While security on consumer smartphones is obviously important, this is especially true when it comes to devices meant for the workplace. This is because they might contain sensitive information like pricing, contracts, upcoming secret projects, and more. This is why in the past companies would subscribe for services like BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Speaking of BlackBerry, while the company no longer makes their own hardware, they have not forgotten about software because they have announced that they will be teaming up with Microsoft in an effort to help make work phones more secure. Dubbed the BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE, this new service is aimed at companies in sectors like banking, healthcare, law, and governments.

According to BlackBerry, “By making Microsoft’s mobile apps seamlessly available from within BlackBerry Dynamics, enterprise users will now have a consistent experience when opening, editing, and saving a Microsoft Office 365 file such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word on any iOS or Android device.”

They add, “This enables users to work anytime, anyplace, with rich file fidelity. At the same time, corporate IT departments benefit from a greater return on their existing investments, and added assurance that their company’s data and privacy is secured to the highest standards and in compliance with corporate and regulatory policies.”

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