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Unipresalud Upgrades to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
Issued by: ITP Communications  
[Johannesburg, 14 April 2014]

Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced today that has upgraded to `s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution – Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) – to meet its stringent data protection needs for mobile communications.

 is a Spain-based consultancy specialised in risk prevention and in the improvement of workplace health and safety. The company, which has accreditation by Spain`s National Labour Authority (Dirección General de Trabajo) to provide external occupational risk prevention services, has an 850-strong team of professional staff, and more than 120 service centres and 22 mobile units. To support a highly mobile workforce, needed a solution that could meet its primary goal: providing best-in-class security management for the storage and exchange of corporate information. has deployed BES 10 to meet this mobility requirement and is one of the first major companies in Spain to adopt `s new EMM solution.

As its main activity relates to occupational health, regularly manages sensitive data protected bySpain`s stringent Organic Law on Data Protection (LOPD). The service guarantee offered by the company requires a robust mobility strategy to ensure the secure and confidential handling of medical information of corporate client employees, as well as the reliable management of its business processes. has deployed 10 smartphones to regional managers, making it easier for them to communicate with each other through a secure mobile platform. is evaluating the usage and roll-out of BES 10`s Secure Work Space in its Android devices. Secure Work Space supports both personal and work use by creating a separate, secure and clearly differentiated work environment on the smartphone. It leverages the same trusted behind-the-firewall connection available for smartphones and extends security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit to Android and iOS devices.

"We have been using the solution for many years and we will continue to trust as our EMM provider. BES 10 is the best mobility platform for us in terms of integration, security, connectivity and price," said , CIO of . "Every day, our employees need to share and access confidential information so it`s critical that we have the most secure mobile environment. With BES 10, we are assured that the confidentiality of our information is maintained, while also ensuring that employees can enjoy the best user experience, for both personal and professional use."

"Customers recognise the added value that BES 10 brings in fulfilling their mobility needs with its industry-leading security, usability and cost efficiency. For , the combination of 10 smartphones and BES 10 gives them the ideal combination of a flexible mobile management solution that meets both corporate and end-user requirements," said Antonio Reyes, Managing Director for Spain at .

To date, customers have installed nearly 33 000 BES 10 commercial and test servers around the world. Organisations continue to choose due to its reputation as the most trustworthy, cross-platform enterprise mobility management solution.

To learn more about BES 10, please visit .com.

 
 

BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry revolutionised the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of its millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

Unipresalud

Unipresalud (http://www.unipresalud.com) is a Spain-based consultancy specialised in risk prevention and improvement of workplace health and safety. Unipresalud serves companies across Spain, helping them to develop, implement and practice effective risk prevention management which leads to the reduction of workplace accidents and work-related illnesses, healthier working environments and an increase in productivity of labour. Unipresalud ensures client companies' compliance with current legislation regarding labour risk prevention.

BlackBerry will be participating in the 9th annual ITWeb Security Summit, which takes place from 27 – 29 May at the Sandton Convention Centre. In over 30 sessions presented in tracks for either senior business management or IT security professionals, information security professionals will examine the risks facing enterprise information systems today, and the strategies and technologies needed to counter them. This three-day event will also include a comprehensive expo. For more information, go to www.securitysummit.co.za. Join the conversation on Twitter at #itwebsec.

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Note to editor:

Now in its ninth year, the ITWeb Security Summit is southern Africa's premier information security event for IT and business professionals. It is presented by ITWeb, South Africa's leading technology-focused publisher, with media products and services that span online, print and events. The ITWeb Security Summit 2014 is endorsed by ISACA and (ISC)² Gauteng Chapter and will be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 27-29 May. For more information, go to www.securitysummit.co.za. Join the conversation on Twitter at #itwebsec.

 
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Leigh Angelo
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