BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s WatchDox Ramps up Capabilities Across All Mobile Platforms

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), a world leader in secure mobile communications disclosed updates to WatchDox, which includes a novel application for BlackBerry 10 devices as well as more multi-OS integration. WatchDox is a secure mobile content management and enterprise file sharing solution. It boosts collaboration and productivity by empowering users to connect files from any smartphone, tablet or PC.

Organizations retain complete control of corporate content even subsequent to files being downloaded as well as shared with third partners. Gartner recently rated WatchDox’s solution as “Visionary” in the research firm’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File-Synchronization-and-Sharing (EFSS) software for the second successive year.

The novel WatchDox application for BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers secure anytime access to content with synchronization across web, mobile and desk environments. Users can browse, search, access and see Microsoft Office, PDF and image files.

Users can conveniently authenticate through SAML, OAuth, Active Directory or utilize the recently integrated Enterprise Identity by BlackBerry Integration. The files are completely safeguarded by WatchDox’s app. In other words, the files can’t be copied or exported.

Containerization helps segregate work and personal content on mobile gadgets. It’s a vital feature in the BYOD era with several employees utilizing personal devices at the workplace. The WatchDox app for Android can presently operate within the work containers made by Samsung KNOX, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android for Work as well as the BlackBerry Secure Work Space.

The WatchDox app for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS can operate inside the work container produced by BlackBerry Secure Work Space. This reinforces WatchDox’s security additionally making sure that safeguarded files don’t go to destinations where they are not supposed to.

WatchDox currently integrates with Enterprise Identity by BlackBerry for smooth single-sign-on-authentication. Hence, end users have one fewer username and password combination to memorize. Also, the number of types of keying in both is reduced. IT managers are provided a single console to handle the people authentication into their system.