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Old 08-18-2010, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
That's why companies interested in securing their email use BES. BIS is for consumers only. Never was presented as an end to end secure solution.
That's true, but there's more to it than that. We consumers hear so much about BlackBerry's legendary e-mail security, and how it sets BlackBerry apart from the competition, it's only natural that we would come to believe that it applies to BIS as well as BES. For example, how many discussions have there been here on BBF comparing BB to other platforms, and how many times have we been told admonished about the security of the BB? Many times. But I don't recall ever seeing the caveat that this high-level security applies only to BES.

The point here for consumers is that with BIS, email is no more secure on the BB than it is on other smartphones, and may be less secure than some. That's an important piece of information.

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