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Old 10-06-2005, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How many Admins force content protection in their BES policies?

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Taking a poll on how many admins are forcing content protection on their users on BES 4.0. We have enough problems when it is enabled from being unable to reset a users password to infinite dup key entries in the SyncRequest table. RIM basically is quick to say to turn off content protection to solve these problems and their "fixes" never seem to fix the issues but our Security team refuses to allow us to turn it off. They assume all other businesses must have this enabled and have found a way to correct these issues. So I'm taking a poll.. how many are using it?

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Old 10-06-2005, 09:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do they fully understand what content protection does?
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They understand what it does and what it breaks. Their only concern is protecting the data which I get. But it's a pain to deal with all these issues that result from it being enabled.
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C'mon I know it's Friday but you guys have to have an opinion on this.
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i'm curious as to what your password policy requirements are - length, complexity, etc. if people are forgetting their password that much, then i think there's more issues than content protection.

we enable content protection and passwords by default and stress the point of keeping them enabled, however the users have the option to disable the password, thus disabling content protection. i can't answer your poll since it doesn't have that option.
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The password policy is not complicated. 6 characters in length but we do require that they change it every 45 days. That is when they all forget it. But That is our policy across the board. There are more problems then just the password with content protection. It causes problems with editing address book entries and the most annoying is the Dup Key Entries that flood the SQL Trans log causing the BES server to lose connectivity with the SQL DB. The fix for this is a constant pain in the a$$. I want to know if we are in the minority with having it enabled. RIM's standard response to these known issues is to just disable content protection but our Security team will have none of that.
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we just disabled and didn't tell the security team ;)
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I'd love to do that... but we have highly sensitive data and if the risk of losing my job were the only risk I'd go for it.. but being sued for damages is a quick deterent. Hey only 2 people responded to the poll? C'mon fellas
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alright.. now we are getting somewhere...
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We require the IT department to use password protection; lock upon holstering; and lock at 1 minute. The IT group has admin tools to the domain and critical servers from the handheld itself, so this is something I make no exceptions for.

Most other users just use them for email and they keep their handhelds clean anyway. We do not require password or content protection. We "suggest" passwords, but that's it for now.
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