BlackBerry this week unveiled its mobile-native approach to security with the launch of a platform designed for the Enterprise of Things.
BlackBerry’s new platform is designed to be the foundation that enables the company to move to software. This platform completes the integration of the company’s prior acquisitions of Good Technology, WatchDox, AtHoc and Encription.
Data breaches and cybersecurity threats are some of the biggest roadblocks to realizing the greatest potential of the Enterprise of Things, which BlackBerry defines as the network of intelligent connections and endpoints within the enterprise that enable products to move from sketch to scale.
“Businesses must be able to confidentially and reliably transmit sensitive data between endpoints to keep people, information and goods safe,” said John Chen, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry. “BlackBerry is uniquely qualified to address this emerging market now because of our deep experience, industry leadership and ongoing product innovation that addresses future business needs.”
The totality of the BlackBerry solution is called BlackBerry Secure and is grounded in the company’s mobile software security platform. It helps companies manage and secure their mobile devices and connected things and secures communications for all messaging and file types – ultimately opening up new markets for BlackBerry where multiple endpoint mobile security management and applications are critical.
“Our customers’ investments are protected because this foundational platform is not only compatible with our current products and third-party software like Microsoft 365, but is also ‘future-proofed’ to address upcoming capabilities such as messaging and analytics,” Chen said. “It allows customers to build their own apps, workflows and business processes, and will be compatible with future applications and cloud-based systems because we have plans to expand the platform’s features, market segments it supports, and our entire partner ecosystem.”
In addition to more than 80 security certifications, BlackBerry recently ranked the highest in all six use cases of Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management” report.