BlackBerry begins the Phase 2 roll out of BBM Protected to BlackBerry Balanced enabled devices

BBM Protected

As firstly introduced to Secure Work Space users, BBM Protected – the ultra secure messaging app is now also available to BlackBerry 10 devices that are enabled to run BlackBerry Balance. 

BlackBerry has formally began Phase 2 in rolling out BBM Protected to all corporate users, local business that have their BlackBerry 10 devices Balance enabled, giving BBM Protected to work in BYOD, Balance, and COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled) environments as well as COBO (Corporate Owned, Business Enabled).

BBM Protected uses a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module making it secure enough for government communications, as is the only messaging app does so – might I add. 

An excerpt taken from the original post:

This advanced encryption model has been designed to protect security conscious organizations from threats like spying, hacking, accidental data leakage, non-compliance and more. As the only secure IM client to use a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module making it secure enough for government communications, we’re confident that BBM Protected lives up to the demanding needs of our most security conscious customers.

For security conscious organizations using Balance technology we’re excited to be able to offer enhanced BBM Protected level encryption to the intra-company BBM messages being sent between employees inside the company as well as inter-company BBM messages being sent to employees at other companies using BBM Protected.

Just as before, enabling BBM Protected for Balance enabled devices is as simple as turning on an IT policy through the BES console. And for end users, the experience remains as simple and hassle free too – keep using BBM as you do today! End users will continue to use the same BBM app they currently have and BBM messages to other BBM Protected users (either at their company or at other companies using BBM Protected) are encrypted automatically using the advanced BBM Protected encryption. Messages sent to friends and family use the standard BBM encryption.

If you’d like to learn more about BBM Protected, you can do so by clicking here


Source: INSIDE BlackBerry