BlackBerry Bridge app

Your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is designed to open an encrypted and authenticated connection to your BlackBerry smartphone by using the BlackBerry Bridge app and Bluetooth technology.

If your tablet connects to a smartphone that is associated with the BlackBerry Internet Service only, then the data that the smartphone stores on the tablet is considered personal data. Personal data that is stored on the tablet isn't encrypted.

If your tablet connects to a smartphone that is associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, when you use the BlackBerry Bridge app to connect your tablet to a smartphone, the data that the smartphone stores on the tablet is isolated as BlackBerry Bridge data. BlackBerry Bridge data is stored separately from the personal data and work data on your tablet. BlackBerry Bridge data is encrypted and stored on the tablet temporarily. When you close the connection between your tablet and from your smartphone, the BlackBerry Bridge data is no longer accessible on your tablet. Your personal data and apps remain intact.

If you set a password for your smartphone, you must provide the smartphone password when your tablet accesses any smartphone data. Your smartphone password settings, such as the security timeout setting, are extended to the tablet. For example, if you set your smartphone to lock after five minutes of inactivity and you don't use the BlackBerry Bridge app for five minutes, you might be prompted to enter your smartphone password when you use the BlackBerry Bridge app again.

For more information about BlackBerry Bridge security features, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs and click Security > BlackBerry PlayBook Security.



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