Glossary

AES
Advanced Encryption Standard
AJAX
Asynchronous JavaScript® and XML
API
application programming interface
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BlackBerry Domain
A BlackBerry Domain consists of the BlackBerry Configuration Database with its users and any BlackBerry® Enterprise Server instances that connect to it.
BlackBerry MDS
BlackBerry® Mobile Data System
BlackBerry transport layer encryption
BlackBerry transport layer encryption (formerly known as standard BlackBerry encryption) uses a symmetric key encryption algorithm to help protect data that is in transit between a BlackBerry device and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server when the data is outside an organization's firewall.
CBC
cipher block chaining
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CMIME
Compressed Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
content protection
Content protection helps protect user data on a locked BlackBerry device by encrypting the user data using the content protection key and ECC private key.
DES
Data Encryption Standard
device transport key
The device transport key (formerly known as the master encryption key) is unique to a BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry device and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server use the device transport key to encrypt the message keys.
DMZ
A demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a neutral subnetwork outside of an organization's firewall. It exists between the trusted LAN of the organization and the untrusted external wireless network and public Internet.
DNS
A Domain Name System (DNS) is an Internet database that translates domain names that are meaningful and recognizable by people into the numeric IP addresses that the Internet uses.
DOM
Document Object Model
ECC
Elliptic Curve Cryptography
EDGE
Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution
Enterprise Service Policy
The Enterprise Service Policy controls which BlackBerry devices can connect to a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.
GAL
Global Address List
GAN
generic access network
GANC
generic access network controller
gateway message envelope
The gateway message envelope protocol is a Research In Motion proprietary protocol that allows the transfer of compressed and encrypted data between the wireless network and BlackBerry devices. The protocol defines a routing layer that specifies the types of message contents allowed and the addressing information for the data. Gateways and routing components use this information to identify the type and source of the BlackBerry device data, and the appropriate destination service to route the data to.
GPS
Global Positioning System
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications®
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS
Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol
ISP
Internet service provider
IP
Internet Protocol
IP address
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identification number that each computer or mobile device uses when it sends or receives information over a network, such as the Internet. This identification number identifies the specific computer or mobile device on the network.
IT administration command
An IT administration command is a command that you can send over the wireless network to protect sensitive information on a BlackBerry device or delete all BlackBerry device data.
IT policy
An IT policy consists of various IT policy rules that control the security features and behavior of BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, and the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.
IT policy rule
An IT policy rule permits you to customize and control the actions that BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets, the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, and the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager can perform.
Java ME
Java® Platform, Micro Edition
JDBC
Java® Database Connectivity
JSON
JavaScript® Object Notation
Kerberos protocol
The Kerberos™ protocol is a Microsoft® Active Directory® authentication protocol that permits a trusted third-party application to authenticate clients by exchanging encrypted service tickets with Microsoft Active Directory.
LAN
A local area network (LAN) is a computer network shared by a group of computers in a small area, such as an office building. Any computer in this network can communicate with another computer that is part of the same network.
LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LTPA
Lightweight Third-Party Authentication
MAPI
Messaging Application Programming Interface
message keys
The message keys encrypt the data that is sent to and from a BlackBerry device.
messaging server
A messaging server sends and processes messages and provides collaboration services, such as updating and communicating calendar and address book information.
MSDE
Microsoft® SQL Server® Desktop Engine
MTLS
Mutual Transport Layer Security
NAT
network address translation
NTLM
NT LAN Manager
PIN
personal identification number
principal encryption key
The principal encryption key encrypts the device transport key when a BlackBerry device is locked if content protection is turned on.
RPC
remote procedure call
RTF
Rich Text Format
service books
Service books determine which services are available on BlackBerry devices or BlackBerry enabled devices.
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol
S/MIME
Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
SMS
Short Message Service
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
SQL
Structured Query Language
SRP
Server Routing Protocol
SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a set of communication protocols that is used to transmit data over networks, such as the Internet.
Triple DES
Triple Data Encryption Standard
UCS
Universal Content Stream
UMA
Unlicensed Mobile Access
UNC
Universal Naming Convention
USB
Universal Serial Bus
VPN
virtual private network
WAP
Wireless Application Protocol
XML
Extensible Markup Language
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