At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, BlackBerry today previewed a new multi-platform cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution that will enable businesses to secure and manage corporate and personal devices.
The new cloud-based EMM solution will give business the flexibility to support BYOD, allowing employees to enjoy the content and apps they demand, while maintaining the security requirements and productivity gains of mobilizing, for the organization.
BlackBerry's new multi-platform EMM cloud solution will offer businesses mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), security standards, and self-service capabilities for the end-user. The solution will be available as a service, offering simple and fast deployment. A Web-based admin console will provide administrators activation and deployment of BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones, app management, security policy configuration and compliance monitoring. Administrators will be also able to secure, deploy and manage apps. They will be able to build a catalog of public apps from the App Store, Google Play and the BlackBerry World storefront, and then view app distribution and usage for all users and devices.
End-users will be ble to manage their own devices through the self-service console. They will be able to easily perform common management tasks such as setting up or changing device passwords and remote wipe and lock without relying on an administrator, giving them independence and saving on helpdesk calls.
Closed beta testing for the new cloud-based EMM solution is already underway. The service will be available as a single monthly subscription that covers both the license and technical support, and is expected to be generally available by the end of November 2013.