Take Mobile Productivity to the Next Level


As the demands of your mobile workers continue to evolve, so should your software. With the End of Life for Good For Enterprise (GFE) it's time to think about your path forward.

Open up new possibilities that go beyond MDM and email, into a world of apps and productivity with BlackBerry® Work. Upgrading to BlackBerry Work (formerly Good Work) is critical if your organization plans to adopt iOS 11 or Android™ O. All future OS updates will be supported by BlackBerry Work, but not all will be supported by GFE.

You can also leverage BlackBerry Work on the BlackBerry® Dynamics platform, and revitalize your current mobile tools. If you are under a valid support contract there are no incremental license or support fees when you move to BlackBerry Work.

Improve User Productivity With BlackBerry Work

BlackBerry Work offers a substantially improved user experience, easier administration, a more modern and scalable architecture, and improved integration with other apps and services. All without sacrificing the security you have come to expect with Good for Enterprise.

With BlackBerry Work you can:

  • Deliver the modern, responsive user experience your users want
  • Integrate AD contacts, presence and documents in a single app
  • Access, view and edit Microsoft® Office documents with high fidelity
  • Consolidate your infrastructure on the BlackBerry® Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform
  • Improve Microsoft® Exchange scalability by using native Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocols
  • Deliver high reliability and disaster recovery

New Support for Domino Customers

Genoa Transformer is a middleware solution that integrates with IBM Traveler, allowing IBM® Domino® customers to use the native BlackBerry Work experience on iOS and Android. This is a perfect solution for Domino customers who need to upgrade from GFE, but want to maintain BlackBerry as their approved security solution.


  • Compare BlackBerry Work with Good for Enterprise

    Application Capabilities

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    Capability

    Description

    BlackBerry Work

    Good for Enterprise

    Email

    Automatic Email Retrieval with Two-way Sync

    Keep track of your email by ensuring your Inbox, Deleted Folders, Sent Items and Subfolders are always up-to-date

    X X

    Inbox Triage

    Filter and mark messages by Unread and Important or Flag for Follow Up

    X X

    Easy Attachment Handling

    Securely view Microsoft Office and PDF attachments; send attachments including ZIP files

    X X

    Customize Email Signature

    Update your email signature right from your mobile device

    X X

    Photo Management

    Take secure photos without saving in native photo gallery; attach photo (s) from picture gallery to the email

    X X

    Rich Email Creation

    Easily compose messages in rich text with ability to bold, italicize and underline.

    X  

    Full Text Server-Side Search

    Easily search your entire mailbox including those messages that are not on your device

    X  

    Alerts Hub

    Customize notification alerts for key contacts so you never miss their messages

    X  

    Personalized Inbox

    View directory (GAL) photos in email

    X  

    Smart Folders

    Improve efficiency by organizing your Inbox

    X  

    Wearables

    Easily collaborate from your wearables including Apple Watch

    X  

    Calendar

    Two-way Calendar Sync

    Stay up to date on your meetings by synchronizing your calendar with Outlook

    X X

    One-tap Conference Dialer

    Join conference calls right from your mobile device without the need to enter lengthy passcodes

    X X

    Meeting Scheduler

    Easily create and edit meetings. Invite Optional & Required Attendees by viewing Attendee Free / Busy Lookup

    X X

    Meeting Manager

    Respond to Meeting Invites, Reply and Forward invites. Receive Meeting Reminder Notification.

    X X

    Out of Office Messages

    Manage your out of office message right from your mobile device

    X X

    View Attendance Tracker

    Show Acceptance Status of participants in different colors

    X  

    Personalized Calendar

    View directory (GAL) photos in meetings

    X  

    Contacts

    Two-Way Contacts Sync

    Sync all Outlook Contacts Sync including for sub folders, Sync to Native Contacts (for Caller ID)

    X X

    Search Local Contacts

    Reach out to all your business contacts without having to save them on your device

    X X

    Mark Contacts as VIPs for VIP Alerts

    Keep track of your important contacts

    X  

    Contact History Tab

    View a history of messages exchanged with your contacts

    X  

    Collaboration

    Local, In-App File Repository


    Save commonly used files/attachments to a local, in-app repository for easy retrieval

    X X

    Secure Browser

    Securely access your corporate intranets and web apps

    X X

    Tasks

    Easily create, edit and keep track of tasks

    X X

    Single Business App Desktop

    Easily switch between your business apps and tasks from a single unified interface - BlackBerry® Launcher

    X  

    Quick Actions

    Get work done faster with a single tap to compose emails, create meetings or add contacts.

    X  

    Document Access

    Access your SharePoint, OneDrive and Box documents

    X  

    Document Editing

    View and edit Microsoft Office documents

    X  

    Presentations

    Use presentation Mode for PowerPoint documents to display presentations

    X  

    App Set Up

    Easy Activation

    Activate using activation key for another pre-installed BlackBerry-secured app

    X X

    Touch ID 1

    Use Touch ID to unlock the app

    X X

    Easy Activation with Touch ID

    Easily provision BlackBerry® Work or any other BlackBerry-secured app using Touch ID if enabled by IT

    X  


    IT Administrator Capabilities

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    Capability

    Description

    BlackBerry Work

    Good for Enterprise

    Secure Container

    Protect corporate data in container with device independent FIPS 140-2 certified encryption reducing risk of data leakage

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    Integrated MDM

    Integrated Mobile Device Management (MDM) for comprehensive, simplified and unified management

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    Cloud-ready

    Optional fully cloud-based deployment model

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    Clustering for High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    Robust and easy to deploy HA/DR for every infrastructure component

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    Direct Connect

    Optionally bypass BlackBerry Secure Cloud for app traffic to maintain data within national boundaries and lower latency for multimedia apps, while maintaining policy

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    Common Platform

    A single platform (BlackBerry® Dynamics) for collaboration, ISV and custom apps

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    Integrated Presence and Docs Server

    A single backend server for email, calendar, contacts, presence, IM and documents

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    Shared Services

    Use services (e.g., print, email, transfer, etc.) provided by servers and BlackBerry-secured apps in ISV or custom developed apps and workflows

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    Integrated MAM

    Integrated Mobile Application Management (MAM) for comprehensive, simplified and unified management

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    Native Protocols (EAS) for Exchange Access

    Reduced load on Exchange server by using Exchange ActiveSync instead of direct MAPI access

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    Enterprise Split Billing Support

    Isolate business and personal carrier data usage, report on this usage, and optimize expenses

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    Max Users per App Server

    Supported users per apps server; multiple servers can be clustered to increase capacity

    20,000

    2,100

Webinars

Upgrading Your Good for Enterprise (GFE) Deployment With BlackBerry Work


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BlackBerry Admin Portal

Access technical documents and guides to assist with your upgrade.

Go Beyond Email With the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite

Expand your BlackBerry Work capabilities by leveraging a wide range of mobile services beyond traditional email, calendar and contacts. The BlackBerry® Enterprise Mobility Suite will support your mobile needs now, and as your business evolves.

* Under a valid support contract.