BlackBerry Enables Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging on BlackBerry 10

By Adam Zeis on 14 May 2013 10:11 am EDT
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Press Release

BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 supports secure instant messaging and collaboration with Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communications Server and IBM Lotus Sametime

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today unveiled BlackBerry® Enterprise Instant Messaging (Enterprise IM) 3.0, a free update of the company's enterprise instant messaging solution, enabling customers with BlackBerry® 10 smartphones to securely communicate over Microsoft® Lync®, Microsoft® Office Communication Server or IBM® Lotus® Sametime®.

BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, BlackBerry's multi-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, and BlackBerry 10 smartphones to protect Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office Communication Server or IBM Lotus Sametime communications by encrypting data from end-to-end. It optimizes communications and collaboration allowing enterprise customers to be more productive while mobile. The client app supports presence, real-time one-to-one and multi-party instant messaging, the ability for a user to update their profile and change their status, as well as to instantly switch from a text chat to a voice call. Messages are integrated within the BlackBerry® Hub for convenience, and the solution supports the separation of enterprise IMs from personal apps and content with BlackBerry® Balance™.

"To be competitive in today's fast-paced marketplace, you need to enable your workers with tools that let them collaborate in real time," said Frank Cotter, Vice President, Mobile Computing at BlackBerry. "BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 mobilizes enterprise IM communications in a secure, manageable way through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1, while making it easy and convenient for end users to collaborate while on the go."

"Mobility and real-time demands have dramatically changed how workers communicate and have pushed the adoption of a variety and often disparate collaboration mechanisms," said Kevin Burden, Director, Mobility, Strategy Analytics. "Today's mobile worker requires a flexible solution that gives them access to various systems allowing them to be more timely and responsive to their co-workers, which is the principal of BlackBerry Enterprise IM."

BlackBerry Enterprise IM 3.0 is available now at no charge for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones and can be downloaded at: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D47BF0AF618A3523A226ED7CADA85CE3

It supports Microsoft Lync 2010 and 2013, Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 and IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5 and 8.5.2.

For more information, please visit www.blackberry.com/EnterpriseIM.

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Reader comments

BlackBerry Enables Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging on BlackBerry 10

8 Comments

Awesome! Now this is what I am talking about. Woot, would love to have communicator on my phone.

This is fabulous! As far as I can remember no one has this integration. Sounds like an advantage compared to the competition.

I think I have a tear in my eye. Sniff, thanks BlackBerry this is what I'm talking about. Secure business tools that rock the real world! By by Apple!

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Microsoft, IBM,and BlackBerry have always collaborated on enterprise IM solutions. Always have.

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