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Old 09-03-2005, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am wondering what, if any, security issues would be at risk if I were to add my personal BB to my company BES server. My company I work for uses a different service providor(Rogers) than I use on my personal BB(Telus). If I were to hook my BB to the company BES(in order to be synced up with my company Outlook account) would we be risking any security issues?

Does the BES server really care whcih service providor care what carrier you use?

Thanks and I look forward to your replies.

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Old 09-04-2005, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am wondering what, if any, security issues would be at risk if I were to add my personal BB to my company BES server. My company I work for uses a different service providor(Rogers) than I use on my personal BB(Telus). If I were to hook my BB to the company BES(in order to be synced up with my company Outlook account) would we be risking any security issues?

> No security issues, it's going to be more secure than the BIS (blackberry internet service) that you're using now. Only thing I can think of would be security policies that they have in place may be pushed to your bb that you may not like, but otherwise no holes in the system.

Does the BES server really care whcih service providor care what carrier you use?

> BES server doesn't care. You can have a TMobile BES with Rogers, Bell and Telus bb's on it etc.
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About the only security issue that would come into place would be the fact that you now have a mobile copy of your email. For most companies this is not a big deal (ie. laptops) but for some, the email must stay on company equipment within the premisis.

EDIT: now that I think of it...If you had your company email integrated with your BlackBerry Internet Service and therefore going to your BlackBerry anyway, having them add you to the Enterprise Server will be MORE secure becasue now the wireless transmissions are fully encrypted with 3DES or AES encryption.

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As mentioned earlier, there are no security issues, but it may adversely affect your personal device.

I accidently synch'ed my personal device at work and was stuck with a set of very restrictive policies
- I had to enter a passwd each time I made a phone call or wanted to do something with the device if it was unattended for more than 2 minutes
- It disabled my bluetooth capability
- It disabled my ability to send PIN messages.
- I couldn't use the web browser.

All in all it wasn't a fun time until I could get the restrictive policies off of my device adn get it back to normal.

My advice would be don't do it unless you're sure what the impact will be.
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