Hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors are in Barcelona, Spain this week to highlight and witness mobile trends and technologies at Mobile World Congress (MWC). As we embark on day two of the event, mobile security continues to be a key concern for customers and enterprises alike, particularly given the costs of mobile incidents. According to Symantec, these costs can average USD$429,000 when considering data loss, damage to the brand, productivity loss, and loss of customer trust.
In light of these mobile security-related risks and costs, BlackBerry announced today at MWC that Daimler AG and Airbus Group are among the latest multinational companies that are turning to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to keep their data secure, demonstrating that these mobile solutions remain a clear choice for security-conscious organizations.
Daimler AG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, relies on BlackBerry 10 smartphones for employees with increased security requirements. According to Dr. Michael Gorriz, CIO of Daimler AG, “BES10 in combination with BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers us the safest environment for mobile device management.”
Airbus Group, a global pioneer in Aeronautics, Space and Defense-related Service, also chose BES10 and is upgrading its entire BlackBerry mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Airbus conducted multiple tests and comparisons with other offerings on the market, and concluded that BlackBerry 10 met the company’s high standards and requirements for security, confidentiality, and Mobile Device Management capabilities.
Mobile Hype versus Leadership
In addition to Daimler AG and Airbus Group, BlackBerry secures mobile communication for more than 80,000 enterprises. These enterprises are turning to the BlackBerry platform as it’s the only one that can offer a true end-to-end security solution at the device, server and network level, which is particularly crucial in regulated industries.
In Latin America, BES10 is also experiencing considerable adoption across various industries and leading companies, including; Vepica, PDVSA and Odebrecht have chosen BES10 for secure Enterprise mobility management.
Given the growing number of new Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) players and solutions, it’s increasingly important for enterprises to distinguish between mobile hype and trusted leadership. Security is built into everything BlackBerry does, and we’ve been doing it longer and better than anyone else in the industry.
Furthermore, BlackBerry has more certifications than its competitors and is the only EMM vendor and handset maker to receive the Department of Defense “authority to operate” certification. Our leadership and certifications are among the many reasons that companies are counting on BlackBerry for their mobile solutions.
(As of February 2015, BlackBerry holds 70+ security certifications and approvals from governments.)
To encourage additional enterprise customers to adopt BES10, BlackBerry today announced a new promotional program for BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility platform that allows certain customers to deploy BES10 at no cost.
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