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BlackBerry Infrastructure Wi-Fi Access Mode IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® device can connect to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi network to access the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry® Internet Service.

The previous name of this rule was BlackBerry Infrastructure WLAN Access Mode.

Default value

The default value is Access does not require VPN. A BlackBerry device can bypass an active VPN connection when the BlackBerry device connects to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi network.

Usage

You can select one of the following options to configure when a BlackBerry device can connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi network:
  • If you want a BlackBerry device to always use a VPN connection when the BlackBerry device connects to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi network, you can select the Access requires VPN option. You can select this option if you want to enforce the additional security that a VPN connection provides.
  • If you do not want a BlackBerry device to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi network, you can select the Access disabled option.

Dependencies

You can override this rule using the related Wi-Fi configuration setting that is named Wi-Fi BlackBerry Infrastructure Wi-Fi access mode. You can use this setting to configure the access mode for a specific Wi-Fi network, and this rule to configure the access mode for other Wi-Fi networks.

If you turn off access to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over the Wi-Fi network using this rule, you cannot override this rule using the configuration setting.

Minimum requirements

  • Java® based BlackBerry device
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0

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