BBM users can now communicate with their pairs "protectively" using the new BBM Protected for secure enterprise-class messaging.
As part of the eBBM suite, BBM Protected provides an enhanced security model for BBM messages sent between BlackBerry smartphones and is the only secure mobile instant messaging app that utilizes a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library.
BBM Protected allows employees to use the same app to securely message colleagues inside the company for work the same as they do to chat and share with family and friends outside the company.
BBM Protected also enables employees to chat securely with BBM Protected users at other companies and does not require users to be on the same BES server to communicate.
The current release of BBM Protected can be used for BlackBerry smartphones running BBOS 6.0 or later or BlackBerry 10 in Regulated mode. Versions of BBM Protected for BlackBerry 10 smartphones using BlackBerry Balance and iOS and Android devices is expected later in the year.