BlackBerry Ltd, (BBRY) Expands Its Multi-OS Capabilities With BES12 v12.2

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BlackBerry Ltd.’s new Enterprise Service version 12.2 (BES12.2) now offers new features to enterprise developers, the Canadian firm informed them in a blog post. With the latest version, the Canadian firm has expanded its multi-OS capabilities.

BlackBerry stays committed to security

BlackBerry announced the launch of BES12 version 12.2, which is packed with improved multi-OS support and capabilities. The updated BES12 client and BES12v12.2 enables the distribution of certificates to Android Secure Workspace (SWS), Android for Work and Samsung KNOX. Simple certificate Enrollment Protocol for BlackBerry 10 devices and  iOS is already very straightforward, allowing BES to use certificates with the help of SCEP protocol from a central location.

The upgraded version also supports the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), making it easier for iOS devices being used by employees at their companies to be registered. Additionally, administrators can manage large numbers of iPhones and iPads when supervised control over the air is turned on.

BlackBerry – More ease for IT managers

It will also now be possible to activate Android for Work with BlackBerry’s BES12v12.2 from a phone. Further, a BES12.2 administrator can now enable or white-list any app on Google Play. BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus now offers support to UDP, which means enterprise developers wanting to deploy VoIP or stream audio/video over UDP can do so now.

BlackBerry’s blog informs readers that Android for Work now does not need app wrapping, and nearly every existing.apk file will work. Further, it has made some minor changes to BB10 as were required by Google. Now to enable AfW, enterprises should have a Google domain associated with them, and their devices should be encrypted. For now, an app on Google Play is the only option.

The upgraded BES12v12.2 is available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

At around 11 a.m. Eastern, BlackBerry shares were trading up 0.92% at $7.85, and year to date, the stock is down by almost 29%

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