- BBM Protected
- BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2.2 and later
- BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0
- BlackBerry 10 smartphones
- BBM for BlackBerry 10
- BlackBerry 6 to 7.1
- BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones
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What is BBM Protected
BBM Protected uses public encryption standards to digitally sign and encrypt messages in order to establish secure communications between users. BBM Protected works seamlessly within BBM, to allow users to message their friends and family with default BBM encryption at the same time as they message their sensitive contacts with enhanced encryption. BBM Protected uses FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic libraries to ensure that BBM Protected satisfies the security requirements for protecting unclassified information as defined by the Federal Information Processing Standards. BBM Protected meets or exceeds NIST Suite B Cryptography for signing, encrypting and hashing.
Available in the following environments:
- BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 with BlackBerry 6 and later smartphones
- BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2.2 and later with “Work space only” Activation Type
- BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2.3 and later with “Work space only”, “Work and Personal – Corporate" or “Work and Personal – Regulated” Activation Types
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Get all the details at www.blackberry.com/bbmprotected
Purchasing BBM Protected User Licenses
Contact your BlackBerry Account Manager or licensed distributor to order your BBM Protected User Licenses.
If you would like to be contacted by a BlackBerry Account Manager to learn more about BBM Protected, please enter your information here: http://el.blackberry.com/ebbmsecurityca
After ordering your licenses, you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in that email to log in to the Account Center.
Claim your licenses and accept the license agreements. After claiming the licenses, you receive an email that confirms the purchase of the licenses. The email also includes a link where you can download files. For example, if you are using BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5, you must download the IT policy pack. You can also download the .bar and .cod files for the BBM app. If the app is not currently installed on BlackBerry devices, you must install it.
If you are using the licenses in a BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 environment, download the BES5 IT policy pack and import the rules from the policy pack.
Download the .bar and .cod files if you have not previously downloaded and installed the BBM app on devices.
You will then receive an invoice after claiming the licenses. Licenses expire after one year.
Unlike the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 device licenses, the BBM Protected licenses do not need to be added to the server. Keep a record of the license information in a safe location as BlackBerry may perform periodic audits to ensure that the appropriate number of BBM Protected licenses have been purchased for the environment.
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How to get BBM Protected
If a supported version of the BBM application is already installed you do not need to download it again. The BES IT Policies will enable the BBM Protected features for applicable user’s.
If you wish to push the BBM client to users, you can find the appropriate application files for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry 10 smartphones at the BlackBerry Download Center:
Download BBM for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.0 here
- Download BBM for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 here
- Download BBM for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 6.x and later here
Alternatively BBM can be downloaded from BlackBerry World:
Download BBM for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 10 OS here
Download BBM for BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 6.x and later here
Download BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 here.
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