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vapochilled 03-24-2005 02:12 PM

privacy question
I just setup my 7290 to the corparate BES, all works. Now, yesterday I tried installing the IM software, I just got the no tunnel message, so I figured I'd call Cingular and do the dance with them. Now after I have setup the BES part to get work snail mails, the IM is working, it did ask for an extra step, in conecting but it works now.
Now, my Q, will all my web browsing and IMing be logged by the BES? or not?
On the BB I now have two browser icons(different) I have a new one called "blackberry browser" and the cingular browser which was on there yesterday before the BES setup. If I use either of these, are they logged by the BES at work also?
Just don't want to be caught IMing when I should not be,lol

bfrye 03-24-2005 02:19 PM

Whatever you do through the BES will be logged in one form or another, or could at the least be detected. Anything through IM or the blackberry browser goes through BES and then your corporate network before it hits the internet.

vapochilled 03-24-2005 02:27 PM

so using the cingular browser will be ok? Is there a way to bypass the BES for certain things?

vapochilled 03-24-2005 11:21 PM

kind of on the same track, I have lotus notes emails being sent from the company BES. And I have "my" emails being sent from the cingular.blackberry web setup, I assume these are kept seperate and that my personnal emails do not come to me via the company BES(does that make sense?)

geekman686 03-25-2005 12:36 AM

I was wondering about that. My company has the BES for Exchange, but I've be reluctant to ask to be added to the BES since I bought the BB myself. I would be nice to get work emails sent to my blackberry but only if my personal emails/web surfing remains private.

jibi 03-25-2005 12:49 AM

If you go through your provider's Browser, then it will be private. IM traffic, etc will go through your MDS, unless you can specify otherwise (this is why your IM started working). Your BWC email account and any pop email accounts are also kept from the BES logs.

With all of that said, at the default level of logging, the BES logs do not contain the actual text of IMs or emails. View it as a simple redirector. I am not sure on the next step up in logging, as I haven't really moved mine up that high (its at the next to highest level by default).

However, a BES administrator can limit your ability to have BWC access, pop email access, etc. Keep in mind that although you purchased your own BlackBerry handheld, the minute you are added the BES server, you have given up your rights to do what you want with that. This is assuming that your company has some sort of security policy concerning devices in the environment. They can push down policy to your handheld that will take away a lot of rights and force you through the BES (and yes, this is a security measure - not someone being a meanie).

vapochilled 03-25-2005 06:48 AM

Hmm, thanks jibi.

Is BB that insecure? that they would need to
I think I'll keep it just for work, (never the twain shall meet) and all !
I need to look into this BES in a lot more detail I think

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