BlackBerry Provides Security Peace-of-Mind for Businesses in Australia and Latin America


Enterprise; Bill GalleryWhen weeks go by without an incident, it’s easy for companies and their employees to be lulled into a false sense of mobile security. However, two Australian organizations and one in Latin America are limiting the danger and risk by committing to the BlackBerry 10 platform to support their enterprise mobility needs. With a combination of device upgrades and deployments and the adoption of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) software for enterprise mobility management (EMM), these customers highlight why BlackBerry remains the leader in end-to-end solutions for industries with stringent security requirements.

Telsyte, a leading independent research firm, found that BlackBerry was the most widely implemented MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution in Australia in 2013*. In a market where MDM penetration more than doubled in Australia in 2013, the report also found that one in five businesses (with 20 or more employees) with an MDM solution in place, uses BlackBerry.  BlackBerry has seen 65% of its Australia’s customer base migrate to or are trialing BES10 since its launch, including verticals such as government, finance, mining and professional services.

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is a specialist federal government department that provides auditing services for the Australian Parliament. In addition to selecting BlackBerry 10 smartphones, they are managing multiple mobile operating systems using BES10 and BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices. About 86 percent of ANAO’s workforce is mobile, and needs to work fast and flexibly, while maintaining the integrity and security of national information. As ANAO’s CIO Gary Pettigrove emphasized, “As a department that sets best practices for others, it is important that we not only deliver a mobile strategy that meets our strict security requirements, but also drives productivity through real-time communications and enabling choice for our employees.”

Professional services company Questas has rigorous security needs that call for a centralized corporate network for its fleet across Australia. Noting BlackBerry’s unique commitment to providing a true end-to-end solution, Questas CIO Ferdinando Cosentino said, “We found BlackBerry provided the level of security our business needs at both the device and network level, and is able to optimally satisfy our mobile requirements, while catering for other platforms as well.”

On the other side of the globe, the largest private bank in Latin America, Itaú Unibanco, announced its commitment to BlackBerry 10 in several ways. The bank is:

  • Upgrading its base of more than 7,000 BlackBerry smartphones to BlackBerry 10
  • Initially deploying 1,000 BlackBerry Q5 devices
  • Taking its base to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 and BES10 for EMM

Renowned in its market for its high level of commitment to information security, Itaú Unibanco needed a solution that would help increase employees’ responsiveness, while maintaining security and flexibility within IT, and called on BlackBerry to support that mission.

As the leading provider of EMM solutions for security-conscious organizations such as ANAO, Questas, Itaú Unibanco, and more than 30,000 others around the world, BlackBerry is set apart by its commitment to end-to-end mobility management. Today’s announcements from different corners of the globe emphasize how security-conscious organizations depend on BlackBerry’s commitment to providing EMM solutions across multiple platforms and enterprise touch points. It also shows further momentum in our work to articulate our EMM leadership strategy as one that provides differentiated security solutions across industries.

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* Telsyte, Australian Enterprise Mobility Market Study 2014

About Kim Geiger

Kim is a PR Manager at BlackBerry responsible for Enterprise and Government communications. Outside of work, Kim dabbles in interior design and loves going on long hikes with her two fur babies. Follow her on Twitter (@kimmerrss)

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