BlackBerry Launches New Professional Cybersecurity Services Practice To Expand Portfolio

On February 19th, BlackBerry closed a deal to acquire Encription Limited to provide industry-leading threat mitigation and cybersecurity services. Encription Limited is a UK based CESG CHECK IT Security Company, where they conduct Penetration Testing and IT Security training courses for a mixture of Private and Public Companies.

Combined with BlackBerry's existing services, the newly acquired services aim to provide some amazing cybersecurity parameters for internal and external customers. Here's what BlackBerry says about the acquisition:

"As part of the new service, we ...

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BlackBerry To Offer Secure Enterprise Solutions & Services via Microsoft's AZURE Cloud Platform

In a combined effort, Microsoft and BlackBerry are offering the Azure platform via BES12 deployment - allowing customers to access the benefits of both services without the need to invest into their own IT infrastructure. In addition, Microsoft customers now have access to BES12 via Azure. Esentially allowing customers on either end of the spectrum access to the other companies leading EMM service.

In the coming months, BlackBerry and Microsoft will also add the network crisis communication solution from AtHoc into the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. AtHoc ...

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Sharecare and BlackBerry Launch BBM Channel

BlackBerry and Sharecare partenered up in January to integrate Sharecare's proprietary fractal voice analysis into BlackBerry's secure messaging to increase consumer self-awareness, reduce stress and improve relationships, all while providing the gold-standard in consumer privacy. Sharecare was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold as a home for your health. Just like you have social, professional, and creative profiles online, we believe an online health profile is the most important.

This week, they've launched a new BBM Channel where they'll ...

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Rumour Roundup: MWC16 Edition

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours.

Rumour

BlackBerry Not Scheduled To Announce Vienna at #MWC16

Source

Forums

Confirmations

Since BlackBerry hasn't listed anything official for the event - some are guessing that we won't be seeing any device or OS6.0 news ...

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BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top 5 favourite BlackBerry 10 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Solid Explorer
  • Truecaller
  • bbRingtones
  • Brick Breaker Bold (Beta ...
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BBM: Getting Better All the Time

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON INSIDE BLACKBERRY BLOGS:

We’ve been on a roll lately with updates to BBM, launching three since last September. We’ve shared information about each of these updates when they went live. Now, I’d like to back up and take a more macro view to provide some perspective on where we are, and where we’re going with BBM.

We’re continuing to listen to our customers and build more of the most-requested features into BBM. We’re evolving group and multi-person chats. We’re making BBM Protected ...

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LIMTED OFFER: Bell Selling The Priv for $299

Although not fully advertised on the site, Bell is offering the Priv for $100 cheaper than most carriers - with the exception of WindMobile - coming in at a nice $299.99 on a new 2-year activation.

It's unclear why the discount has happened, but if you're on the market for a new device, check out the Priv from Bell Mobility Canada. If you're unsure if the Priv is the right phone for you, check out our informative Two Weeks With The BlackBerry Priv ...

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U.S. Navy To Complete Transition To iOS and Android By May

Last year, SPAWAR announced they'd be transitioning all NMCI devices from BlackBerry handsets to Android and iOS devices - citing today that within 45 days they'll be no more BlackBerry Devices within the organizations. Originally, they had around 25 thousand BlackBerry accounts in circulation since 2014.

Announced this morning, the devices are being phased out by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command for thousands of Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) users by the end of April 2016.

“BlackBerrys are almost out of the Navy inventory ...

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