BES10 Hosted makes it even easier to tie BES into your enterprise systems

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Hosted makes it even easier to tie BES into your enterprise systems
By DJ Reyes on 23 Jul 2014 08:27 am EDT
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BlackBerry has made BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10) available as a Hosted Service through third-party partners around the globe. The service will be called BES10 Hosted and it will allow organizations to benefit from BlackBerry's secure network. They will be able to manage iOS, Android as well as BlackBerry devices securely. BES10 Hosted offers organizations the benefits of what BES10 offers "without compromising on security, reliability and cost-efficiency".

Essentially, this allows companies to can run devices on BES10 without actually owning a server. Great for small business to get started with BES10.

BES10 Hosted benefits include:

  • A multi-platform EMM offering with a user self-service portal for easy authentication and device management.
  • Support from the hosting partners, backed by BlackBerry's world-class technical support.
  • Container options for all supported devices: Native built-in BlackBerry Balance™ for BlackBerry 10 devices and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android.
  • Powerful application management capabilities such as the ability to distribute public apps, custom apps, ensure device compliance and centrally manage work apps via work app catalogs and software configuration profiles.
  • Unified console to manage existing BlackBerry OS devices as well as BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices.
  • Support for BES10 Gold level EMM and BBM™ Protected

For more information on BES10 Hosted and to become a hosting partner

Press Release

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Now Available as a Hosted Service

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will now be available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide. BES10 Hosted provides the benefits of trusted BlackBerry enterprise mobility management (EMM) and advanced security capabilities with the convenience of hosted IT administration.

BES10 Hosted allows organizations to benefit from BlackBerry's secure network while leveraging the expertise of a BlackBerry hosting partner to manage their IT environment. With BES10 Hosted, channel partners can manage and secure iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry devices to meet their clients' diverse mobile business requirements.

"BlackBerry's BES10 Hosted is focused on providing more choices and flexibility in how enterprise customers can manage their mobile environments," said John Sims, President of Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. "We're working closely with our hosting partners to deliver best-in-class managed services to customers in a way that meets their unique business needs without compromising on security, reliability and cost-efficiency."

As part of BES10 Hosted, customers have the benefits of BES10 including:

A multi-platform EMM offering with a user self-service portal for easy authentication and device management. Support from the hosting partners, backed by BlackBerry's world-class technical support. Container options for all supported devices: Native built-in BlackBerry Balance™ for BlackBerry 10 devices and Secure Work Space for iOS and Android. Powerful application management capabilities such as the ability to distribute public apps, custom apps, ensure device compliance and centrally manage work apps via work app catalogs and software configuration profiles. Unified console to manage existing BlackBerry OS devices as well as BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices. Support for BES10 Gold level EMM and BBM™ Protected.

BES10 Hosted is a scalable solution that can be leveraged by small businesses to global enterprises alike. Hosting partners will also be able to offer silver and gold tiers of BES10 to meet the security, device and application management needs of their customers.

BlackBerry Customer and Partner Validation

"Exchange My Mail is Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified and coupled with the availability of BES10 Hosted, the ultimate platform for secure end-to-end multiplatform mobility, we will now be able to offer our customers a robust solution for BlackBerry and third party devices," said Steven Daneshgar, COO of Exchange My Mail. "From a security perspective, I'm pleased that our customers will have access to the only EMM solution that has achieved Full Operational Capability for Department of Defense Networks, by offering BES10 Hosted."

"With BES10 Hosted, Solvitio can offer our customers flexible, cost-effective and easy to handle hosting for businesses of all sizes, scalable from one user to hundreds and thousands," said Joerg Baumann, CEO of Solvitio GmbH.

"Today we are proud to announce the launch of our BES10 Hosted service," said Marco Gocht, CEO of ISEC7 Group, a Global Strategic BlackBerry Partner. "It offers a diverse portfolio of mobile enterprise managed services, including dedicated BES10 hosting, high availability solutions, and fully managed services with the flexibility of monthly subscriptions. This will allow customers to extend their cloud strategy for mobile infrastructures."

For more information about BES10 Hosted and to become a hosting partner, please visit: www.blackberry.com/hosting.

About BlackBerry A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Topics: Enterprise

Reader comments

BES10 Hosted makes it even easier to tie BES into your enterprise systems

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It means you don't need to have a server at your office. It's hosted by someone else so you don't have the upfront hardware cost.

So someone else can access your device remotely or at least see the contents on it and control the settings??? No thanks.

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No that is not really how it works.
They can not see your stuff, they just 'lend out' the hardware and software, you still configure your stuff and control who has access to it.

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Wow lol. Your Internet is hosted by your ISP, are you worried about that too? It's not just SMBS, enterprises prefer cloud as well. Especially fast growing companies so you don't need to keep scaling out to support additional users.

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Then isn't this something like cloud? Which already available i believe in USA! AT&T if I'm not mistaken

#BBFactCheck

BES Cloud in current version is limited on features - per ex. you cannot deploy a custom BB10 App to devices.
Hosted BES is full-featured. Curious about the costs / hosted device.
Could be a great alternative for SMB to use a BES without going into installation trouble.
Alo great for an App I'm working on for Service Companies, targeted to small companies typically without BES. Now with Hosted BES I can use BES Push per ex.

