BlackBerry EMM solution upgrade enters Beta

New version of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 available globally, says vendor

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BlackBerry EMM solution upgrade enters Beta BES is a centralised management platform for devices, apps and content across iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  December 8, 2013

BlackBerry on Thursday announced enhancements to its multi-OS enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) version 10.2.

The Canadian smartphone maker said BES10 customers including Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Secusmart are currently participating in the BES10 version 10.2 Early Adopter and Beta programmes, and are running the new version in a test environment.

"To date, customers have installed nearly 30,000 BES10 commercial and test servers around the world," BlackBerry said.

"Organisations continue to choose BlackBerry because it is the most proven and trusted enterprise mobility management solution, supporting iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. That is why Secusmart, a leading expert in the field of highly secure mobile voice and data communication, uses BES10, and chose to be an early adopter of version 10.2."

BES is a centralised management platform for devices, apps and content across iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Security policies are set and enforced through a single console.

"We enable any organisation or government agency to manage iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices without compromising security," said Stephen Bates, head, Enterprise Business Unit, BlackBerry.

"No other mobile vendor has the same level of trusted and proven security as BlackBerry. We've achieved this with an end-to-end multi-platform solution that's secured at the device, server and network layer. And now BES10 version 10.2 provides even more tools to help manage BYOD environments and achieve cost efficiencies." 

The new version includes Secure Work Space support for iOS 7 background email sync; API support allowing the automation of BES10 functions for iOS and Android devices through BlackBerry Web Services; and support for iOS and Android OS updates without requiring a server upgrade.

BYOD enrollment for iOS and Android is also included as is a self-service portal, which enables users to perform device management tasks on their own.

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