BBM Protected now available for Balance enabled devices

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BBM Protected Balance

When we launched BBM Protected ahead of schedule in June, we were focused on enterprise customers in regulated industries with BBOS devices and BlackBerry 10 smartphones operating in work space only mode. We were able to offer a value proposition to these customers of improved employee collaboration through the speed and reliability of BBM plus the added security offered by advanced BBM Protected encryption, using public/private encryption keys held by the enterprise.

This advanced encryption model has been designed to protect security conscious organizations from threats like spying, hacking, accidental data leakage, non-compliance and more. As the only secure IM client to use a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module making it secure enough for government communications, we’re confident that BBM Protected lives up to the demanding needs of our most security conscious customers.

(As of February 2015, BlackBerry holds 70+ security certifications and approvals from governments.)

The early response to BBM Protected has been fantastic, with customers in regulated industries like healthcare, finance and government expressing interest. Here’s an example of how a health care provider is using BBM Protected to securely connect staff.

Today we started phase 2 of the BBM Protected roll out, adding support for BlackBerry devices using Balance technology. This step allows BBM Protected to work in BYOD, Balance, and COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled) environments as well as COBO (Corporate Owned, Business Only).

For security conscious organizations using Balance technology we’re excited to be able to offer enhanced BBM Protected level encryption to the intra-company BBM messages being sent between employees inside the company as well as inter-company BBM messages being sent to employees at other companies using BBM Protected.

Just as before, enabling BBM Protected for Balance enabled devices is as simple as turning on an IT policy through the BES console. And for end users, the experience remains as simple and hassle free too – keep using BBM as you do today! End users will continue to use the same BBM app they currently have and BBM messages to other BBM Protected users (either at their company or at other companies using BBM Protected) are encrypted automatically using the advanced BBM Protected encryption. Messages sent to friends and family use the standard BBM encryption.

If you’d like to learn more about BBM Protected, please visit http://www.BlackBerry.com/BBMProtected or watch this short video below:

About Jeff Gadway

I'm the head of product and brand marketing for BBM. This means I work with our engineers, product managers, growth hackers and marketing communications team to create and communicate the magic of BBM. Off the clock, I'm a dog lover, coffee enthusiast and love helping start-ups with marketing stuff.

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