Monday, 23 March 2015

BBM Protected for Android and iOS devices from BlackBerry

BBM Protected
BBM Protected
BlackBerry has rolled out BBM Protected support for Android and iOS. Until now this service was only for BlackBerry device users, now they have rolled out for both Android and iOS users. It uses encryption keys which are generated by the communicating mobile devices themselves. It is part of the BBM Protected IM service which offers the standard IM app-like features along with boosted security.

According to their official blog, "BBM Protected offers an enterprise-grade secure instant messaging service with all the features of a consumer IM app, the hardening of on-premise security together with the convenience of a cloud service. All messages are encrypted using keys generated by the communicating mobile devices themselves. This BlackBerry innovation effectively prevents ‘man in the middle’ hacker attacks, providing greater security than competing encryption schemes, and earning BBM Protected FIPS 140-2 validation by the U.S. Department of Defense".

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