8/9/16

INPS CHOOSES BLACKBERRY’S BES12 TO SECURELY MANAGE ITS MULTI-PLATFORM MOBILE FLEET

BES12 combines manageability with strong security

London, England – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that In Practice Systems Ltd (INPS), a leader in unique medical software for primary care and the wider healthcare environment in the UK, has upgraded to BES®12, a multi-OS EMM solution by BlackBerry, to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet. INPS has successfully migrated to BES12 to “infinitely increase” the mobile workforce’s productivity.

INPS has developed Vision, a product that offers flexible IT software to help the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) provide patients with high quality, joined up services on any device, at anytime, anywhere. As a supplier to the NHS, INPS is mandated to handle its communications and flow of information securely, and be able to prove that Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IG SoC) legislation is being met. INPS therefore needed a comprehensive multi-OS EMM solution for its employees that complied with IG SoC mandates, while ensuring that staff had a flexible yet secure means of communication, whether they were in the office or on the road.

“We needed a mobility solution that matched the characteristics we see in ourselves – highly secure and productive. Working with our strategic technology partners, Appurity, BES12 was identified as the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution to empower employees to work on-the-go, safely and flexibly,” said Angelo Chrysanthou, Head of Information Systems at INPS.

BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services made BES12 a perfect fit for INPS. BES12 centralises device management from a single command and control centre, and seamlessly supports multiple mobile platforms, including iOS®, Android™ (including Android™ for Work and Samsung KNOX™ smartphones and tablets), Windows, BlackBerry® and OS X.

“It was important that the EMM solution did not restrict employees’ choice of device,” added Chrysanthou. “And it just works, delivering a massive return on investment.”

“Enterprise mobility is absolutely paramount in today’s world, which means secure and flexible multi-OS EMM solutions are required for any business,” said Florian Bienvenu, Senior Vice President Enterprise Sales, EMEA at BlackBerry. “By choosing BES12, and working with a top-tier BlackBerry partner, INPS has adopted a multi-OS management platform that will guarantee security, as well as driving improvements in productivity and communication across the organisation.”

INPS is one of many enterprise customers relying on BlackBerry’s comprehensive enterprise software portfolio of multi-OS solutions and services to keep its organization secure and productive.

For more information about BES12 visit: www.blackberry.com/BES12.

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.com.

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