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Vpn Capability on Blackberry Storm

Does anyone know if the new Blackberry Storm on the Verizon network has VPN functionaility built in?

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ALogvinCommented:
You will have to elaborate on what you mean by VPN. Since BlackBerry devices on enterprise servers are encrypted between the server and device, my BB device is effectivly VPN'd 24/7 to my network. I can visit internal websites and use remote access software with no issue.
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harrywilsAuthor Commented:
We do not use the BES for our BlackBerry devices so I am interested in knowing if the device comes with some type of IPSEC or PTP or PPTP capable VPN functionality so I can connect to my network through the firewall.

As the IT guy in a small company I would like to have access to my network via the device for troubleshooting purposes. Our sales team just uses the devices for e-mail and messaging purposes (and yes, also as a phone) . If you happen to know of any third party VPN software (in case it is not already available on the Storm) you would recommend I would be grateful for that info.

We use a Symantec Series 1600 firewall and I know they have a mobile version of their VPN client but I am not sure if it will work with the Storm. BTW, I found the Storm User Guide online  and did not see any mention of a VPN. Thank you for your help.
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harrywilsAuthor Commented:
A colleague of mine has suggested the following link as containing software to provide network connectivity over BlackBerry devices if one is not using a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. I have not tested it. http://www.rdmplus.com/




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dnevnikCommented:
2 ALogvin:  What type of VPN Gateway are you using to access internal network from Blackberry? There is no Cisco ASA in the Blackberry VPN client list. Should Cisco Secure PIX or 3000 Series to be used?
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harrywilsAuthor Commented:

The RDM software did not function properly on the BB Storm so
I have yet to find the proper software although RDM says
they are comin out with a BB Storm compatible version
of a VNC type app in the next couple of months
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ALogvinCommented:
I'm not using a VPN Gateway. A BES server acts as a gateway for your deivce for you. I do use Rove Mobile Admin to do most of my admin functions and RPD functionality though.

I have given up on the storm since this ticket ;)
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dnevnikCommented:
2 ALogvin: Rove is a tool for admin and requires additional software installation. But I'm looking for a solution to get ordinary users to access BES services (at least mail and calendaring) from the areas where there is no GPRS/3G or any mobile coverage or no GPRS/3G roaming, but access to Wi-Fi is available.

New 9000/8900 has VPN clients onboard, but I could not find the proper way to configure it to access my network.
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