BlackBerry Updates Enterprise Server for Individual-Liable Devices

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 8, 2010


The newest release of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, version 5.0.2, focuses on the security implications of allowing outside users to bring in their own devices. According to this report on Into Mobile, the software now allows end-users to buy their own BlackBerry and use them for work without setting off alarms.


Version 5.0.2 lets individuals to use their own BlackBerry at work without setting off alarms.

"Inside BlackBerry hinted at this feature not too long ago, and focused on the security implications of allowing outside users to bring in their own devices. Being able to install applications with access to information on the device could have higher-ups immediately axe the idea, but RIM has put in place controls that allow stuff like social networking apps to get installed without dipping its toes into the corporate side. Companies save money by allowing individual-liable BlackBerrys since they’re spared from both buying the devices, as well as recurring costs for voice and data service.

"A related feature is the ability to wipe the corporate data from a user-owned BlackBerry without nuking everything altogether. Though some of these features are contingent on device software, presumably OS 6, RIM promises that 'additional features for keeping corporate content separate from personal content on employee-owned devices are expected later this year.'"

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