BES Hosted as per Blackberry http://us.blackberry.com/business/products-services/bes-10/hosted.html

I have seen it for as little as $9.99 a month in the U.S. (I have no business relationship with this company. They are 1 of the 2 listed as partners of Blackberry) http://www.gbesx.com/services/faq/

As for the cloud, the BES10 Cloud will not be available until sometime after March 21st 2015 (at least that is when Beta Testing will be done as per Blackberry Help via twitter

I am holding out for BES10 Cloud myself.

Blackberry keeps Johnson National LLC moving
JohnsonNational.com

Not necessarily....the optimum solution is to have BlackBerry devices being managed by a BES but since people will insist on having iphones and android devices, they'll have that option as well.

Pimp slappin iGeeks and Droinerds with my Q10

BlackBerry has offered secure management of iOS and Android phone before now...this is simply another (and for many companies lacking a huge IT department) easier solution to get BlackBerry Enterprise services. What I still find amazing is that although my 14 year old daughter loves her iPhone - do serious business and government people really think a clearly consumer device is appropriate for the business world?

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The reason I got a BlackBerry all those years ago? A client, looking at my phone in horror, said he wouldn't continue to do business with me unless I got a BlackBerry.

My company's small (3 people). I engaged a third party hosted BES like the article describes and have told scores of other small accounting, law and consulting firms about it.

We need BES-level security without the Fortune 500 budget assumptions.

I just wish BlackBerry would offer this service in house. It can take forever for these service companies to upgrade. Mine is just now offering BES10. With one staffer clinging to his Style (he has weapons) which is on BES-what- 7(?), we had to stay with that and I had to use activesync. When I coax him away from his Style (I'm considering a trail of meat), we'll all be on BES10.

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A windows laptop is a consumer device. I believe there are a few companies who think they are OK to use in the workplace.

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What OS it runs matters.
Normally Windows Enterprise is what runs in those Windows laptops. While consumer gets satisfied with Home/Student editions

Would this be feasible for a CrackBerry family? License costs are one thing, but having to run and maintain your own server hardware (and it's Internet connection) to run traditional BES is another. I wonder how this hosted solution compares price wise.

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We were led to believe that the answer to this was "Go on and have your one phone BES set-up".

Lets see if it plays out that way, for I am down for it!!

Exactly.
I wished for such service as my family MDM to manage one BB10, one BB6, one Iphone, two iPads.

@DJ, can you explore this possibility?

With IBM as a partner :)

And looking at the list of partners, I very much doubt that "BES10 Hosted is a scalable solution that can be leveraged by small businesses". No pricing, etc. You have to be a decent size company to get this going.

Or is it?

Think shared hosting plans. Why can't BES10 Cloud be a shared BES10 server? I only have 2 phones, I get a sandbox for 2 phones, out of the X number the server can handle.

I can see this working. And I truly wish I am right on this one. haha I want my BES10Cloud...

It will depend on who they accept as partners in this venture. Right now, you need to be a decent size company, but a standard Windows hosting business could set something up with IBM and then resell single licenses I guess...

BES 10 Cloud is a different animal and has lots of limitations compared to BES 10, hosted via a 3rd party or not.

SME and businesses with only a handful of employees will finally have the security of a full BES deployment, hopefully without breaking their budgets.

Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.2.1.3247

Smart move BlackBerry. The timing makes it even better. In relation to the security summit it appears that BlackBerry has created options for the huge companies with massive IT teams right down to the smaller companies that equally require layers of security.

"Wisers clap"

Posted using my amazing and intelligent Z10

Where does it say that?

Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 /10.2.1.3247 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2.3

Been waiting for somehow like this to be announced. Between that and BES 10 cloud a good move to pick up small biz and freelancers. Maybe not a ton of revenue (?), but as they used to say, watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.

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Hey guys,

Feel sheepish asking as I usually understand all things tech, but can someone confirm to me whether this would be the solution for a single phone/small family?

I am really wanting to utilize BBM protected and get a licence for it and use my own encryption keys, but I was thinking I had needed a BES server to do this. Would a 3rd party host such as what's being talked about here be able to do this?

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You should be able to test drive it now. All you need is to sign up for a BlackBerry Business account, 'orderi' if and you'll get an account and links. It's free for a year. You can manage up to 10 devices including Android and iOS.

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Wouldn't this be a nice solution for a family that's agnostic to what phones they use but have one crazy BlackBerry guy in its mid? That would be my family. Isn't BlackBerry blend even already available for bes-customers?
I like this a lot!
-pac

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Cool for small businesses that are small or start ups. Also sort of competes with black phone for with out the need for IT server

Vtecberry Z10

With virtualization this could be used for a family or a single phone, depending on the licensing restrictions for the hosting provider. Prior to BB10, I had a single phone BIS solution from a cloud provider (one exchange server + a blackberry server) that cost $20 per month.

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This has been available for over a year now, has it not? And there are far more than 2 companies in North America providing this service. I looked into hosting.ca a while back, but they never call me back to sign me up.

I think what's different now is these hosts can manage non-BB devices, whereas the earlier hosts provide BES10 only to BlackBerries.

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Friggin awesome! Blackberry keeps kicking it high over the field! :)

Posted via CrackBerry 10 (CB10) application using my BlackBerry Q10.

"... this allows the company to can run..."

Awesome! Don't know what can running is but it sounds cool!

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I have been wanting to give BES10 a try and wondered if they would have hosting some day.

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Is this service included for those companies that want to use it like the Google Device Manager system? I assume this is not an added cost, right?

I've used exchangemymail for several years. Have run. 9930 and now Q10 on their service. Single phone on hosted BES.
Outstanding customer support, rock solid connections.

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