RIM CIO at the MobileCON 2012 Keynote: Security for Data at Rest Extending to iOS and Android

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Today, attendees at the MobileCON 2012 conference in San Diego had the opportunity to listen to Research In Motion (RIM®) Chief Information Officer, Robin Bienfait, share insights into the future of mobility from an enterprise mobility management and professional end user perspective. Because this conference is enterprise and mobile IT focused, Robin discussed how BlackBerry® is partnering with its customer base to unleash the power of mobile information. Business professionals today need to rapidly make intelligent decisions, without worrying about the reliability and security of core infrastructure. The concept of untethered mobility was a major theme of today’s keynote. Being connected means that you’re free to go anywhere without losing the connection to what’s important to you. Robin encouraged all in attendance to look beyond email to a truly mobile vision – a vision that brings people and information together, in any time, in any space.

Highlights from the MobileCON keynote included an expansion of RIM’s current BlackBerry® Balance™ offering, a glimpse into RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 platform, and insights into how business leaders can shape their IT framework to keep information safe and end-users satisfied.

An interesting feature that is currently in market today, Robin showcased how BlackBerry Balance is designed to give users peace of mind that their privacy is respected, while IT administrators can rest assured that their sensitive corporate data is also protected. In San Diego, Robin talked about how this capability is reshaping and empowering today’s mobile workforce. BlackBerry Balance technology is designed to separate and secure work and personal information, so users can stay connected to the important people and things in their life, without sacrificing functionality.

Robin also discussed RIM’s big-picture commitment to enterprise customers remains paramount, “We’re committed to listening and to partnering with you as you face mobility trends and challenges.”

A major win for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), BlackBerry Balance is designed to give users peace of mind that their privacy is respected, while IT administrators can rest assured that their sensitive corporate data is also protected. BlackBerry Balance technology is designed to separate and secure work and personal information, so users can stay connected to the important people and things in their life, without sacrificing functionality. In San Diego, Robin announced RIM’s commitment to extending BlackBerry security to data-at-rest on Android and iOS devices. Along with BlackBerry Balance for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, this will provide the confidence and comfort that IT Administrators need across their entire mobile environment.

While RIM is confident that BlackBerry devices are the safest, most robust, and cost-effective solution for the enterprise, for those organizations that wish to allow Android and iOS into their environment, BlackBerry will continue to keep your corporate data safe and secure – just as we’ve always done with our devices – and now for iOS and Android. We want to take the uncertainty and guesswork out of letting the unknown into your environment, and work together with our partners on solutions that work best for them, and for their unique ecosystem. We are an industry leader known as the world’s most secure solution, and we are excited to extend this capability to other mobile platforms. Some may say we’re breaking the rules here by supporting the management of competitive devices… but our big-picture commitment to our enterprise customers remains paramount – we’re committed to listening and to partnering with you as you face mobility trends and challenges.

From its core DNA, BlackBerry has always delivered a solution that engages people, brings them together, and empowers collaboration and success. The BlackBerry 10 platform will help you to achieve goals and take action, and the live demonstration by RIM’s Jeff Gadway gave attendees a glimpse into what to expect in Q1 of 2013. From the peek and flow gestures to the demonstration of BlackBerry Balance capabilities, the launch of BlackBerry 10 is set to be a pinnacle moment in the rich history of mobile computing. BlackBerry is laying the foundation for a fundamental change in how we all communicate, collaborate, and engage with information. Stay tuned to the BlackBerry for Business Blog for future updates from inside RIM – there is much more to share and discuss!

About Luke Reimer

@Luke_Reimer is an Enterprise Marketing Manager at BlackBerry helping to design, launch, and manage enterprise marketing programs - particularly concerning content across digital mediums. Beyond spreading BlackBerry goodness in enterprise communities, you can find Luke cooking up a storm, out on his motorcycle (when Canadian weather allows), or digging into a good science fiction book.

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