Essar Group Upgrades to BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry

Essar Group Upgrades to BES12 by BlackBerry for Secure Cross-Platform Enterprise Mobility Management

BlackBerry Limited has announced that Essar Group, a leading multinational corporation in the steel, energy, infrastructure and services sector, has upgraded to BES®12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry. Essar Group selected BES12 to securely manage their data, applications, and devices including iOS, Android™, and BlackBerry® smartphones.

BES12 centralizes device management from a single command and control center, and seamlessly supports multiple mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone® and BlackBerry devices, as well as a wide range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartphones and tablets. With expanded EMM capabilities and a unified cross-platform reporting structure, BES12 enables Essar Group to maintain tight control over the large, complex BYOD and application management environment within the organization.

“Our BYOD policy allows our employees to choose the device that meets their needs, and we implemented BES12 to deliver this flexibility without sacrificing security,” said Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar Group. “We’re seeing a tremendous number of users bringing Android or iOS devices into the environment, along with our BlackBerry 10 smartphone deployment. With BES12, we don’t have to worry about the security of the data on the devices our employees choose. We can provide our users with the mobile device experience that best suits their needs and simplify our EMM, with the peace of mind that our corporate data remains secure.”

“In a hyper-competitive world where seamless connectivity is critical, enterprises require a secure, scalable yet flexible EMM solution,” said Matthew Tonkin VP- Carrier Sales & Distribution - APAC “With BES12, Essar Group has adopted a future-ready mobility management platform that will drive productivity, security, communication and collaboration within the organization. We are delighted to partner with one of India’s visionary leaders to help them scale as they expand and acquire new customers around the world.”

Essar Group is also trialing BES®12 Cloud for even greater scalability and flexibility. Additionally, the organization is testing a range of value-added solutions such as BBM® Meetings and BBM™ Protected as their workforce becomes more mobilized.

According to Gartner, enterprise mobility is emerging as one of Indian CIOs' top IT priorities and investment areas. Nevertheless, the pressure to implement mobile solutions means that many CIOs and IT leaders are using system integrators and other partners to make crucial decisions about products and architectures.1 The growing number of organizations embracing BES12 and other BlackBerry solutions in India as part of their enterprise mobility strategy showcases a strong commitment to enhancing productivity along with providing the workforce a flexible yet secure environment.

For more information about BES12 visit: www.blackberry.com/BES12

1 Gartner, Emerging Market Analysis: Disruptive Opportunities Flourish in India as Cloud and Mobility Converge, Naveen Mishra, Vishal Tripathi, July 25, 2014

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