BlackBerry today announced the availability of BBM Protected, the first solution in the eBBM Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging.
The eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services "built for business that bring together the convenience and usability of BBM with the additional security and compliance required by enterprise customers," according to the Waterloo-based smartphone maker.
The eBBM Suite will include new services designed to enable mobile workers to be more productive on the go, while meeting enterprises’ needs for security, manageability and control, the Canadian company says.
BBM Protected brings regulated industries the most secure and reliable real-time mobile messaging experience in the industry. BBM Protected is the only secure mobile instant messaging app that uses a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library. Secure BBM Protected chats aren’t limited to users inside the company; employees can chat securely with BBM Protected users at others companies too – they do not need to be on the same BES server and no federation between servers is required.
The current release of BBM Protected can be used for BlackBerry smartphones running BB0S 6.0 or later or BlackBerry 10 in Regulated mode.