Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) wants to expand a little, that is why they made a special announcement on Thursday. The new solution will both separate and secure data for personal and work data. Even more interesting? The new enterprise security system was designed for the company’s biggest rivals: iOS and Android.
This particular solution will enable third-party platforms to enjoy the same security-based client applications like email, calendars, contacts, memos, tasks, photo editing, document editing, secure browsing, and more.
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The new service by Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) will allow Android and Apple users to access Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) or Blackberry’s secure enterprise network on their tablets or smartphones. They will no longer need to configure and manage a VPN connection.
Enterprise Mobile Computing executive vice president David J. Smith explained, “With BlackBerry Balance technology, we offer the industry’s only true compromise-free separation of work and personal data and applications. With Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices, we’re extending as many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers administrators a single, intuitive platform enabling them to effectively and securely manage a variety of devices while protecting their corporate assets and at the same time providing employees the flexibility they desire.”
There is already closed beta testing for Secure Work Space but the general availability most likely won’t be until the second quarter of 2013.
There will be more details regarding the new service later on in the spring during the BlackBerry Live event.
Robert Enderle (analyst for Enderle Group) added that most mobile operating systems are not secure enough for government agencies or big companies. He also said that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 with BlackBerry Balance or Secure Work Space are the only re liable solutions today. Perhaps Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is poised for a comeback in the not so distant future, although it may no longer be the smartphones that holds consumer interest.