BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry)
BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry) is a modern, highly secure file management platform that enables effortless, multi-OS synchronization and sharing. Workspaces solutions limit the risk for data loss or theft by embedding Digital Rights Management (DRM) security into each individual file, so your content remains secure and within your control, even after it is downloaded and shared outside of your organization.
What is BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry)?
BlackBerry Workspaces (formerly WatchDox) is an enterprise file and sync software that provides secure file storage, as well as functionality for file synchronization and sharing. BlackBerry acquired WatchDox, an Israel-based Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing company, in April 2015 and renamed the product to BlackBerry Workspaces in December 2016.
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About BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry)
BlackBerry Workspaces (formerly WatchDox) is a Business Content Management Software that is available in three editions: Send, Collaborate, and Secure Plus. All three editions are available in the cloud, while Collaborate and Secure Plus are also delivered on premises. Secure Plus can also be installed using a hybrid model which combines the cloud with on premises. The main differences between the three editions are the level of security and integration offered, different levels of support for administration functionality, and file storage limitations.
While any company can use BlackBerry Workspaces (formerly WatchDox), the solution focuses on industries such as financial services, legal, healthcare, regulatory compliance, and media and entertainment. BlackBerry also offers Workspaces apps and plugins for all types of mobile devices: Android, iOs, Windows, and Blackberry 10. Developers can benefit from APIs and use the BlackBerry Workspaces Software Development Kit (SDK) to integrate Workspaces with other solutions and to create custom apps.
Workspaces APIs also allow companies to enforce how sensitive data is accessed and used. By protecting confidential information like Personal Identifiable Information (PII) or intellectual property, companies can prevent data loss and avoid breaches or cyber attacks. BlackBerry Workspaces can also help companies adapt to trends like Bring your own design (BYOD) and securely share information with external partners or customers.
BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry) Review Summary
Most Recent BlackBerry® Workspaces (formerly known as WatchDox by BlackBerry) Review
The Workspaces Enterprise Edition integrates with Identity Connectors using SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) and OAuth.
BlackBerry Workspaces (formerly WatchDox) can integrate with other solutions such as Okta, Centrify, SafeNet, Symantec, NeLogin, RSA Security, CA Technologies, Ping Identity, and SSO Circle.
Funding and Acquisition History
BlackBerry was founded in 1984, has its headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and operations in 27 countries. The original name of the company was Research in Motion and they were mostly known for their BlackBerry smartphones. The name of the company changed in 2013 when a major restructuring switched the focus from mobile phones to enterprise software and the Internet of Things. BlackBerry now employs 4,044 people and had revenue of US$1.309 billion in Q4 2017.
BlackBerry acquired 21 companies, mostly software vendors and technology providers: Slipstream Data Inc., Certicom, Dash Navigation, Torch Mobile, DataViz, Viigo, QNX, The Astonishing Tribe, JayCut, Paratek Microwave, Tungle.me, Newbay, Scoreloop, Gist, Scroon, Movirtu, Secusmart, WatchDox, AtHoc, Good Technology, and Encription.
The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker BB. Blackberry trades at $9.96 per share on NYSE and at CAD 12.68 on TSX.
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