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Old 01-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, I'm a new member to this great forum, i have been loitering for a few months now but it wasn't till last week I actually signed off on a 25 user BES roll out with 8310g handsets. So hence my registration.

This is a massive step for the company i work for, they have no mobility devices whats so ever, and are rolling out 20 of the BB to our sales reps, and the rest for Directors and myself.

This company has been operating for roughly 48 years, and has not really embraced technology, they see it more as an expense rather than a benefit. Its my Families Business, and it was like pushing the you know what up hill with a toothpick to get this passed. To cut a long story short, not only am i rolling out domain/ad for 250 seats, im rolling out exchange for 100 users plus bluecoat & BES. The concern I have, is that there are no real acceptable use policies for email/internet/mobile phones/ipods - etc. Im having to create from scratch the above policies.

I am going to be creating an all in one encompassing "technology" AUP. including all things mobility, email, internet, related and i was wondering if anyone here would lend a hand to a damsel in distress. lol and if anyone would care to send me copies of their already existing Acceptable use policies or procedures on these matters? So i can have as many examples as possible to be able to create one for here.

I would be so forever grateful if anyone can offer some help.

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This is right on topic for the BES Admin forum.

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Welcome, Aimzter. I am betting you will get some good BES advice and and counseling around here.

Good luck with it all, sounds like you have a big job ahead.
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My apologies for the missed topic post. Thanks for the move

Thanks for the welcome JSanders, im hoping i get great advice, its a little daunting the work ahead at the moment.. So that is why i hope to have it all documented first before i hand out the handsets to the end users.
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No worries....

But, if I may, as a BES end user I like having the freedom to do with my BB what I want. You need to find a nice balance of policy restrictions that are necessary but leave ease of use and flexibility for your users. If you are trying to sell this device to your superiors and you lock them down too far they may wonder why they got them in the first place. Consider the sensitivity of the data on them and then decide what you need to do. You have a big job ahead and as JSanders said, many here will help you...Good luck!
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Yes i agree entirely, the end user will have unlimited data, so email and internet via the blackberry browser, and what bluecoat will allow, however im talking the more written AUP's which Im really struggling with... I like to hear end users opinions also though!! thanks
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There are some sample acceptable use policies from techrepublic.com downloads section and SANS Institute - The SANS Security Policy Project
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Thanks Marduo, I have found that page before with all the sample docs, they are great, i was wondering if anyone would care to send me some that are "in use" so i can see some working ones that are effective.
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An overall AUP for networking / computing ... Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) - Administration & Services - WPI Acceptable Use Policy

That document is on probably its 30 - 40th iteration and has changed with computing at the university over the past 4 decades
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hdawg Thanks very much, i will read through this tonight *bookmarks page*

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I'm still utilising my friend google but haven't been able to find anything that will really help me as such, a few members here recommended i bump this thread to see if anyone has anything they could possibly send to me that is in use at their workplace. Thanks in advance.

edit: any more movement on this front??
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