Player Trades, Training Plans & Game Tactics: BlackBerry Provides Mobile Security for Professional German Soccer Club


Hannover_MDM_EMM_BES10With the big tournament under way, thousands of people are tuning in to see all the fanfare. While fans are drawn into the excitement of the game, IT Managers continue their focus on the mobile security requirements for their organizational smartphones that contain highly confidential information; including players’ schedules, training plans and game tactics.

In light of these mobile security precautions, BlackBerry customer Hannover 96, a German soccer club, was challenged with implementing an enterprise mobility solution that would adhere to internal data protection standards as well as German authority security regulations. As Nek Capric, Head of Marketing & Sales at Hannover 96 GmbH & Co., emphasized: “We have data and information that have to be kept private … Security is vital for an organization like ours.”

Hannover 96 recently announced that it deployed the BlackBerry enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10), to secure the organization’s highly confidential information across different platforms, including BlackBerry, iOS and Android™ devices.

Hannover 96 also deployed BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space app, a container solution that allows iOS and Android users to securely access corporate calendar, contacts, notes, tasks, intranet browser, documents, and e-mail. “Hannover 96 rolled out Secure Work Space as a container app to Android and iOS devices because of the secure communication that’s available to those devices through the app,” said Marc Kluvetasch, Head of IT at Hannover 96 GmbH & Co. “This gives us the ability to erase the Secure Work Space app if a device is lost or stolen, which ensures that valuable data is protected.”

“Soccer is the leading sport in Germany and BlackBerry is the leader in mobile enterprise security,” said Bastian Anthon, Head of Consulting, ISEC7 Group. “After first introducing Hannover 96 to BES10, they were keen to move forward with the multi-platform solution. In addition, I live in Hannover and am a big fan of Hannover 96 – so it was a great honor to work on Hannover 96’s BES10 implementation.”

Customers like Hannover 96 are embracing BlackBerry solutions to run their business and secure their applications using BES10 and Secure Work Space. As they look to extend the trusted BlackBerry security model to their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Hannover 96 is enjoying the comprehensive multi-OS device management for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices that BES10 provides.

About Markus C. Mueller

After completing law school end of 2001 Markus C. Mueller founded ubitexx in Germany. Since then ubitexx had the largest enterprises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as its customers. In Mobile Device Management ubitexx was marketleader in Germany. In May 2011 BlackBerry acquired ubitexx in order to expand its Mobile Device Management offering to other plattforms. Since then ubitexx is a 100% subsidiary of BlackBerry. As CEO at ubitexx he led strategy, business development and legal. Markus is a recognized expert of the mobile business market. Since the acquisition through BlackBerry he has supported the company as a Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, took over the Managing Director position for Germany in May 2013 and since February 2014 is Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Europe.

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