New Delhi: In the wake of the Freak attacks and resulting concerns about digital privacy, BlackBerry has decided to offer a secure server for its BBM enterprise users across platforms to exchange messages through a new IM service.
The BBM Protected for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry phones 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.
A report on PhoneArena stated that the service allows BBM Protected customers to have secure chats with non-BlackBerry Protected workers at other companies, or with customers.
If you are a BBM Protected subscriber and want to IM someone without the service, that user simply needs to download and install the free version of BBM for their BlackBerry, iOS, or Android phone.
BBM Protected is available for BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, iPhone, and Android devices, and no BES is required.