The struggling BlackBerry has announced the availability of BBM Protected, the first solution in the eBBM Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging.The eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services with the additional security and compliance required by enterprise customers.
The eBBM Suite will include new services designed to enable mobile workers to be more productive on the go, while meeting enterprises’ needs for security, manageability and control. The first product in the eBBM Suite which was announced earlier this year, BBM Protected, is being delivered ahead of schedule today, said BlackBerry in its press statement.
BBM Protected is the only secure mobile instant messaging app that not only enables employees to use to securely message colleagues inside the company but can chat securely with BBM Protected users at others companies too – they do not need to be on the same BES server and no federation between servers is required.
The current release of BBM Protected can be used for BlackBerry smartphones running BB0S 6.0 or later or BlackBerry 10 in Regulated mode. Versions of BBM Protected for BlackBerry 10 smartphones using BlackBerry Balance and iOS and Android devices are expected later this year.
“We’ve been testing BBM Protected on behalf of our customers and have been impressed so far,” said Zekeria Oezdemir, Technical Director of NovaLink. “BBM Protected is the ideal solution for our banking and insurance customers who have increased security needs.”