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Old 06-02-2005, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've tried searching the forums and didn't find anything that seemed to answer the question.

In a corporate BES setup, is there a way to restrict or filter browsing for the corporate users of Blackberries...primarily 7290's using Cingular service. I didn't know if there was a BES based filtering app or something to that effect.

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IT Policy on BES will allow you to restrict browsing.
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IT Policy on BES will allow you to restrict browsing.
That would be great...is there specific info on that anywhere that you know of? Just to preface this...I'm more on the management side of things and not the actual tech/frontline of managing the BES so any specifics that I could send my tech to would be appreciated.
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You can look in the Administrative Guide (hardcopy with your BES or available as PDF on RIM's support pages under Product Documentation) for further IT Policy guidelines. Below should be the ones pertaining to removing the ability to go through a provider-provided browser or a third-party browser and forcing them through the MDS browser, if enabled, thus logging their activity.

Non-Grouped Global Rules:
Allow Browser - FALSE
This rule specifies whether users can use the default browser included on the handheld.

Browser Policy Group:
Allow IBS Browser - FALSE
This rule specifies whether the Internet Browsing Service (IBS) browser icon appears on the handheld when the service provider provisions the IBS browser and the appropriate service books are present.

If this rule is set to false, the icon is hidden.

Service Exclusivity Policy Group:
Allow Other Browser Service - FALSE
This rule specifies whether users can use other browser services on the handheld.

Set this rule to false to force all browser traffic through your organizationís BlackBerry Enterprise Server and prevent users from installing other browser services.
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Being on a BES, our browsing goes through corporate and all I know is that the same "WebSense" filtering that we have in place for all computers on our network works as well with the BlackBerries.
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Being on a BES, our browsing goes through corporate and all I know is that the same "WebSense" filtering that we have in place for all computers on our network works as well with the BlackBerries.
I think that is what he's wanting to do - send everything through the MDS/BES services. However, if no policy is implemented, users would still have the option to go through their provider's browser (BIS/IBS), thus skirting past any sort of logging. At a base level, the MDS logs will show the websites people are trying to hit, along with the associated PIN number of the device (so it takes a little work to figure out things). Or, as PhilMax mentioned, you can use corporate web filtering to restrict the browsing, if such a solution exists already within the environment.
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with no browsing set in the IT Policy
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Yes, as long as the sw config is pulling the entire application from an internal server. Some apps are set up so that a small part of the application is installed on the device and, once that bit is installed, the application then goes out to pull down the full application (RIM's DST patch was one). Most, however, install the full app and don't require additional downloads from external sources.
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