BlackBerry Enterprise Service vs MobileIron

Last updated: September 05, 2015

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BlackBerry Enterprise Service
BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) is the only solution you need for secure device, application and content management, with integrated security and connectivity, for BlackBerry, iOS and Android. Deploy, manage and control both corporate and BYOD device users through a simple unified console.
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MobileIron
MobileIron Platform combines traditional mobile device management (MDM) capabilities with comprehensive security, mobile application management, and mobile content management capabilities. An IT administrator can manage the lifecycle of the device and its applications, from registration to retirement, and rapidly accelerate operationalizing and scaling their Mobile IT infrastructure.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service vs MobileIron in our news:

2015. Blackberry to acquire mobile device management vendor Good Technology



BlackBerry, which has lost most of its worldwide handset marketshare, continues to shift its focus to mobile enterprise security. The company announced that it’s purchasing mobile device management vendor Good Technology for $425 million in cash. It’s easy to forget now that BlackBerry was once the undisputed leader in enterprise mobility, but when Apple and Android came along, BlackBerry quickly lost its dominant position. CEO John Chen said in a press conference that the two companies fit well together, especially given that Good’s strength is in iOS, where BlackBerry is not as strong. Chen also pointed out that the company wants to switch to a subscription business, and the vast majority of Good’s revenue comes from subscriptions, giving Blackberry an existing platform to make this transition.


2015. BlackBerry acquired file security startup WatchDox



BlackBerry is turning around its handset business by focusing more on software, and it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. BlackBerry is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed cross-platform technology for digital rights management and for enterprises to share files securely. The plan is to integrate WatchDox’s technology as a value-added service with BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio. It will be available with BES12, which works on multiple platforms. Together with last year’s Secusmart acquisition, Samsung partnership, own internal development efforts, and now the acquisition of WatchDox, BlackBerry now has capabilities to secure communications end-to-end from voice, text, messaging, data and now enterprise file-sync-and share.


2015. MobileIron introduced new Content Security Service for BYOD world



MobileIron has introduced new Content Security Service (CSS) that provides IT with a cloud security umbrella to set document protections across a variety of services, even when employees save documents to a personal account. It brings a level of control at the document level where IT administrators can set whatever document security they wish, regardless of the service, thereby separating security controls from the storage service. IT sets security levels in a control panel and decides which services to include. Out of the box (so to speak), it will support Dropbox and Box. The security works on a number of levels. First of all, it offers encryption and key management. Next, it provides basic data loss prevention (DLP) with remote wiping, document expiration, controls for saving and sharing and so forth. It also offers an audit trail for compliance purposes. Finally, it lets you share encrypted files in-house with teams and other employees.


2014. BlackBerry partners with Samsung to ensure Android security with Knox and BES



BlackBerry is partnering with Samsung to make Android security more robust, using its own mobile device management solution for Galaxy devices Knox, as well as BlackBerry’s BES12. The partnership gives Samsung and BlackBerry a way to dig in and protect market position as Apple and IBM move to own greater share of the enterprise segment. The partnership will allow enterprise customers to opt for deployments of Samsung Knox-capable devices that will let BlackBerry’s enterprise server software control and manage their corporate data buckets, and provide a total firewall between personal and private data. It would also offer up improved core security for Samsung mobile devices, and will see Samsung help sell BES12 to its stable of customers, as well as see BlackBerry add Knox to its list of product offerings.


2012. Enterprise mobile app stores saving IT admins' lifes


Smartphones and tablets have become no less important business tools than laptops and computers. And it doubled the headache of IT administrators. But the real disaster for them has become BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) - the global revolution led by employees (and most importantly, CEOs) that want to use only their own (favorite) mobile devices for business purposes. At the same time they continue to play games on their smartphones, take them to night clubs, lose them somewhere, buy new ones and bring them to office. The situation is even more complicated because of the wide variety of mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Symbian. How to ensure security and manage enterprise mobile applications in such conditions? To reduce the suicide rate among IT admins the smart vendors invented Enterprise mobile app stores.