BlackBerry Connect is an enterprise instant message (IM) and presence application that improves communication and collaboration while simultaneously protecting corporate data and respecting employee privacy. BlackBerry Connect extends corporate instant messaging platforms like Microsoft Lync, OCS and Sametime to market leading mobile devices without requiring a VPN, firewall holes or servers in the DMZ. It provides instant messaging, presence, and corporate directory lookup from an easy-to-use interface.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The BlackBerry Connect application requires BlackBerry Connect Server v2.1 back-end software. It will not work with earlier versions of BlackBerry Connect Server. Please contact your IT administrator for a username and access key.
End User Features:
Keep personal contacts and IMs private
View colleagues' real-time availability via presence
Select the best way to communicate - IM, email*, or a phone call
Receive message alerts and notifications, even when the app is in the background
Search corporate directory for a contact
Manage multiple chats in conversation view
View contacts by groups and favorites
Search conversation history, even in offline or airplane mode
Set presence status and personal message
Set alert and away preferences
Protect corporate data in motion and at rest with military-grade encryption
Secure the corporate network by not requiring firewall holes or servers in the DMZ
Configure granular security policies such as strong password requirements
Prevent data leakage by disabling cut/copy/paste and separating work and personal contacts
Remote lock or wipe corporate data while preserving personal information
Detect and prevent jailbroken devices from connecting to the corporate network
Integrates with other BlackBerry mobile collaboration solutions, providing seamless and secure end-to-end business workflow
IT-controlled disclaimer at the top of each new conversation (received or sent)
Save IM conversations to users' Conversation History folder on Exchange for later access, management, retention, deletion (requires Microsoft Lync 2010)
Note: BlackBerry Connect supports Android devices running Android OS 6.0 or later.