Contains the classes that define IT Policy functionality.
||Provides access to the IT policy database.
Package net.rim.device.api.itpolicy Description
Contains the classes that define IT Policy functionality. IT policies enable system administrators to customize the features that are common to all BlackBerry handheld users on a given BlackBerry Enterprise Server, such as password details and convenience settings like mail forwarding options and browser settings. IT policies provide an efficient method for managing many different users simultaneously.
With wireless IT policy, custom settings can be enacted from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and immediately enforced on C++-based BlackBerry handhelds with handheld software version 2.5 or later and Java-based BlackBerry handhelds with handheld software version 3.6 or later.
Using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, system administrators can set specific IT policies to define how users use the security settings that are included on BlackBerry handhelds and in the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
- IT policies for security: The BlackBerry solution offers users many different security settings for the BlackBerry handheld and BlackBerry Desktop Manager. All BlackBerry user security settings can be defined by the system administrators. For example, administrators can set password settings such as whether or not a password is required, the length of time that a password can exist before it becomes invalid, as well the length and composition of a password. In addition, encryption key details can be specified using an IT policy.
- Wireless policy deployment: All IT policies, including security settings, can be immediately applied using wireless delivery methods. This innovative feature is extremely important, because many handheld users are mobile workers who rarely synchronize their handhelds with the enterprise network. To accomplish wireless delivery of new policies, and immediate user adoption, IT policy settings are automatically written to the user configurations. To verify that the settings are always current, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server periodically transmits handheld settings to the handheld wirelessly.
- Continuous updating of IT policies: All IT policies, including security settings, are updated on a regular basis. The BlackBerry Desktop Manager is updated each time that the software is online. The BlackBerry handheld is updated each time that the handheld is connected to the PC, as well as periodically through wireless policy deployment. With continuous updating, BlackBerry users quickly adopt new IT policies, including security settings.
- Group policies: The IT policy feature enables a system administrator to create group specific policy settings. For example, a system administrator can create different policies for executives, and assign each executive to the group policy.
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