As announced earlier, BlackBerry has announced the availability of its popular BBM messaging service for enterprise users. BBM Protected, will be the first solution in this new eBBM Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging.
The eBBM Suite family brings together the convenience and usability of BBM with the additional security and compliance required by enterprise customers. It will have will have services designed to enable mobile workers to be more productive on the go, while meeting enterprises’ needs for security, manageability and control.
BBM Protected provides an enhanced security model for BBM messages sent between BlackBerry smartphones. “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,” said a release.
It enables employees to use the same app to securely message colleagues inside the company for work like chatting with family and friends. They can extend the secure connection to chat with BBM Protected users in others companies.
The current release of BBM Protected can be used for BlackBerry smartphones running BB0S 6.0 or later or BlackBerry 10 in Regulated mode. Versions of BBM Protected for BlackBerry 10 smartphones using BlackBerry Balance and iOS and Android devices are expected later this year.