation of personal and corporate data, represent an
optimum solution by offering the lowest total cost of ownership, most
end-user friendly, and highest security approach to enterprise mobility."

    Availability

    The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software as well as a limited sixty
(60) day free trial (includes client access licenses) is available to be
ordered here. 

    Through the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program, existing customers can take
advantage of the free license trade up program at
www.blackberry.com/licensetradeup, which is available until December 31,
2013.(ii)

    (i) BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has been FIPS 140-2 certified.

    (ii) Terms and conditions apply. 

    About Research In Motion

    Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation,
revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the
BlackBerry(R) solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry(R) products and
services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay
connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their
day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices
in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed
on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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