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Security features of a Wi-Fi enabled device

Feature

Description

activation of BlackBerry® devices over an enterprise Wi-Fi® network

Activation of devices over an enterprise Wi-Fi network is designed to simplify the actions of activating or updating devices.

authenticated connection with BlackBerry Router

An authenticated connection with a BlackBerry Router permits devices to open a direct connection to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server after they authenticate with the BlackBerry Router.

Devices connected to an enterprise Wi-Fi network do not use an SRP connection to send data to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

BlackBerry transport layer encryption

BlackBerry transport layer encryption is designed to encrypt messages that the device and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send between each other after they open an authenticated connection.

direct access to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi connection

Direct access to the BlackBerry Infrastructure over a Wi-Fi connection permits Wi-Fi enabled devices to access BlackBerry services over the Internet, even if UMA is not available.

You can verify with your organization's wireless service provider that your organization's service plan supports access to BlackBerry services over a Wi-Fi connection.

encrypted communication over the Wi-Fi network

Devices support multiple security methods that are designed to encrypt communication over the enterprise Wi-Fi network between the device and wireless access points or a network firewall on the enterprise Wi-Fi network.

expanded groups of Wi-Fi and VPN configuration settings

Expanded groups of Wi-Fi and VPN configuration settings permit you to control Wi-Fi connections from devices.

limited connections

Wi-Fi enabled devices are designed to reject incoming connections, to support limited connections in infrastructure mode only, and to prevent ad-hoc mode (also known as peer-to-peer) connections.

multiple Wi-Fi and VPN profiles

Multiple Wi-Fi and VPN profiles are designed to address user requirements in a variety of different environments.

proxy server

Devices supports the use of a transparent proxy server that you can configure between the enterprise Wi-Fi network and the device.

software token provisioning

Software token provisioning is designed to permit you to provision and manage the seed for software token authentication (for example, for VPN connections) centrally on devices.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed to work with the RSA® Authentication Manager to provide software token support for use with layer 2 and layer 3 authentication on supported devices.

user-specific configuration settings and IT policy rules

User-specific configuration settings and IT policy rules are designed to simplify the configuration of user-specific Wi-Fi and VPN information (such as user IDs and passwords).

wireless backup of Wi-Fi and VPN profiles

Wireless backup of Wi-Fi and VPN profiles on devices over a Wi-Fi connection permits users to restore the profiles, if necessary.

wireless software updates

Wireless software updates permits users to update the BlackBerry® Device Software without using the BlackBerry® Desktop Software or first downloading the software update to a computer.


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