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BlackBerry WatchDox Wins Recognition From Gartner

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BlackBerry WatchDox has won recognition from Gartner for a second consecutive year. In Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS), BlackBerry’s WatchDox has been named a “Visionary.”

WatchDox offers a solution for two issues

BlackBerry’s WatchDox allows employees to be more flexible and productive irrespective of their location. With the help this technology, they can access documents from PC and Mac desktops, tablets and smartphones. This is the most secure EFSS solution from BlackBerry, and is unique in a way that the document encryption and control stay with the file even if it is shared via unmanaged devices. This makes easier for users and administrator to track and audit those  accessing records along with an ability to revoke access or even delete files remotely. This enhances an organization’s visibility and control over how files are viewed, edited, copied, printed or forwarded.

Billy Ho, BlackBerry’s Executive Vice President said WatchDox is a single solution for two major contradicting requirements i.e. “security and productivity.” Enterprises do want to provide their employees with greater access for enhancing productivity, but at the same time do not want sensitive data at risk. WatchDox is a combination of an easy to use consumer-style application interface with high security to meet the specific needs of every enterprise. “As with all of the products in BlackBerry’s portfolio, it seamlessly enables secure productivity for our customers,” Ho said.

BlackBerry and security are inseparable

Among all the products in the EFSS space, BlackBerry WatchDox is the most effective due to its enhanced security and collaboration features. WatchDox’s content security skills are best in class, and utilize the state-of-art AES 256-bit encryption. The product has been designed to meet the needs of enterprises having  the highest security requirements, and allows a client to deploy it on-premises or use hosted solutions. In addition to offering WatchDox’s technology as an independent product, BlackBerry is integrating WatchDox with BES12.

BlackBerry is known for integrating with technologies that provide trusted and secure solutions to help clients stay productive. The recent acquisition of Secusmart and Movirtu is an example of the Canadian firm’s continued commitment towards security.

In pre-market trading on Tuesday, BlackBerry shares were up 3.43% to $7.28. Year to date the stock is down almost 34%, while in the last twelve months the stock is down close to 27%.

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