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BlackBerry pivots to security software

5 Jan, 2017 09:02 am

Mobile phone handset maker BlackBerry has unveiled a new security application designed to boost security for companies using connected devices as it continues its pivot out of hardware and into software.

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The firm has released a new  cloud-enabled application named BlackBerry Secure, focused at businesses that rely on IoT connected devices and mobile phones and which may be at risk of hacker attack.

The innovation builds on advances made by a host of companies BlackBerry has acquired, such as Good Technology, WatchDox, AtHoc, and Encription.

Describing the platform as an "Enterprise of Things" application, the firm said that security threats posed some of the "biggest roadblocks" to companies realising the potential of the IoT.

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