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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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I was just informed today that the company I work for no longer allows corporate email for employees with their own personal devices. So, I have to give up my beloved iPhone for a Blackberry.

Before the change happens, I'm thinking I might want to try and convince the powers that be that my iPhone is just as secure a device as a Blackberry....the old College try as it were.

However, my knowledge in this regard is somewhat limited so I'm turning to you guys for some arguments that I might be able to present to them. The corporate email works on MS Exchange 2007. I know that my device can be wiped remotely using Exchange. In addition to this I have MobileMe which would allow me to both locate a stolen device and wipe it as well.

Any other suggestions to help me make my case would be appreciated.

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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Oops...created thread in wrong section. Should be in iOS.
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If properly set up, the enterprise can set up an encryption key that protects their mail from the rest of your system. They'll have to invest in the effort of setting that up though. With that, the Email part would be almost as secure as a blackberry. Hmm. Just thought of something. Are they using BES or BIS (Internal vs carrier) management? If BIS, there's likely little difference in security. If BES, you're going to have a hard time with the convincing. For a corporation using BES and properly managing their devices, it's simply a system that can't be beat with what Apple offers today.

You might be able to convince them that iPhone is secure enough, but I don't think you can convince them that it is just as secure. Not if they know their stuff.

There's indications of Apple stepping up their security program, but RIM got it right years ago.
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I know that the company was considering deploying iPhones in the field a few months back.

I'd say they're using BES though, so I might be SOL.
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