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Obscure partners with BlackBerry to connect, secure, mobilise enterprises in southern Africa

Pretoria, 29 Jan 2018
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Obscure, a value-added distributor of enterprise security software and services for the Southern African Development Community (SADC), today announced it has signed an agreement with BlackBerry to sell the complete BlackBerry Secure platform in southern Africa.

The agreement represents a key milestone in the expansion of Obscure's security portfolio into the Internet of things (IOT) field and will allow it to leverage the comprehensive cyber security software and services suite from BlackBerry to help businesses connect the devices, processes and systems that make up the enterprise of things.

"We're thrilled to announce this distribution agreement with BlackBerry and have been extremely impressed by their suite of mobile security solutions. We're confident that this partnership will allow us to gain significant traction as companies and organisations actively migrate to the mobile environment, replicating the desktop experience on mobile devices," said Justin Lee, Managing Director, Obscure.

"This transformation in the user experience landscape drives up demand for comprehensive enterprise mobility management solutions and BlackBerry has proven that they are best placed to deliver the unique and innovative solutions for the vast market that Obscure serves."

The full BlackBerry Secure software portfolio that Obscure Technologies will now be able offer its customer base includes BlackBerry Dynamics, BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM), BlackBerry Workspaces, BlackBerry Enterprise Identity, BlackBerry 2FA, BBM Enterprise, and BlackBerry Analytics. Additionally, the agreement enables Obscure to offer BlackBerry AtHoc, the company's industry-leading, secure crisis communications software that empowers cities, organisations and people to respond quickly and efficiently in times of crisis.

"With security increasingly becoming a top priority for businesses wanting to maximize the productivity of their increasingly mobile workforce, Obscure is perfectly positioned to provide innovative solutions and functionality to meet the new way people work and communicate and we look forward to working closely with them in the months ahead," commented Florian Bienvenu, SVP of EMEA Enterprise Software, BlackBerry. "The partnership will allow us to build out a robust ecosystem of leading channel partners in the SADC that are equipped and positioned to help customers from all industries in their digital transformation by leveraging the leading BlackBerry Secure software portfolio."

The BlackBerry Secure software platform offers solutions suitable for a variety of enterprise sizes - both large and small enterprises - and can be purchased from Obscure Technologies as part of a bundle or standalone, at highly competitive rates and different price points.

For more details on BlackBerry Secure, available now through Obscure Technologies, please visit

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Want to join the BlackBerry Launch Events in Johannesburg or Cape Town?

* Johannesburg:
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
From 15:00

* Cape Town:
Thursday, 1 February 2018
From 15:00

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Obscure Technologies

Obscure Technologies is a firm of experts specialised in brokering the best security solutions to market. Obscure Technologies dreams, lives and breathes security - which, for it, is more than selling a point security product.

It's about serving as a valued channel for vendors and customers through the promotion of information security products, and demystifying murky concepts.

By keeping up to date with dynamic security trends, global developments, local markets and the uppermost benchmarks of service, Obscure Technologies is able to sustain and enhance its own expertise. This culminates in end-to-end innovative technology and professional solutions for its partner community.

Obscure Technologies is inspired by blazing new trails in its niche; by forging new paths in its industry. It is driven by creativity, courage and spirit, and it is driven to develop technology brands alongside its partners and clients.

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Obscure Technologies Surita Schoeman (+27) 12 940 2032
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