Apple's iOS 10 officially becomes available today and to go along with that update, BlackBerry has announced their Good Secure EMM Suites and essential BlackBerry apps and software have been updated for iOS 10 and are available in the App Store.
When paired with iOS 10, BlackBerry enhances Apple's security and enterprise readiness. We go beyond support for just MDM capabilities, enabling a layered approach that meets the most demanding security requirements – and it's all managed from a single console. This is partly why Gartner gives BlackBerry software the highest scores in all 6 use cases of its Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management.
Day one readiness for iOS 10 spans all key components of the Good Secure EMM Suites, including Good Dynamics, our secure application platform and containerization solution, and Good Work, our secure business email and productivity app. This extends to Good Access, Good Connect, Good Share, and many more in the broad ecosystem of over 2,000 custom and third-party apps secured for Good Dynamics. Good for Enterprise has also been updated to ensure a smooth iOS 10 upgrade process for customers yet to transition to Good Work.
We've also ensured that BES12, our complete multi-OS mobility management solution, and WatchDox by BlackBerry, our enterprise file synchronization and sharing platform – named a Leader in Forrester's EFSS Wave Report – are ready for iOS 10 on day one.
Essential BES12 security capabilities such as the BlackBerry Secure Gateway Service, which allows iOS devices with MDM controls to securely access work email via the built-in Mail app, and BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus, which extends a secure IP tunnel between devices and apps and your organization's network, are supported on iOS 10. Powered by BlackBerry's global secure communications infrastructure, these services enhance enterprise security for iOS while ensuring a seamless experience for your end users.
By complementing iOS 10 with world-class containerization, rich app-specific policies, and a diverse, flexible solutions portfolio, we deliver true data security for iOS users inside and outside the enterprise perimeter.
As highlighted in the announcement post, BlackBerry has a section for 'What IT Needs to Do Now', which if you're an IT Admin who is expecting a lot of users to be asking about iOS 10, you should certainly have a look at.