BlackBerry made a major announcement Tuesday with the expansion of its BlackBerry Enterprise Service to include iOS and Android devices. The move sees the phone company increasingly focusing on services as it deals with its strengths in the face of iOS and Android market share. Secure Work Space allows BlackBerry clients to manage their files on all devices they support with the companies legendary security, even when they’re not on their BlackBerry.
“Secure Work Space builds on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and we found that BlackBerry’s secure infrastructure offered our company the best containerization solution to help mobilize our multi-platform environment, while maintaining a great user experience,” said Thierry Lammers, Director and co-founder, e-office mobile. “We’re looking forward to deploying this solution across our organization and to our customers in the coming months and bringing the separation of work and personal data to life on iOS and Android devices.”
BlackBerry reports that a Forrester Research, Inc. study showed that by 2016, 350 million workers will be using smartphones, with 200 million providing their own devices in the office. Secure Work Space allows workers bringing their own devices to have the same security available on a work BlackBerry without having to compromise use of their personal phones.
The company released a video explaining the new service, which we have linked below.