BlackBerry and VoxSmart partner to help financial services companies comply with MiFID II

WATERLOO (ONTARIO, CANADA) and LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM – BlackBerry LimitedNASDAQ : BBRY ) (TSX : BB ) and VoxSmart, a leading monitoring and compliance company, today announce their partnership to help financial services companies meet the Financial Markets Directive in a timely manner, European Union (“MiFID II”). In combination with the BlackBerry UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) solution, which connects and manages terminals, VoxSmart’s patented VSmart (TM) technology will provide financial services companies with the ability to capture, record, store and analyze phone conversations, SMS and third-party instant messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and WeChat.

The directive MiFID II will come into force on 3 January 2018, requires all financial services firms in Europe keep records of all services, activities and transactions for at least five years. The registers must include all electronic and instant messaging communications, telephone and SMS conversations related to the completion of a transaction or the intention to make one, whether or not the transaction is successful. The Directive aims to make financial markets in Europe more resilient, transparent and investor friendly.

“In partnership with VoxSmart, we can enable businesses around the world to easily capture conversations at the terminal level, including smartphones, portable devices, tablets and laptops,” said Florian Bienvenu, Senior Vice President of Sales for The EMEA region at BlackBerry. “This joint solution is a perfect example of how BlackBerry leverages its software portfolio and builds strong partnerships to secure the Enterprise of Things.”

“VoxSmart is the only global mobile compliance solution capable of capturing, recording, storing and analyzing third-party voice and instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp and WeChat,” said Oliver Blower, President and CEO of VoxSmart. “Our partnership with BlackBerry has already resulted in further validation exercises with other global investment banks and financial services companies, who see MiFID II as an opportunity to improve their approach to Security and compliance “.

Already deployed successfully in several investment banks and international commercial companies, VSmart (TM) perfectly combines user experience and compliance, security and activation of regulated users, while complying with stringent global regulations such as the Dodd-Frank law and the directive MiFID II. BlackBerry UEM, part of BlackBerry Secure (a comprehensive end-to-end security approach), enables customers to connect and manage devices such as smartphones, handheld devices, laptops and tablets, A reliable, secure and scalable platform.

To learn more about BlackBerry UEM and VSmart, click here and here .

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a native security services and software company dedicated to securing people, devices, processes and systems for today’s business. Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and founded in 1984, the company is present in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company’s shares trade under the symbol “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” for the NASDAQ.

Source: BlackBerry Limited and VoxSmart