BES10 Secure Work Space

A secure area to keep all enterprise apps, data and communication safe without a VPN

Following up on its goal to have the products released by the end of June, BlackBerry has just put its Secure Work Space apps into the Play Store. The pair of apps -- "Secure Work Space for BES10" and "Work Space Manager for BES10" -- together let enterprise network administrators control corporate data on users devices and keep it safe. The app provides an alternative launcher that gives access to a completely sandboxed set of enterprise apps such as email, calendar, contacts and a secure browser. These apps and their associated data can be controlled by the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) administrator just like any other BlackBerry can, which is a huge step in the right direction for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs.

Although they won't do you much good until your company has set up your device (and its back-end) to use the service, both of the apps are now showing as available for download in the Play Store. Now is the time to go talk to IT at your place of work to see if they can get you set up -- more information can be found at the source link below.

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BlackBerry launches Secure Work Space platform on Android


Love the playstore comments.
I don't know what's more scary, the fact that people can not read the about app section or the fact they download apps when they don't know what they do.

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Wow, this would've been a great idea, RIM. Back in 2010. Little late now, isn't it?

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Seems to be for my company. They're getting off of BB and moving to Good, it seems. Doesn't break my heart. My BB device is crap. In all fairness, though, it's an older device. (Has a trackball)

Seems like a potential alternative to Touchdown, but since I've already given NitroDesk by $20 I'll stick with that for now.

Apparently no one actually knows what this does. This is more than just corporate email and is Blackberry taking a real step forward in the MDM(Mobile Device Management) game. I plan on testing out the secure browser with our BES10 server at work but I suspect it will work just like the playbook did which would be great news for Blackberry.

I just wish BES 10 worked with Exchange 2003. We're stuck in the past, technologically, and aren't likely to upgrade any time too soon. We just upgraded our BES server to 5.x, and would have gone to 10 if possible, but there's no plan to upgrade Exchange, so 5.x it is!