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Old 09-05-2006, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I was wondering if there is a way to:
  1. Restrict user access to questionable sites?
  2. Keep a log on the BES side of all sites visited... without the user being able to delete that history?

Thanks for your help and any answers on this.
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I was wondering if there is a way to:
  1. Restrict user access to questionable sites?
  2. Keep a log on the BES side of all sites visited... without the user being able to delete that history?
Thanks for your help and any answers on this.
Yes to both, but not specifically via BES. The Mobile Data Services (MDS) portion of BES can provide your users with access to the internet via your business internet connection. The BES server simply forwards web access to your existing infrastructure. If you have a proxy server that restricts access and records all sites accessed then both your questions are solved. If you don't already have infrastructure in place to restrict and record where users go on the web then your out of luck.
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Although d_fisher's reply is correct, this will not completely stop users from accessing the Internet directly. The BlackBerry Browser routes through your corporate network as d_fisher said, but the Internet Browser has a direct connection to the Internet, and the WAP Browser is controlled by your service provider. I'm on Cingular, and I've run across a few sites my WAP browser can't access that I can access with both the BlackBerry and Internet browser, and sites that are restricted by my company's firewall (I assume) are accessible through the BlackBerry browser.

You can disable either the Internet or WAP browser through IT Policy if you really want to stop users from accessing sites normally blocked by your company's network.
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