In one of the biggest enterprise mobility deals of 2015, BlackBerry bought their formal rival Good Technology for $425 million and after three months of waiting, BlackBerry has finally revealed how they are going to use Good’s Technology.
BlackBerry has introduced the Good Secure EMM Suites by BlackBerry. These Suites range from simple MDM and secure messaging, to complete mobile business coverage depending on what your company needs and can afford. The prices range from $3 to $25 per user per month. This is something Good Technology has done for a while, but BlackBerry has added a few more steps. What makes this system especially convenient is that it can save enterprise a lot of money by allowing them to assign different security features to different kinds of employees based on how much mobile security they need. Some may only need light MDM security, while others may need to lock down everything.
“The new Good Secure EMM Suites provide simple and flexible options for customers to deploy industry leading security across devices, apps, content and data. BlackBerry now has five tailored mobility suites to meet the current and future needs of businesses of any size,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. “This major step in the integration of Good Powered by BlackBerry comes less than three months after the close of the acquisition, enabling us to expand our industry leadership and further drive innovation in the EMM market.”
It’s predicted that BlackBerry with Good could dominate as much as 25% of the EMM market.
This, however, does not mean the end of BES12. There will be two separate solutions for BlackBerry, the Good Secure EMM Suites by BlackBerry and BES12, although BES12 has been integrated with management capabilities for Good Dynamics and WatchDox. We have both solutions features along with other top vendors in our 2016 Solutions Review Enterprise Mobility Buyer’s Guide.
“These enterprise software portfolio upgrades support our customers by providing market-leading mobile security and enterprise productivity while reducing IT complexity and resources through one unified EMM platform,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. “With the integration of Good and WatchDox products into our BES12 multi-OS EMM platform we have created one of the most comprehensive and flexible mobility management solutions on the market today.”
This new step is BlackBerry’s way of establishing themselves as EMM leaders along with the other top solutions like AirWatch and Citrix who were recognized by Gartner as leaders in their latest Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.