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The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server (BES) is a software platform that enables wireless handhelds to securely communicate with E-Mail and application servers behind a customer's firewall. First deployed in 1999, there are over 50,000 (need to get RIM current estimates) BES deployments worldwide. Each BES connects to the BlackBerry SRP Infrastructure via the Internet. These servers connect with approximately 8.5 million1 BlackBerry® smartphone users.

The Solution

The BES has achieved success by overcoming many challenges:
  • Easy to use E-Mail appliance
  • Management
  • Security
  • Fast
  • Scalable
  • Secure Application Gateway (MDS)
  • Tight integration with Microsoft Window and Exchange

Platforms Supported

  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Lotus Notes/Domino
  • Novel Groupwise

Supported Clients

  • Native BlackBerry
  • Other devices with BlackBerry Connect

See Also

How to determine BES version How to change BlackBerry Enterprise Server Password

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