BBM Protected, BlackBerry’s super-secure messaging platform for businesses, has been updated and now works with iOS and Android handsets as well as those from the Canadian mobile-maker.
The service now only requires one user to sign in in order for chats to be fully protected. That means that iOS and Android owners using the regular BBM app will have their sides of a conversation encrypted even though they’ve not got BlackBerry’s enterprise software installed.
The move should allay fears about sensitive information being leaked from businesses to insecure phones. It should also go some way to putting a stop to BlackBerry haemorrhaging business to the likes of Samsung and Apple.
Best-in-class data protection software has been one of the key reasons why BlackBerry has managed to stave off the end of its enterprise business.
Rival equipment from Apple and Samsung is still not seen as solid enough by major global corporations.
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