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BlackBerry recognises leaders in security and mobility

BlackBerry has announced it has awarded four European solutions providers with Platinum Partner status after they achieved the highest levels of service in its security and mobility programme. German solution providers ISEC7 and GFI Informationsdesign GmbH, plus Swiss company Novalink and Austrian provider GENOA networks’ IT-Beratungs GmbH were the first companies to receive the honour.

We are excited that ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise Partner Program by providing excellent consulting, professional services, and support and software lifecycle management opportunities for customers moving to mobile business, Richard McLeod, Vice President Global Channels at BlackBerry said. BlackBerry’s Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers launched in May and required providers to demonstrate their commitment to delivering BlackBerry’s secure mobility solutions.

It is important for us to provide our customers with the best full-service for secure mobility management.

We are delighted to be the first authorised Platinum Solutions Provider for BlackBerry in Austria,” Elmar Jilka, CEO, GENOA networks IT-Beratungs GmbH said. “Through our close relationship with BlackBerry and this certification, we are able to proof and optimise our in-depth skills and expertise.

We stand for solutions on the highest level for the benefit of our customers.”

To become a Platinum Partner, service providers must build their competencies on a number of different disciplines and first become a BlackBerry Support Professional, BlackBerry System Integration Professional, BlackBerry Technical Sales Professional and BlackBerry Advanced Sales expert.

The Platinum Solutions Provider designation will give us a branding advantage in the market, while the new accreditations and competencies included in the BlackBerry Enterprise Partner Program will further improve our capabilities and help us stand out from the crowd, explained Marco Gocht, CEO, ISEC7 Group AG.

BlackBerry announces first wave of platinum partners

BlackBerry today announced its first group of partners that have achieved platinum status through its Enterprise Partner Program. ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and Novalink are four partners that are now ranked in the top tier of the program, which was launched in May. According to BlackBerry, the tier recognizes partners that are certified in the complete BlackBerry portfolio of competencies and have the most in-depth technology skills and expertise, the company said.

ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise Partner Program by providing excellent consulting, professional services, support and software lifecycle management opportunities for customers moving to mobile business, Richard McLeod, vice president of global channels at BlackBerry said in a statement. According to the company, solution providers must build competencies in disciplines including support, system integration, technical sales, and advanced sales.

Partners that achieve platinum will receive incremental service discounts and support services.

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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: US Army Awards BlackBerry Software With Certificate of Networthiness and Authority …

Affirms AtHoc’s Status as the Premier US Army’s Enterprise Mass Warning Notification System (MWNS)

/EINPresswire.com1/ — SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA — (Marketwired) — 08/10/16 — This release corrects and replaces the version sent out at 5:30 ET today.

BlackBerry Limited2 (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. The fulfillment of these essential information assurance and security requirements means that the AtHoc networked crisis communication software will remain in uninterrupted use protecting nearly 600,000 US Army personnel at more than 65 Army facilities around the world.

AtHoc’s highly-secure platform delivers critical information to Soldiers and assigned personnel during emergencies. Its interoperable, networked crisis communication technology coordinates rapid responses to accidents, severe weather, explosions, natural disasters, active shooter incidents, and other urgent situations, as well as address personnel accountability and recall requirements.

“We have more than a decade of experience as one of the foundational elements for crisis communications across the US military, now supporting all four branches of the Service,” said David Acevedo, Director of Army and Joint Programs at BlackBerry’s AtHoc division. “This confirmation of our technology and leadership will help protect lives and property for American service members around the world. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to continue this close relationship with the US Army.”

The US Army has deployed BlackBerry’s AtHoc software to alert and protect thousands of personnel, in accordance with DoD Instruction 6055.17 requirements that emergency management must be able to reach all personnel within ten minutes or less. As a key enterprise system, AtHoc can be made available to every Army post, camp, and station as a central component of their emergency communication systems. AtHoc is one of the few Emergency Mass Notification Systems solutions on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Approved Product List (APL) with both an Army ATO and CoN. In addition to protecting nearly 600,000 personnel in the US Army, AtHoc protects over 225,000 active-duty Marines, sailors, and civilians, as well as more than 375,000 Navy and more than 500,000 Air Force personnel.

Other US military organizations using AtHoc include the US Central Command (CENTCOM), US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), and many others. About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com3.

About AtHoc

AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication4, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, and devices. A trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, AtHoc operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com5.

Trademarks, including but not limited to ATHOC, EMBLEM Design, ATHOC & Design and PURPLE GLOBE Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts:Media Contact:Jennifer O’BrienAtHoc, a Division of BlackBerry(650) 477-6122

Investor Contact:BlackBerry Investor Relations(519) 888-7465


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