RIM to participate in the IDC IT Security Roadshow in South Africa

Middle East and Africa IDC IT Security Roadshow to be held in Johannesburg and in Cape Town

August 8, 2012

Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, will participate in this year’s Middle East and Africa IDC IT Security Roadshow to be held in Johannesburg on 14 August at the Sandton Convention Centre and in Cape Town on 21 August at the CTICC.

In a keynote presentation, RIM will discuss the practical security needs for businesses that allow confidential data to be sent and received by employees using mobile devices.

Nader Henein, a Security Advisor at RIM who will be presenting, said, “The robust BlackBerry security architecture is highly accredited and is trusted by many of the most security-conscious organizations around the world.

“We are excited to participate in the IDC IT Security Roadshow where we will talk about the issues and challenges that IT groups face today and how BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion, our next generation enterprise mobility solution, can help CIOs and senior IT leaders secure and manage their organization’s mobile deployments from one unified interface.”

Mogen Naidoo, Senior Research Analyst – Software, Security & Enterprise Solutions, IDC Sub-Saharan Africa said, “Protecting IT systems from both internal and external threats is no longer just the concern of large enterprises. With the rise in adoption of virtual offices, cloud computing and mobile solutions connecting to the organisational network and the need to adhere to industry and government regulations, IT security remains a priority for every CIO within the region. Many of the IT initiatives that are sweeping the region require new approaches to IT security. No longer is security an isolated area of IT endeavour, but it has become central to decision-making processes required to confront new market realities. IDC’s Security Roadshow 2012 will discuss the latest emerging technologies and their related security impact within a local, South African context and aims to provide best practice advice for CIO’s and IT security managers.”

For more information and to register, please visit http://events.idc-cema.com/eng/events/41526-idc-it-security-roadshow-2012 .