Keeping Information Safe and Private: BlackBerry Container Solution Protects Business Information and Mobile Applications


BlackBerry is synonymous with enterprise and security. In fact, we remain the dominant mobile device management leader with a global enterprise customer base exceeding 80,000. It is no surprise then that BlackBerry’s enterprise offerings – BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), BlackBerry, and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android – continue to beat out the competition.

In a recent report titled Protecting Enterprise Information on Mobile Devices, Using Managed Information Containers, Gartner stated, “One area where container products do not provide a solution is in the area of corporate-owned, personally enabled (COPE) devices. These are devices provided by the enterprise, but the enterprise allows employees to use them for some personal activities — such as listening to music; sending and receiving personal email, phone calls and texts; or loading personal applications.”[1] Unlike other container offerings, BlackBerry already delivers a best-in-class COPE management solution with BES10. This empowers employees to download productivity-enhancing apps like Cisco WebEx Meetings and Box in the work space and apps for their enjoyment like Flipboard and TuneIn Radio in the personal space.

Gartner also noted that, “at times, it seems that container vendors (and security vendors in general) do their best to create a challenging user interface.”[2]  Unlike the majority of container offerings, BlackBerry 10 devices managed for enterprise offer a full native OS and application experience inside both the work and personal container.

Authorization is another important issue for protecting enterprise information. Gartner asserts that “embedding strong integrity checks into the OS itself is the best option for verifying OS integrity.”[3] BlackBerry has always embedded integrity checks into the OS and maintains the gold standard in mobile security. Since security is part of our DNA, BlackBerry is built to safeguard our customers’ data.

Looking to the future, organizations need to consider which technologies can best protect their sensitive data. BlackBerry is unmatched when it comes to security, which is why for more than 15 years we have worked closely with governments around the world, including all of the G7 countries. This begs the question: why would you ever settle for “good enough” when it comes to protecting your company’s greatest asset?

To learn more about BlackBerry’s COPE solution, Native container capabilities and security please review Gartner’s full report here.

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[1] Gartner, “Protecting Enterprise Information on Mobile Devices, Using Managed Information Containers,” Eric Maiwald, January 27, 2014 (p. 14).
[2] Gartner (p. 16).
[3] Gartner (p. 31).

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About Jeff Holleran

As Senior Director, Enterprise Product Management, at BlackBerry, Jeff Holleran is responsible for leading the team that sets the product strategy and roadmap for BlackBerry’s enterprise software offerings. Jeff has also held leadership roles in technical sales and solutions development since joining BlackBerry in November, 2001. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Jeff held senior IT positions in several large enterprise companies. Jeff holds a Computer Engineering degree from Florida Institute of Technology.

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