Security features of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution

Feature

Description

data protection

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution is designed to protect data that is in transit between the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and a BlackBerry device and data that is in transit between your organization’s messaging server and the email application on the user’s computer. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution encrypts data that is stored on the BlackBerry device and in the BlackBerry Configuration Database. To help protect data that is stored on the BlackBerry device, you can require a user to authenticate to the BlackBerry device using a password, a smart card, or both.

encryption key protection

The BlackBerry device is designed to protect the encryption keys that are stored on the BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry device encrypts the encryption keys when the BlackBerry device is locked.

control of BlackBerry device connections

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is designed to control the following connections:
  • connections using Bluetooth® technology to and from the BlackBerry device
  • connections from a Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry device to enterprise Wi-Fi networks

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is designed to control which BlackBerry devices can connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

control of the behavior of the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry® Desktop Software

To control the behavior of the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Desktop Software, you can send IT administration commands, IT policies, and application control policies to the BlackBerry device. You can use IT administration commands, IT policies, and application control policies to perform the following actions:
  • You can send IT administration commands to delete application data from the BlackBerry device and to lock the BlackBerry device.
  • You can send an IT policy to a BlackBerry device to change security settings. You can use the IT policy to enforce the BlackBerry device password and BlackBerry® Smart Card Reader password.
  • You can send an application control policy to a BlackBerry device to control whether third-party applications are available and can connect to the BlackBerry device.

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