BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution consists of various products and components that are designed to extend your organization’s communication methods to BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is designed to help protect data that is in transit at all points between a device and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. To help protect data that is in transit over the wireless network, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and device use symmetric key cryptography to encrypt the data sent between them. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is designed to prevent third parties, including wireless service providers, from accessing your organization's potentially sensitive information in a decrypted format.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity, which are principles for information security, to help protect your organization from data loss or alteration.

Principles

Description

confidentiality

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses symmetric key cryptography to help make sure that only intended recipients can view the contents of email messages.

integrity

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses symmetric key cryptography to help protect every email message that the device sends and to help prevent third parties from decrypting or altering the message data.

Only the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the device know the value of the keys that they use to encrypt messages and recognize the format of a decrypted and decompressed message. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the device rejects a message automatically if it is not encrypted with keys that they recognize as valid.

authenticity

Before the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends data to the device, the device authenticates with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to prove that the device knows the device transport key that is used to encrypt data.

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