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BlackBerry powers Enterprise of Things with security updates

BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite offers improved productivity and security features

BlackBerry has added a range of features to improve productivity and security.
BlackBerry has added a range of features to improve productivity and security.
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BlackBerry has released productivity and security updates to its Enterprise Mobility Suite to power the Enterprise of Things.

As part of BlackBerry Secure is its Enterprise Mobility Suite which provides secure, management policies and controls across key platforms and device ownership models such as BYOD and corporate owned.

The company has added a range of features to improve productivity and security. It can now manage and apply protection policies to Microsoft Office 365 mobile applications, such as Word and Excel. Users of BlackBerry Access, will now be able to securely work with business data on their personal or BYOL (Bring-Your-Own-Laptop) Windows 10 and MacOS computers.

BlackBerry's Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solution and BlackBerry Workspaces, have been updated to allow in-line comments, @mentions and alerts. DocuSign has also been integrated, adding a key workflow for legally binding documents such as loan applications and financial transactions.

BlackBerry Analytics can now track daily and monthly active users, daily minutes used, usage by OS type and version, daily launch count and user engagement by feature (such as 1:1 chat vs group chat). This will offer IT and developer's the insight to increase business productivity.

BlackBerry has extended its endpoint management software capabilities to include modern workforce devices such as smart glasses. Applications specific to wearables, such as Ubimax and Atheer, can also be securely managed.

Billy Ho, executive vice president of enterprise software, BlackBerry, said: "The explosion of devices and consumer applications is making it increasingly difficult for enterprises to balance information security and compliance with productivity and connectivity.

"MDM and EMM are simply not enough, which is why we offer a Unified Endpoint Management platform that lets companies secure and manage these devices, plus the associated applications. By making it easier to use, we are removing one of the biggest IT challenges - getting employees to use corporate applications."