BlackBerry launches new cloud-based EMM solution

BES12 Cloud provides browser-based control centre for range of business smartphones and tablets

Mobile management

BlackBerry has today launched BES12 Cloud. A fully cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution, BES12 Cloud offers employers the chance to capitalise on growing BYOD trends by allowing secure administration of a huge range of business smartphones and tablets.

Announced at last month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the launch sees BlackBerry's successful SaaS lineup continuing to grow. BES12 Cloud joins Secusuite and the BlackBerry 10 OS itself as one of the company's flagship software services.

As part of a partnership announced at MWC, BlackBerry has also integrated Samsung's range of secure Knox devices into EMM solutions such as BES12 Cloud. The system will also incorporate Android for Work, iOS and Windows smartphones and tablets. 

Controlled entirely via browser interface, BES12 Cloud is designed to have all of the advantages of on-premise EMM solutions whilst also using the public cloud for enhanced mobility and scalability. Hosted entirely on off-site servers, it also means that CIOs don't need to invest in costly server stacks.

The tiered pricing structure is based on annual per-device subscriptions, and ranges from $23 to $90. Lower price tiers will have less support available, with more security and management options for premium customers.

BlackBerry is the latest in a long line of companies that are utilising the power of the cloud to improve their B2B offerings. J. Gold Associates predicts that by 2016, three-quarters of Enterprise Mobility Management will be based in the cloud, with similar numbers quoted by analysts in regards to application workloads and data storage.

Featured Resources

Four cyber security essentials that your board of directors wants to know

The insights to help you deliver what they need

Download now

Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

Protect your data to protect your company

Download now

Improving cyber security for remote working

13 recommendations for security from any location

Download now

Why CEOS should care about the move to SAP S/4HANA

And how they can accelerate business value

Download now

Recommended

Samsung Galaxy S21 may drop charger and earphones
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 may drop charger and earphones

29 Oct 2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Best-in-class battery life
Google Android

Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Best-in-class battery life

29 Oct 2020
Lee Kun-hee, the man who saved Samsung, dies at 78
Business

Lee Kun-hee, the man who saved Samsung, dies at 78

26 Oct 2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: A capable iPad alternative
tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: A capable iPad alternative

21 Oct 2020

Most Popular

80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them
Security

80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them

20 Nov 2020
Cisco acquires container security startup Banzai Cloud
Security

Cisco acquires container security startup Banzai Cloud

18 Nov 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Cisco, BlueKeep, Apache Unomi
Security

Weekly threat roundup: Cisco, BlueKeep, Apache Unomi

19 Nov 2020