PGP Corporation announced an alliance with Research In Motion (RIM) that will expand existing compatibility between PGP Universal and BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The companies say they are working together to provide seamless integration for customers deploying both enterprise-wide PGP Universal email security and the BlackBerry wireless platform.
"For many customers, BlackBerry has become an important part of the enterprise email infrastructure," said Phillip Dunkelberger, president and CEO of PGP Corporation. "This alliance with RIM reflects our commitment to support all protocols, email standards and platforms required to achieve universal enterprise email security and policy compliance."
With compatibility between BlackBerry Enterprise Server and gateway deployments of PGP Universal, customers using the S/MIME (Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Support Package for BlackBerry can now load X.509 certificates into the PGP Universal Server to achieve automatic email encryption, decryption, digital signatures and policy enforcement for BlackBerry users in the gateway. PGP Corporation and RIM are developing a joint configuration guide to help enterprises successfully deploy PGP Universal and BlackBerry Enterprise Server in complex network environments.