RIM said the solution delivers a cost-efficient, secure, reliable and scalable solution that consolidates the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry OS – as well as Android and iOS – and provides a single, unified, web-based console for easily managing all devices.
“For businesses and government, managing a mix of mobile devices on any scale is chaotic. Organisations face pressure to allow employees to bring their own devices into the workplace, and they are looking to RIM as the global leader in the enterprise mobility space to solve that problem,” said Alan Panezic, VP of enterprise product management and marketing at Research In Motion.
“BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows organisations to manage a mixed environment of devices in the most secure, simple, and cost efficient manner possible. It also means that businesses and government do not have to move to the lowest common denominator on security for all the devices they need to manage,” he added.
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates the features and security architecture of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (version 5.0.3).
This integration provides advanced IT management and controls, a single outbound security connection (256-bit AES encrypted ‘BlackBerry VPN’), enforceable IT policies, support for BlackBerry Balance technology, and over-the-air app and software installation capabilities for the management of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets.
The solution allows BlackBerry smartphone users to leverage their current end-to-end BlackBerry security infrastructure and provides options for individually liable devices.