Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
6 characters and 60 minutes. And our users howled. But they were in a forest and no one listened.
Personally I think 60 minutes idle timeout is more than generous. That's plenty of time for someone to leave their BB in a coffee shop..someone else to pick it up, and start fiddeling with corporate email and data.
Unfortunately many of our policies are designed solely for Easy of use rather than for Security....when really it should be a blend of the two. That's what happens when the Security dept has no power in the company, and policies are changed when people complain.
Since I'm new to BlackBerry..I don't quite understand the 'Wipe after 5 tries'. Are you saying it's possible for someone to gain access to the data contained on the blackberry without a password? Is it not encrypted?