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RIM Releases BlackBerry Mobile Fusion 6 Service Pack 2

The latest version includes updates for Universal Device Service that enable access protection of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and add deployment easements and administrative console improvements. By Admin

Mobile device maker Research in Motion (RIM) has release BlackBerry Mobile Fusion 6 Service Pack 2 with updates for Universal Device Service.

With Universal Device Service 6.2, SMBs gain features for securely managing their iOS and Android devices. In addition, the updates enable IT administrators to protect access to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and add deployment easements and administrative console improvements.

Features of the Universal Device Service 6.2 include:

  • Exchange ActiveSync Gatekeeping - SMBs gain the ability to limit access to Exchange ActiveSync to managed and compliant devices.
  • Proxy Server Support - SMBs are able to deploy the Universal Device Service in their existing IT infrastructure.
  • SCEP Proxy for Certificate Provisioning - Improved security and user experiences are enabled via certificate-based authentication and provision of certificates for devices without the need to expose SCEP to the Internet.
  • Android Support Via Motorola EDM - The Universal Device Service configures the native PIM client on devices that support Motorola Enterprise Device Management.
  • Automated Compliance Action Assignments - Administrators gain flexibility in assigning measures to be taken by the system for jailbreaking and app incompliance.
  • Exchange ActiveSync Gatekeeping - IT admins gain access to Exchange ActiveSync by devices through the integration with Microsoft Exchange servers. In the Universal Device Service console, administrators are provided with information about devices that have been granted access or have been blocked from accessing Exchange ActiveSync. Universal Device Service also checks the compliance of managed devices and can use this information to block incompliant devices.  
  • Cross-Platform Device Management - As an element of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, cross-platform management for BlackBerry devices is provided, along with devices running the iOS and Android operating systems. Administrators can manage devices via a BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio console.
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