More "Biz Cred" for the iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MTI, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Starting in 2010, the states of Nevada and Massachusetts will commence enforcing laws that require certain personal information to be encrypted if being transmitted electronically, including e-mail:

    A natural person’s first name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements, when the name and data elements are not encrypted: (1) Social security number, (2) Driver’s license number or identification card number, (3) Account number, credit card number or debit card number, in combination with any required security code, access code or password that would permit access to the person’s financial account.

    Several other states are anticipated to follow these new laws. The iPhone 3GS, along with some Blackberry models, already meet the new encryption security standards. Windows Mobile based phones do not.

    Businesses that conduct business within those states should be taking a look at the types of phones deployed in their workforce. Perhaps it's time to ask your boss to upgrade that company issued phone. ;)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That is interesting. Although, like Steve pointed in OS 2.0 release, I wouldn't trust RIM's answer to Corporate e-mail or encryption as all RIM devices have their data sent thru RIM's servers in Canada. Anyone working there or with access can look at your stuff, not good.

    Apple's is much more secure with a direct connection, eliminating the 3rd party and at the same time warding off a potential security breach.
     
  3. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Wrong.
    Corporate email is not sent through RIM's systems in Canada unless you contract them to do so.

    Every corporation can install and maintain their own BlackBerry Enterprise Server if they choose to.
    This keeps all the data in house.
     
  4. fredf macrumors 6502

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    One of the reasons that RIM is more popular among businesses is exactly because they security is superior. Cracking into their Waterloo facility is much more difficult.

    As the next writer says 'you're wrong'!
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Data is still routed thru their servers independently. (read: blackberry data outages)
     

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