BlackBerry announced today that BES12: a cross-platform EMM solution includes support for Android 5.0 Lollipop. BES12 support for Android Lollipop was made available to customers in early November. The capability underscores BlackBerry's commitment to unparalleled security in managing devices from multiple platforms in the enterprise, and further demonstrates the breadth of BES12 functionality.
Android is an important part of BlackBerry's EMM ecosystem. Android smartphones and tablets are natively managed within the BES12 environment, which enables enterprises to provide users with a selection of devices from various mobile platforms, while streamlining management into a single command and control center. BlackBerry's gold standard of security is extended to BES12 and delivers added confidence to customers who deploy Android devices as part of a cross-platform mobility strategy.
"Customers recognize the risks that mobility brings into their organization, and BES12 is the insurance policy that will protect their critical data while giving them the freedom to choose whichever platforms they prefer," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. "We are pleased to manage Android Lollipop through BES12, allowing enterprises to enable better productivity for their employees."
BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and leverages BlackBerry's global infrastructure. The flexibility and scalability of the new BES12 architecture allows customers to transition to a cloud environment. BlackBerry has delivered on its commitment to provide on-premise and private cloud BES12 deployments, with the public cloud offering expected in early 2015.
For more information on this announcement, please go to www.blackberry.com/googleandroid.