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UK Law Firms Raise Security Bar with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

London, UK – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced strong growth in the legal sector, following a number of recent BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) deployments among leading law and accountancy firms.

Seventy-four per cent of the UK’s top 31 law firms, including several of the legal “Magic Circle” have chosen or evaluating BlackBerry solutions to provide an end-to-end mobile security infrastructure. These firms use BES10 for either commercial or test purposes to ensure their devices are rigorously managed and follow regulated industry requirements.

International law firm, Taylor Vinters, needs to meet their clients’ expectations for high productivity and responsiveness, including while employees are working remotely. Client expectations, coupled with the need to meet the security demands of a regulated industry, are the key drivers behind Taylor Vinters’ need for a solid mobile strategy. The firm worked with Appurity to install BES10 to manage a combination of BlackBerry® 10 and non-BlackBerry devices.

“BlackBerry has provided us with highly scalable and robust mobility management solution,” said Steve Sumner, Director of IT at Taylor Vinters. Our clients share privileged information with us and we need to be able to access and store that information in a safe and secure way. Our clients also expect a certain speed of response and having BlackBerry technology in place enables us to meet that need.”

Clyde & Co., a global law firm with more than 1,400 employees, has deployed BES10 to migrate its existing 1,200 BlackBerry users to BlackBerry 10 smartphones. “One of our key mobility requirements is having on-the-go access to document management software,” said Aaron Donaldson, 3rd Line Support Team leader, Clyde & Co. “BES10 provides a single platform that facilitates the management and control of this software, and other business-critical apps, in a consistent environment that meets our stringent security requirements.”

BlackBerry has been at the core of Clifford Chance’s enterprise mobility strategy for more than ten years. The firm’s investment in BES10 last year included issuing BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones to 1,600 employees. “BES10 offers us a strong combination of flexibility, functionality and security,” said Paul Greenwood, CIO at Clifford Chance. “Equipped with BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones, our people have become more productive and are delivering excellence in client service.”

“Before customers engage with a professional services firm, they look for someone they can trust, and they look at the firm’s reputation,” said Markus C. Mueller, Regional Managing Director, Europe, at BlackBerry. “Given the nature of this industry, sensitive customer data is often passed between employees and multiple devices – it is therefore vital that this data remains secure. BlackBerry is the gold standard in security, which means we can provide the legal industry with the freedom to access information on the go, on any device, in a way that observes compliance standards and ensures highly sensitive client information is never compromised.”

To learn more about the above deployments, please visit the full case studies for Taylor Vinters here and Clyde and here.

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