BlackBerry Boosting Mobile Content Security, Enterprise Collaboration

BlackBerry Boosting Mobile Content Security, Enterprise CollaborationOn Tuesday, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of WatchDox, a move designed to further enhance what BlackBerry calls its best-in-class mobile security and give enterprises unmatched control over their files even after data leaves the corporate network.

“WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that complements BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, and will be available with BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution,” BlackBerry explained in an announcement shared with MMW.

Financial terms have not be disclosed at the time of this writing.

The addition of WatchDox will extend BlackBerry’s commitment to help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with corporate information across all mobile and desktop platforms. BES12 is the foundation for BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services.

John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO, says that this acquisition “represents another key step forward as we transition BlackBerry into the premier platform for secure mobile communications software and applications, supporting all devices and operating systems. Together with last year’s Secusmart acquisition, Samsung partnership, our own internal development efforts, and now the acquisition of WatchDox, we now have capabilities to secure communications end-to-end from voice, text, messaging, data and now enterprise file-sync-and share.”