The new feature could help BlackBerry—which in January changed its name from Research in Motion—sell high-margin services to enterprise clients even if their workers are using smartphones made by competitors. That could be crucial for Blackberry, which has lost a vast amount of market share to the iPhone and to Android devices, including Samsung's Galaxy line.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said he expects BlackBerry's device-management software to gain traction this year and contribute to revenue next year.
"Supporting devices with the best, most secure and easiest-to-use mobile solution should enable RIM to transform into what we believe is an attractive model," he said in a note to clients.
The offering could help BlackBerry shore up its profitable services business. Its shares plunged in December after the company said it was changing its the way it charges for services, cutting fees for customers that do not need advanced security and other enhanced features.
Secure Work Space will be available before the end of June and will be managed through the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 platform, which lets corporate and government clients use devices with different operating systems.
BlackBerry said Secure Work Space fences off corporate email, calendar, contacts, tasks, memos, web browsing and document editing from personal apps and content.