Secure Work Space is a solution that provides containerization, application-wrapping, and secure connectivity for a high level of control and security on iOS and Android devices. A licensing option with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, Secure Work Space essentially extends BlackBerry security to corporate data at-rest as well as data in-transit using the global and secure BlackBerry Infrastructure. It offers BlackBerry Balance-like capabilities to provide peace of mind for IT departments in a BYOD environment, while separating personal content for personal use.
We first spoke about Secure Work Space in March, sharing the details, major features, and how the solution differentiates from competitors, as well as a look at the true BlackBerry Balance experience on BlackBerry 10 smartphones. We’re committed to helping businesses tackle BYOD pressures and policies smartly and safely.
Key Features of Secure Work Space for iOS and Android
- Secure Work Space for iOS and Android includes core starter apps such as email, contacts, calendar, and a fantastic and secure HTML5 compatible browser.
- Also included is containerization; both corporate and third-party application-wrapping without the need to modify source code.
- Secure connectivity is integrated into every level of the solution, and most importantly, data in transit is routed through the global BlackBerry Infrastructure.
- You don’t need an expensive VPN, you don’t need multiple vendors, deployment is straightforward, and global technical support is available.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 server software is free to download. Annual Client Access Licenses (CALs) for Secure Work Space are approximately $99 USD (MSRP per year) per device. The required BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1 server software is available as a 60-day free trial which includes 50 EMM Corporate CALs (providing device management for BlackBerry 10) and 50 Secure Work Space CALs. If you’re using BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.0 and want to upgrade to version 10.1 with Secure Work Space, find out how you can update and get trial CALs; it’s all clearly laid out at www.blackberry.com/bes10.
Anticipation for availability has been high as we’ve designed and developed Secure Work Space, with confirmed support from important solution partners such as Box, Harmon.ie, and Splashtop. These partners will be launching Secure Work Space compatible solutions in the near future.
With Secure Work Space and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, you’ll be ready to tackle BYOD. How do you see it providing benefit to your business? Share in the comments below.