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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) To Integrate EFSS Technology with BES12

Not long ago BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) was suffering from a negative cash flow. But as soon as John Chen took charge as CEO, the company got transformed itself to profit making but also acquired an Israeli company, WatchDox. The acquisition was completed on April 21 and fits into the scheme of things very well though terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Expands Portfolio

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) acquired WatchDox, a file-sharing service firm, to extend its enterprise portfolio so that it would be able to offer the most secured end-to-end mobile solution. WatchDox’s solution of Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) allows users to work, share with, as well as, control their files from every gadget.

WatchDox has been recognized by industry analysts as one of the leading technology providers. For instance, Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) has called WatchDox as a Magic Quadrant visionary while Forrester names it as a strong performer. The company also ranked top most on the Ovum Decision Matrix for Enterprise File Sync, as well as, share in features terms, which address the end-user, as well as, IT management needs.

Travel with Shared Files

One of the salient features about WatchDox technology was that it would enable not only security to travel but also share files on desktop and mobile devices. This was meant to provide organizations with a complete visibility, as well as, control over the files that were copied, edited, printed, or forwarded.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) believes that WatchDox provides a most complete range of security content capabilities, which were Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2. The code was certified by the government in the US, as well as, utilized in-class AES256-bit encryption for data-at-rest besides data-in-transit.

The solution of WatchDox enables an administrator or the user the capacity to withdraw access or delete files remotely. It would also allow secured mobile productivity in the cloud for any repository apart from on-premises. These apart, the solution would also discourage access to files, which could be compromised in a breach of the network.


BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said that it would merge EFSS solutions of WatchDox as a service in the BES12 platform. The company’s BES12 is a multi-operating system solution for enterprise mobility management. Moreover, the technology of WatchDox was available through an individual value-added offering, which would supplement BlackBerry’s portfolio of EMM.

The smartphone inventor said that by leveraging WatchDox, BlackBerry would be able to provide fresh capacities to enterprises. This includes adding up of secure work space for iOS, as well as, Android so that they could access enterprise files.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said that through its solution, the enterprise would have the capability to control the security level and permissions, which travel with files. The company’s intention to watermarking of content in all gadgets is expected to discourage unwanted sharing through the identification of the file source, photograph, or any other validation means.

Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has completed M.Com (Finance) and is currently pursuing his CFP. He tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks, real estate, and technology. He also believes that money can always be made in the market.

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