This article is the first in a five-part series profiling companies leading the field in disruptive technology.
BlackBerry is about more than just handheld devices. The hot topic among CIOs is—and always has been—security. As tech news continues to be overrun by endless data breaches, hackers and privacy issues, organizations that value data security stand by BlackBerry in a way that is incomparable to any other mobile provider. Decades after first appearing on the market, BlackBerry continues to set the corporate standard for mobile security. Here’s why…
Providing leading-edge, secure solutions defined BlackBerry’s mission from the get-go. The disruptive tech leader began its journey as an enterprise company that served mostly banks and government agencies—clients that demanded air-tight hardware, operating systems and back-end software. Right out of the gate, BlackBerry delivered, and they continue to do so decades later. They’ve grown up with the idea that security is a minimum requirement, and have infused it into every aspect of their corporate solutions.
For more than 15 years, BlackBerry has reigned as the mobile security leader, built upon through market research, product development, and strategic acquisitions. Connectivity via BlackBerry Infrastructure means they can disrupt the mobile playing field by providing end-to-end security without needing to resort to open firewall ports or virtual private networks (VPN).
BlackBerry continually innovates to provide the leading disruptive technologies in mobile security, while focusing on the ever-important content, credentials, and configurations of their clients’ corporate data. Their military-grade encryption ensures that data is always protected: whether on a handheld device, across a network or within a corporate infrastructure environment.
Today, BlackBerry provides enterprise-level solutions across all common mobile devices, not just its own. With mobile device management (MDM) policies using BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES 12), secure containerization from Good Dynamics and content security with WatchDox, all of BlackBerry’s solutions are functional on a variety of end-points. These include: iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OS, BlackBerry and wearables. Their clients’ business data remains continually protected while allowing flexibility around devices and ownership policies.
BlackBerry’s open development platform allows their corporate clients to build software that can easily integrate BlackBerrys into their existing business infrastructure. This means that government agencies, healthcare providers, and other enterprise organizations can distribute BlackBerrys to their frontline workers, and allow them to securely enter and access data—anywhere and anytime.
Tested and certified
To stay on top of their game, BlackBerry’s mobile security solutions are tested in many demanding, global mobile environments, especially those with mission-critical scenarios and high-security restrictions. Their solutions have also been independently certified for clients in the fields of government, defense, intelligence and more. To date, BlackBerry has obtained more than 70 security certifications—which is currently more than any other mobile vendor.
Large organizations will always value the secure control and customization that BlackBerry’s solutions provide. And for many of these companies, secure mobile connectivity is so paramount that highly connected smartphones are quickly replacing computers and laptops. As this trend continues, BlackBerry is sure to remain No. 1 in its field with seamless mobile security, backed by decades of disruptive tech innovations.
Connect with BlackBerry to learn more about how they continue to successfully disrupt the secure smartphone playing field, and stay tuned for part two in our series of disruptive