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Content Protection on a BES why?
I am running a BES and some of the VPs think we need to enable content protection. I'm trying to build a case against it because I know being on the BES our devices are secure. I force a password with a certain length and give five attempts to unlock it. After that the device wipes. We also use MDS and tunnel all traffic through it. I can argue that content protection will slow the devices down and cause more problems with impatient users. Any thoughts, suggestions? Thanks.
We normally recommend content protection as it helps protecting stolen devices. You can compare that to harddisk encryption. If a device gets stolen and someone connects your memory to a different device all your e-mails, calendar data and documents can be read.
So, it depends a bit on which industry you are working in, I would definitely recommend content protection for banks and insurances. In general, when confidatial data is stored on the BB, content protection is the way to protect it.
I don't really see slowdown in performance (we are using Bolds). Only shortly after activation, you get a message for about 3 minutes saying that content protection is being enabled, but that's a one off.
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