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BBM Protected

Add enhanced enterprise grade encryption to the already secure BBM™ service with the first offering in the new eBBM™ Suite.

Download the BBM™ Protected whitepaper and request that a sales representative contact you.


Secure mobile messaging

BBM Protected allows employees to take advantage of the speed, reliability and privacy of BBM for faster communication, collaboration and decision making while providing security conscious organizations enhanced security over corporate data.


Protect your assets

Whether you’re a regulated business, or a highly security conscious organization, BBM Protected offers an enhanced security model for BBM messages sent between BlackBerry smartphones that protects corporate data in-transit by adding an additional layer of encryption to BBM.

Protecting data in-transit

BBM Protected is designed to provide full end-to-end message encryption from the time a BBM Protected user sends a message to when the recipient receives the message. It incorporates three layers of security. 

  • BBM Protected introduces a new layer of encryption to the existing BBM security model.
  • Messages between BBM Protected users are encrypted using a PGP like model. The sender and recipient have unique public/private encryption and signing keys.
  • These keys are generated on the device, by the FIPS 140-2 certified cryptographic library, and are controlled by the enterprise.
  • BBM and BlackBerry are not involved in brokering the key exchanges, so at no time are they stored within the BlackBerry infrastructure.
  • Each message uses a new random symmetric key for message encryption. 
  • A Triple DES 168-bit BBM scrambling key encrypts messages on the sender’s smartphone, and is used to authenticate and decrypt messages on the recipient’s phone. 
  • TLS encryption between the smartphone and the BBM infrastructure helps protect BBM messages from eavesdropping or manipulation.

Protecting data on the device

BBM Protected builds upon the proven BlackBerry security model, trusted by security conscious organizations around the world. The secure root of trust starts in hardware and extends up through software and application layers helping to protect BBM messages at all times when they are at rest on the device.


Improve employee productivity

Speed up communication, collaboration and sharing between employees with the speed, confidence and privacy loved by over 85 million BBM users worldwide.


Security made simple

All the added security offered by BBM Protected happens in the background. When a BBM Protected user sends a message, if the recipient is also a BBM Protected user then their conversation is automatically subject to the added level of encryption.


Single app for all
chats – inside and outside the company

Employees use the same BBM app to securely message colleagues inside the company as they do to chat with family and friends. And, they can chat securely and seamlessly with BBM Protected users at other companies too.


Designed for mobile. Built for speed.

BBM offers a better mobile experience than enterprise IM clients that originated on desktop. It’s built for action, allowing chats, group discussions, file sharing, and BBM Voice calls to happen with speed and mobility you can’t get over email.


Know when a
message is read

Employees can communicate confidently with delivery and read notifications that let them know the other person has received and actually saw their message.


Leverage your investment
with BlackBerry

BBM Protected is designed to offer the security benefits of a behind the firewall on-premise solution with the convenience benefits of a cloud solution.

Easy to deploy and manage

BBM Protected is added as an IT policy through the BES console you are using today. There’s no new hardware to purchase, no new servers to install, and no BlackBerry smartphone OS updates required. And with IT policy amalgamation, you can quickly add BBM Protected to existing IT policies.

Secure intercompany messaging comes built-in

Messages between BBM Protected users are automatically encrypted using the advanced public/private key pair–even if those users work in different companies, and all without any complex, costly federation required.

Powerful management and control

BBM Protected works with the logging and auditing capabilities available through BES today allowing you to meet regulatory and compliance requirements.

BBM Protected Requirements

Learn about the software, BBM version and BES version requirements.


Get BBM Protected today

Add enhanced enterprise grade encryption to the already secure BBM™ service with the first offering in the new eBBM™ Suite.

Download the BBM Protected whitepaper and watch the webcast.

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