BlackBerry Taking a Fresh Look at Secure Mobile Messaging

BlackBerry Taking a Fresh Look at Secure Mobile MessagingDespite losing its competitive posturing in the modern smartphone industry, BlackBerry is endeavoring to remain on the cutting edge of secure mobile messaging.

To that end, BlackBerry has just 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 built for business that bring together the convenience and usability of BBM with the additional security and compliance required by enterprise customers,” the Canadian mobile communications company said in a written statement.

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.

We’re told that the first product in the eBBM Suite (which was announced earlier this year) is called BBM Protected and is being delivered ahead of schedule beginning immediately.

“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.”

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.