BlackBerry Starts Tests of Corporate Email Server Upgrade
Published on: 3rd Dec 2013
BlackBerry has announced enhancements to its enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) version 10.2.
The company said that a number of corporate users who are part of its Early Adopter and Beta programs are running the new version in a test environment.
To date, customers have installed nearly 30,000 BES10 commercial and test servers around the world.
BES10 version 10.2 brings key new features to the EMM solution, including:
- Expanded Multi-Platform support: Includes Secure Work Space support for iOS 7 background email sync, API support allowing the automation of BES10 functions for iOS and Android devices through BlackBerry Web Services, and dynamic support for iOS and Android OS updates, which allows IT administrators to create activation and application distribution rules for the latest iOS and Android devices that employees bring into the organization, without requiring a server upgrade.
- BYOD Enrolment for iOS and Android: enables BYOD by allowing administrators to manage only the Secure Work Space container on iOS and Android devices, thereby providing BYOD users with the assurance that the personal information and apps on their device remains in their control.
- Self-Service Portal: A self-service portal enables users to perform device management tasks on their own, meaning fewer calls to IT, lower TCO and more control to users.
- Reduced Cost: BES10 now easily scales to support 100,000 devices per domain, with any mix of BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices, reducing the number of servers and resources required for large scale deployments.