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    Newbie question about BES and RIM

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    Sorry for such a silly question but

    In a BES setup, is there any interfacing of any kind that takes place between a corporate BES network ( MS Exchange) and RIM's Blackberry network (in Canada)?

    In BIS there is some interfacing due to pushing of non corporate email (Yahoo!, POP or IMAP)

    Thanks

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    All email that reaches your BlackBerry goes through the BlackBerry Network before arriving on your BlackBerry. The network is a Global network - not limited to Canada.
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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Thank you.

    Does the same apply for non-emails? Synchronization between BB handheld and MS Exchange is direct and doesn't traverse the Blackberry network?

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    I'm pretty sure all wireless reconciliation and syncronization goes through or by way of the blackberry data network.

    What is your real question here? What is your concern?

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    I'm pretty sure all wireless reconciliation and syncronization goes through or by way of the blackberry data network.

    What is your real question here? What is your concern?

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    OOps - wrong reply!
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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by illuminati
    Thank you.

    Does the same apply for non-emails? Synchronization between BB handheld and MS Exchange is direct and doesn't traverse the Blackberry network?
    All Exchange data goes through the BlackBerry network. Only Internet (and apps that use it) and WAP traffic don't hit it.

    I believe even the BlackBerry Browser goes through BlackBerry's network (to get to your network).
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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    I'm pretty sure all wireless reconciliation and syncronization goes through or by way of the blackberry data network.

    What is your real question here? What is your concern?

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    Sorry, perhaps I should qualify the question a little.

    I have become the defacto BB nerd where I am at now and the powers that be are asking questions regarding the security of the network. "Is all communications between BB handheld and MS Exchange direct or does it go through an intermediate server? If it is not direct and it goes through a third server (Blackberry network) will there be a footprint/copy of emails or attachments that may remain on any intermidiate servers (on Blackberry network)?

    Again, thanks for any help.

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    The e-mail goes from the Exchange server to the BES installed at your company, then out over the wireless RIM infrastructure. If RIM has an outage, your BlackBerry gets no mail.

    I suppose there is the probability of some sort of footprint, but I won't pretend to know. I can offer that BlackBerry uses triple-DES encryption that makes it acceptable for use with most government agencies, and at my company it is the only device cleared by security to connect to our Exchange system wirelessly.

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by illuminati
    Sorry, perhaps I should qualify the question a little.

    I have become the defacto BB nerd where I am at now and the powers that be are asking questions regarding the security of the network. "Is all communications between BB handheld and MS Exchange direct or does it go through an intermediate server? If it is not direct and it goes through a third server (Blackberry network) will there be a footprint/copy of emails or attachments that may remain on any intermidiate servers (on Blackberry network)?

    Again, thanks for any help.

    The Exchange and the BES communicate to each other and the BES also stores information on the SQL Server. The BES has a connection to the BlackBerry infrastructure to send the BlackBerry encypted info and the BlackBerry infrastructure talks to the carriers networks.

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    Re: Newbie question about BES and RIM

    Thanks everyone for clearing it up for me. Greatly appreciated it.

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