Heidi Finigan | 14 Feb 2017
BlackBerry may have eliminated the need for its clients to use a VPN following the introduction of Blackberry Secure, a new security software program for mobile devices.
In a recent post, the company announced that the new product would eliminate the need for its clients to use a VPN service to manage the security of various devices. BlackBerry Secure offers customers a comprehensive platform to manage multiple mobile devices that the consumers use at the enterprise level. This means that clients will use the system to secure their BlackBerry smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
The company further said that the launch of the new product, which is a culmination of years of research and development, shows how the company is using the expertise of its recently acquired companies. BlackBerry has recently engaged in an acquisition spree, targeting small companies that make highly specialised applications and technologies.
Some of the new companies that BlackBerry has acquired in the recent past include WatchDox, Good Technology and Encription. Interestingly, BlackBerry says that it has incorporated all the key technologies and expertise of these smaller companies in the final product.
One of the benefits that clients will get from using this new product lies in the cost. Ideally, clients will have to pay annual subscription fees. They will then use the product to manage all the security needs of their mobile devices. BlackBerry says that the primary target market for its product is made up of companies operating in the healthcare and financial services sectors. Furthermore, the company says that clients will have to choose specific features that they need to use from a list of about five various features.
BlackBerry remains upbeat that the new product, which is still undergoing trials, will be a game changer. The company is banking on the novelty of the market to access new vertical markets in the coming years once the product officially hits the market. The company is also banking on the integration of several technologies in the product to drive sales once the product becomes available on the market as from next year.
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