BLACKBERRY TO BOLSTER MOBILE SECURITY BY ACQUIRING WATCHDOX
BlackBerry announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WatchDox to further enhance BlackBerry’s mobile security. WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that complements BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio, and will be available with BES12, a multi-OS EMM solution.
“BlackBerry is constantly expanding the potential of data security so that it enables more collaboration and sharing rather than creating limitations,” said John Chen, BlackBerry executive chairman and CEO.
However, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of WatchDox will extend BlackBerry’s commitment to help organizations securely connect employees with each other and with corporate information across all mobile and desktop platforms. BES12 is the foundation for BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services.