BlackBerry launches BBM service with enhanced security




BlackBerry has a secure version of BBM chat app released for businesses. Protected BBM must protect data that each message has its own encryption. Chatting is done from the regular app.

Protected BBM is only available for BlackBerry users with BES, BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The Canadian company wants to own the data can not decrypt and asks users who want to chat via Protected to exchange along a road that BlackBerry can not see, such as a text message or regular phone. Key from

With that key users can then set up a secure connection. Protected BBM uses the regular security of the chat app that works over TLS, and adds an extra layer of security based on various standards for encryption and key exchange. The encryption is done by post to listen harder.

The paid service is currently only available for users of BlackBerry OS 6 and above. Support for the apps on Android and iOS later this year.

The step for added security in BBM is the first in an attempt to persuade you to use or continue to use BBM. Corporate users Director John Chen made immediately after taking office last fall clear that BlackBerry would focus heavily on the business market.


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