BlackBerry has named a raft of channel parters, including Ingram Micro, Orange France SA, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, DMI and others, as primary distributors for its BES12 cross-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) suite, which was released this week.
BlackBerry EMM customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries, and the top five largest oil and gas companies in the world.
BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities to accomodate a range of mobile deployment models, such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and supports iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS.
“It’s an exciting time for BlackBerry – and for its partners. We expect BES12 to be well received by users and the mobility industry, and we look forward to our companies’ continued collaboration,” said Bashar Nejdawi, executive vice president at Ingram Micro and president of North America for Ingram Micro Mobility.
Features include management and security for devices, applications and company data; advanced encryption, containerization and application wrapping; and a scalable architecture up to 25,000 devices per server and 150,000 devices per domain. It can be deployed on-premise or through a private cloud – and will soon be available via hybrid or public clouds.
Administrators can holistically manage all users, devices, policies and profiles from a unified console, with an endpoint management model for more flexible management of devices, applications and data. Comprehensive reporting and dashboards simplify the management of complex fleets of devices.
BES12 is also the first BES platform that will extend beyond smartphones and tablets to support the management of things, including medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and automobiles.
All BES12 subscriptions include BlackBerry Technical Support Services, and BlackBerry’s connection to more than 675 mobile operators around the world allows the BES12 platform to be licensed to a global network across all supported device platforms on a monthly subscription basis.