BES12 Cloud Updates Expand Support for Multi-OS Deployments


Earlier this year, we introduced BES12 Cloud, which simplifies management of devices and applications, and today we’re pleased to announce that the solution has expanded multi-OS support.

BES12 Cloud is a cloud-based EMM solution that is flexible and simple to deploy and easy to use. It is a secure and scalable architecture for all sizes of business no matter what devices they manage – from iOS®, Android™ (including Android™ for Work and Samsung KNOX™), Windows Phone® to BlackBerry® devices. With BES12 Cloud, organizations can be confident that their mobile content is protected, while giving users access to the work information they need to be more productive.

“Many small and medium-sized businesses see the potential of mobility, but are challenged by factors such as cost, time, lack of IT expertise and the need to manage multiple types of devices,” said Maribel Lopez, Principal and Founder of Lopez Research. “By moving to a cloud solution, these companies can gain the appropriate level of control and flexibility to manage their mobile deployment without compromising on the security and privacy of their data.”

“Knowing our designs are protected by the most secure enterprise mobility platform in the world gives us – and our clients – peace of mind,” said Constantine Dionysios Moschoyiannis, Director at Morea Architects. “With BES12 Cloud, we take advantage of BlackBerry’s security architecture, and can manage any device our staff members choose to use, without the need for dedicated in-house technical support, saving thousands of dollars in IT costs. We also save valuable time and money with BBM Meetings, which lets our small team conduct meetings from anywhere, show the building site, share plans with the office and the client, make changes and get client approval – securely, in real time.”

Introducing Enhancements to BES12 Cloud

In the latest version of BES12 Cloud, we’re expanding multi-OS management capabilities to support customers looking to manage mobile devices across a range of deployment models, from BYOD to COPE. With BES12 Cloud, customers can feel confident that their business data is kept secure and separate from personal data on their employees’ devices.

On the Android front, the latest version of BES12 Cloud introduces Samsung KNOX Workspace, which allows end-users to manage Samsung KNOX enabled devices (devices running Android 4.4 and later) such as Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets in a Work/Personal mode as well as Workspace-only mode. Samsung KNOX Workspace allows any application to run securely in the work side of the device, without the need for application wrapping. This release also supports Android™ for Work (AfW), which enables platform-level separation of business and personal data, and allows any application to run securely in the work side of the device without the need for application wrapping.

For customers deploying iPads and iPhones within their organization, BES12 Cloud now offers support for the Apple® Device Enrollment Program (DEP), which simplifies enrollment of corporate-issued iOS devices. Administrators can enable supervised controls over-the-air to manage large deployments of devices.

Powerful Ecosystem

BES12 is the core of a powerful ecosystem that offers organizations the foundation to extend their EMM capabilities beyond the management of devices and applications. With value-added services (VAS) such as BBM Enterprise (formerly known as BBM Protected) and Enterprise Identity by BlackBerry, along with our portfolio of certified partner applications, companies can complement their existing IT investments with solutions tailored to address their current and future business needs.

Learn more about BES12 Cloud and the new features announced today at

About Jeff Murphy

Jeff Murphy is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for BlackBerry's EMM and ID & Access portfolio. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with family, playing hockey and practicing martial arts.

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