BlackBerry Previews Secure Work Space Technology for Third Party Platforms

Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:00am EDT

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  WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Mar 14 (MARKET WIRE) --
BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today confirmed its commitment to
bringing a solution that will separate and secure work and personal data
on mobile devices to third party platforms. Secure Work Space for iOS(R)
and Android(TM) will be managed through BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service
10, BlackBerry's multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution
which builds upon more than a decade of enterprise and security expertise
and is the most widely deployed mobility solution in enterprises today.

    An update for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will soon extend
BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit and
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.

    "With BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM) technology, we offer the industry's only
true compromise-free separation of work and personal data and
applications," said David J Smith, EVP, Enterprise Mobile Computing.
"With Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices, we're extending as
many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in
today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. 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."

    The Secure Work Space solution enables customers to save considerable
effort and expense as they no longer need to configure and manage
expensive VPN infrastructures to provide mobile device access to data and
applications that reside behind their corporate firewalls. With
end-to-end enterprise mobility management, a straightforward deployment
process, and a global and flexible technical support model, BlackBerry
offers a secure and reliable solution as the clear choice for enterprises
and governments to support BYOD policies for iOS and Android platforms.
Additional applications can easily be secured and added to the workspace,
without the need to modify source code. 

    "The vast majority of smartphones on the market aren't adequately secure
for corporate or government work," said Robert Enderle, Principal
Analyst, Enderle Group. "Currently BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
combined with BlackBerry Balance or Secure Work Space has the only volume
solution which has been designed from the ground up to provide the
security most IT departments require. With this announcement BlackBerry
is expanding beyond their own top to bottom approach to security to
address this need on other platforms. With this product BlackBerry is
showcasing their security legacy by providing a stronger cross platform
security solution than anyone else can in the market." 

    Closed beta testing for Secure Work Space has already started and general
availability will be offered by the end of the second quarter, calendar
year 2013. More details will be announced at the BlackBerry Live
conference in May, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

    About BlackBerry 

    A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the
mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to
inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by
continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in
1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North
America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on
the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX:BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

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