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BBM PROTECTED

Enterprise grade encryption for BBM messages between iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones

SECURE MOBILE MESSAGING

BBM Protected allows employees to take advantage of the speed, reliability and privacy of BBM for faster communication, collaboration and decision making while providing security conscious organizations enhanced security over corporate data..

 

 

PROTECT DATA IN-TRANSIT

BBM Protected is designed to provide full end-to-end message encryption from the time a BBM Protected user sends a message to when the recipient receives the message. It incorporates three layers of security. 

  • BBM Protected introduces a new layer of encryption to the existing BBM security model.
  • Messages between BBM Protected users are encrypted using a PGP like model. The sender and recipient have unique public/private encryption and signing keys.
  • These keys are generated on the device, by the FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic library, and are controlled by the enterprise.
  • BBM and BlackBerry are not involved in brokering the key exchanges, so at no time are they stored within the BlackBerry infrastructure.
  • Each message uses a new random symmetric key for message encryption. 
  • A Triple DES 168-bit BBM scrambling key encrypts messages on the sender’s smartphone, and is used to authenticate and decrypt messages on the recipient’s phone. 
  • TLS encryption between the smartphone and the BBM infrastructure helps protect BBM messages from eavesdropping or manipulation.

 

 

PROTECTING DATA ON THE DEVICE

BBM Protected builds upon the proven BlackBerry security model, trusted by security conscious organizations around the world. The secure root of trust starts in BlackBerry smartphone hardware and extends up through software and application layers helping to protect BBM messages at all times when they are at rest on the device. BBM on iOS and Android protects your BBM messages at rest by using AES to encrypt the BBM database.

 

IMPROVE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

   

SECURITY MADE SIMPLE

 

SINGLE APP FOR ALL CHATS – INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE COMPANY

 

KNOW WHEN A MESSAGE IS READ

All the added security offered by BBM Protected happens in the background. When a BBM Protected user sends a message, their conversation defaults to the added level of encryption, even if the recipient is a non-BBM Protected user. This enables a BBM Protected user to extend an enterprise-grade security interaction with contacts such as clients, customers and partners.   Employees use the same BBM app to securely message colleagues inside the company as they do to chat with customers and partners outside the company. BBM Protected works seamlessly across companies without any complex server federation.   Employees can communicate confidently with delivery and read notifications that let them know the other person has received and actually saw their message.

 

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