Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server is designed to be a secure, centralized link between an organization's wireless network, communications software, applications, and BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server integrates with your organization's existing infrastructure, which can include messaging and collaboration software, calendar and contact information, wireless Internet and intranet access, and custom applications, to provide device users with mobile access to your organization's resources.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports AES and Triple DES encryption to protect and ensure the integrity of wireless data that is transmitted between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components and devices. You can select from more than 450 IT policy rules that you can configure to control the features of the devices that are used in your organization's environment.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports several optional components and configurations to meet your organization's requirements. The BlackBerry Collaboration Service integrates with supported third-party instant messaging servers to permit users to access your organization's instant messaging system from their devices using the BlackBerry instant messaging client. You can use the BlackBerry Monitoring Service to monitor and troubleshoot issues with BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances and monitor the activity of device users. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to support high availability to enhance the consistency and reliability of your organization's environment.

You can manage the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, devices, and user accounts using the BlackBerry Administration Service, a web application that is accessible from any computer that can access the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service. You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to manage a BlackBerry Domain, which consists of one or more BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances and remote components that use a single BlackBerry Configuration Database.

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