ASBIS offers BlackBerry’ software and services portfolio, which is GDPR ready

July 11, 2017

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ASBIS offers BlackBerry’ software and services portfolio, which is GDPR ready

It is high time every organization rethink its data management approaches in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ASBIS and BlackBerry join forces for ensuring all their stakeholders are informed on the GDPR impact. Appointing a DPO and re-engineering processes will be needed but technology will also be an aid.

ASBISC Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASB), an expert in the distribution of Information and Communications Technology products and solutions in EMEA emerging markets, brings to the attention of its stakeholders a document released by BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global software leader in securing, connecting and mobilizing enterprises, as a guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order to inform them about the GDPR’s basics and impact. 

BlackBerry and ASBIS, a preferred distributor of Blackberry’s software solutions across Eastern Europe, pay considerable attention to explanation of the GDPR’s importance to both: their business partners as well as end-users. The companies scheduled and initiated a number of measures for this purpose, including a guide to the General Data Protection Regulation. In addition to the promoting stakeholders’ awareness about GDPR, joint practical marketing activities will be held in the countries of Eastern Europe, beginning from the second half of 2017.

The BlackBerry’s no-nonsense guide covers GDPR’s background, key rules, penalties and best practice for dealing with this historic milestone in data protection. It is intended primarily for a non-specialist audience involved in IT, security and C-level roles.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a dramatic effect on the way that organisations deal with the data of customers, employees and others. Set to come into effect in May 2018, GDPR means every business, government and public sector entity that touches European Union residents’ data will need to rethink their data management approaches in order to stay compliant and thereby avoid massive new fines and bad publicity. It also applies to organisations that host in the EU, regardless of the end user or the user’s location.Organisations of all sizes need to start planning now in order to put processes in place.

How BlackBerry can help you

GDPR is a major departure for data protection in Europe but it is also manageable. Appointing a DPO (Data Protection Officers) and re-engineering processes will be needed but technology will also be an aid. BlackBerry provides a comprehensive set of tools to secure data, flag threats, audit assets and assess incidents. At a minimum, organisations need to consider:

  • Visibility of all endpoints connecting to data that is potentially affected by GDPR
  • A strong analytics capability to understand data use
  • A secure network environment
  • Encryption of data in motion, in use and at rest on an endpoint device
  • An identity management system that authenticates all network users
  • Comprehensive digital rights management
  • The ability to secure endpoints at the device, applications and data layers across platforms and device types via a single, integrated platform
  • Protection for contractors as well as permanent employees
  • The support of an organisation with practical expertise in all of the above

BlackBerry has a portfolio of tools and services that can help organisations manage their way through GDPR compliance.

BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite provides a flexible approach to services that offer security and productivity while helping maintain compliance with GDPR. As an organisation’s needs evolve the Enterprise Mobility Suite provides the ability to add more capabilities as needed.

The complete version of the BlackBerry’s guide to GDPR is here

According to the current distribution agreement, the entire portfolio of BlackBerry’s software and services is available to ASBIS customers across the CEE and FSU countries including the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Estonia, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.  


ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASB) is based in 24 countries with a headquarter in Cyprus and specializes in the distribution of Information and Communications Technology products and solutions from global suppliers including Apple, AMD, Acer, Dell, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Seagate, Toshiba, WD. The company has its own subsidiaries all over the EMEA region, more than 1,100 employees and 30,000 active customers in over 60 countries around the globe. For more information, visit the company's website at      

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