Gartner EFSS Magic Quadrant Recognizes WatchDox by BlackBerry as a ‘Visionary’


(This blog is from Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions at BlackBerry)

When BlackBerry looked at WatchDox’s approach to Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS), we were impressed. Among their competitors, WatchDox was doing something different: creating a unique, data-centric architecture that ensures that security travels with a file regardless of where it goes — even after downloaded by a third party. This is true digital rights management applied to enterprise data and it makes it much easier to share files and collaborate while maintaining the kind of security and control that BlackBerry’s enterprise customers expect.

In fact, we were so impressed, we bought the company. It’s part of BlackBerry’s ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive enterprise portfolio of products and services that make it easy for people to work and collaborate — securely — whenever and wherever they want. WatchDox’s visionary — yet effective — approach to securing enterprise data made them a great fit for this expanding portfolio.

A Visionary is also how Gartner positions WatchDox in their latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing, released last week. This is the second year Gartner has recognized WatchDox as a Visionary in this Magic Quadrant, which evaluated 16 providers of EFSS products. To learn more about how WatchDox by BlackBerry measures up to the competition, download the complete report at

Of course, the real measure of the product isn’t what we think or what analysts think — it’s what customers think. WatchDox is already the solution of choice for three of the top five civilian government agencies; five of the six major Hollywood studios; half of the top 12 private equity firms and 150 Fortune 1000 companies. Within organizations that must comply with strict regulations or need to protect valuable intellectual property – and where productivity and collaboration are critical — you’ll find WatchDox.

Becoming part of BlackBerry will help make this great solution available to a much broader group of enterprise customers. BlackBerry is integrating WatchDox by BlackBerry as a service through BES12, our multi-OS Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. Plus, WatchDox technology is also available as an independent value-added offering that complements BlackBerry’s portfolio of value added services, including solutions for communications and collaboration, voice and data encryption, identity and access, and virtual SIM management. This enterprise portfolio, together with world-class support, gives enterprises the capability to secure their communications end-to-end, whether they be voice, text, messaging, data and enterprise files. That means that their teams can create and collaborate wherever they are — whether they are separated by a few blocks or a few continents.

Find out more about WatchDox by BlackBerry at


About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a mobile-native software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things. BlackBerry Secure software provides the embedded intelligence for the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things can thrive. BlackBerry holds 80+ security certifications and approvals, the most of any mobile vendor. We hold the top position in all six categories of Gartner’s high-security mobility management study. We are ranked among the top 10% of all cybersecurity providers. All G7 governments and 15 of G20 are BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software is the most widely deployed among Fortune 500 companies.

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