Research proves BlackBerry offers the most secure solution

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Lopez Research (Maribel Lopez, formerly of Forrester Research) published a May 2009 report entitled Successful Mobile Deployments Require Robust Security. The report takes a look at the three levels of protection provided by a comprehensive mobile security solution in preventing unauthorized access to:

1) the device and its data,
2) data as it transits the network and
3) the corporate network.

The results of the study concluded what we already know to be true: RIM was highly rated using these criteria. The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution received a 4/4 in all categories, including overall mobile security. Lopez Research concludes that “RIM offers the most robust security solution.”

Device – Score 4/4
• Complete control of what can be executed on the device
• On device and removable media encryption supports OTA updates

Network – Score 4/4
• Encrypts the message
• Uses a cryptographic shared key system for authentication

Transmission – Score 4/4
• Routes traffic through the NOC and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to ensure security
• Doesn’t require a VPN

Overall Mobile Security Rating – Score 4/4
• RIM provides solid security across the three areas of vulnerability.

See the full report from Lopez Research.