BlackBerry Launches Secure Work Space for iOS and Android

BlackBerry Launches Secure Work Space for iOS and Android

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BlackBerry today announced the availability of Secure Work Space, a new security solution that separates work and personal apps and data on iOS and Android devices. The feature is a new option that comes with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (version 10.1.1).

Secure Work Space offers an ideal BYOD mobile security solution, providing organizations the flexibility to embrace BYOD without sacrificing security. On a personal iOS or Android device, users with Secure Work Space get integrated email (with attachment viewing), calendar and contacts for productivity, as well as secure browser access to intranets and document editing capabilities with BlackBerry’s Documents To Go. With corporate data separated and controlled within the Secure Work Space container, these standard apps can be deployed with confidence to any user, together with other apps chosen by the company.

Secure Work Space uses the same trusted behind-the-firewall connection available for BlackBerry smartphones and extends BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit to iOS and Android devices. The container is managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, making it easy and convenient to manage all devices from its single console. The solution also enables customers to save considerable effort, administration and expense as they no longer need to configure and manage expensive VPN infrastructures to provide mobile device access to data and apps that reside behind their corporate firewalls.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 server software is free to download. Annual client access licenses (CALs) for Secure Work Space are $99 (MSRP) per year per device. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is also available as a sixty (60) day free trial bundle that includes 50 EMM Corporate CALs (providing device management for BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Android devices) and 50 Secure Work Space CALs (for iOS and Android). The free trial can be downloaded at the link below...

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Adam - June 27, 2013 at 11:51am
There are other alternatives for separating corporate and personal data besides containerization. For example, it's possible to host corporate applications and data in the data center, and leverage virtualization and HTML5 technologies to provide remote, browser-based access. One such solution is Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from various devices (including iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Chromebooks) to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping the organization’s applications and data separate from the employee’s personal device. Since AccessNow does not require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details - IT staff also end up with less support hassles. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin. For an online, interactive demo visit: Please note that I work for Ericom