Feeds

RIM ships Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0

Device management tweaks and more

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Research in Motion (RIM) has released version 4.0 of its enterprise-oriented server push email software.

Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0 focus on improving IT departments' ability to manage and monitor mobile device assets, primarily through centralised application installation and data-push controls.

RIM also touted BES 4's improved application development tools through a new Java Development Environment that supports J2ME along with new web browser and telephony APIs.

Server-to-device traffic can now be protected using AES encryption, as can data and passwords on the device itself. Device lock and wipe commands can be issued wirelessly. Handhelds can also be synchronised with a desktop PC wirelessly.

End users will see faster web browsing, the company claimed, now that BES supports web page queuing, to grab requested sites even if the client temporarily loses network coverage. The server software will now forward JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and PNG files to mobile devices. It will also track changes made to email attachments.

RIM has added simultaneous searching across the Blackberry's PIM applications, and added a number of extra fields and categories to the address book, memo pad and task apps. Incoming appointment suggestions can now be accepted provisionally for later confirmation. Users now get a speed dial function.

BES 4 runs alongside IBM's Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange and costs $3999 for a 20-user licence, or $2999 for a single-user licence, on a one-off basis. Extra users cost from $99 a seat. Existing users are advised to contact RIM for upgrade pricing. ®

Related stories

RIM takes active-user total to 2m
RIM signs BT to sell Blackberry
RIM rises as PalmOne slides in Euro device market
Vodafone to bring Blackberry 'Charm' to Europe
RIM 7100t to 'charm' mobile phone fans
Nokia calls up RIM, again
Mac OS X gets Blackberry sync support
Siemens touts Blackberry-based business phone
Nokia to bring Good push email to business phones
Sproqit readies real-time PC-to-PDA remote access

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet
Microsoft will move its own IT to the cloud to avoid $200m server bill
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?
How surgery might be making cancer prognoses worse
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?