BlackBerry has officially launched the Secure Work Space, designed to help government and corporate users keep their personal and business lives separate on mobile devices.
Powered through the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES), the back-end system launched at the beginning of this year allows BlackBerry users to control mobile devices connected to internal networks. Secure Work Space works as a secure container for these mobile devices; keeping corporate information — including calendars, events, email and apps — distinct from an employee’s personal data. This separation is meant to prevent information from being leaked or transferred from corporate systems.
In addition, the service establishes a fully encrypted AES-256-bit tunnel into the BES server, which ensures all communications data coming from the device is secure — even in cases where the Internet connection is not. In addition, IT staff are able to remotely wipe a Secure Work Space without impact on the personal section of a mobile device.