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RIM Launches BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 With iOS and Android Support

New Enterprise Mobility Management Solution Provides Device Management, Security and App Management for BlackBerry, iOS and Android Devices

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion on Wednesday announced that its new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, is now available to the general public for download.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 combines device management, and mobile applications management for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, and new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in a consolidated solution. Through the same console, administrators can now manage BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers mobile device management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and has already been FIPS 140-2 certified.

According to the company, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 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 also supports BlackBerry Balance technology, RIM’s solution to separate and secure work applications and data from personal content on BlackBerry devices.

Other features for BlackBerry 10 smartphones combined with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 include:

• Support for secure access to work email, content and secure connectivity to "behind the firewall" applications and data.

• BlackBerry World 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 enterprise enrollment process for employees that offers a self-service console, and centralized control of assignable profiles for email, SCEP, Wi-Fi, VPN and proxy servers.

"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."

RIM has made BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software available for download as a limited sixty-day free trial. Additionally, existing customers can take advantage of the free license trade up program through the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program, which is available until December 31, 2013. 

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.