BlackBerry Limited announced five new features and capabilities for its BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite.
According to BlackBerry, the goal of the new features is to securely connect both business and consumer applications to enable employees to instantly collaborate with peers and customers. It is in direct response to the advancements in mobile technology that have created a hyperconnected workforce where highly sensitive information and data are shared both inside and outside of organizational frameworks, according to BlackBerry.
The new features include the following:
- BlackBerry Workspaces Content Connector for Dropbox: This feature enables Workspaces users to view, protect and manage content stored within the Dropbox for Business
- BlackBerry Dynamics on Chromebook: BlackBerry Dynamics is now available on Chromebooks, with access to email, calendars, documents, applications and intranet without VPN.
- BlackBerry Work with Titus Data Classification: BlackBerry Work extends the ability to add existing advanced email classification while composing and replying. The BlackBerry Work mobile client integrates directly with the Titus Data Classification system and provides a UI to manage classifications while composing.
- BlackBerry Work with Azure-RMS protection: Users can now add, manage and view Azure Rights Management protection directly from a mobile device.
- BlackBerry UEM Corporate Owned Managed Profile (COMP) activation for Android Enterprise: COMP is a new Android Enterprise activation type that enables work and personal files on the device but with full device control by the administrator.
Before these new additions, BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite included Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, Mobile Content Management, Identity & Access Management, Mobile Security & Containerization and Flexible Deployment.
This is the second enterprise-related news from BlackBerry in past months. In April, BlackBerry announced that it would no longer offer BlackBerry Messenger but that the encrypted BBM Enterprise would be offered to consumers as a replacement.
BlackBerry had been working with Emtek to provide users with encrypted messaging on BBM, but when Emtek decided to end its service with BlackBerry, the company chose to provide its own secure platform. BBMe offers end-to-end encryption for enterprises and, as of April, consumers.