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EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

EERM will not initialize or detect a Blackberry Storm, Sprint Treo, and other smartphones? I thought that EERM detects all removable media regardless if a drive letter is assigned or not. The memory or media SD card on a BB Storm is not detected by EERM. I can still write files and folders to these phones. These phones are listed under Other devices in Windows Explorer and a drive letter is not assigned. How can I make these phones read only when EERM will not work? I already have Make unprotected files and folders Read-Only (when used with EEFF). I cannot implement Device Control at this point.

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

Well I just learned that if you change the Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected to Yes than EERM will initialize and attempt protection of the device. I have not found this option yet on the Sprint Treos.

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

Probably answering my own question but I will have to implement Endpoint Encryption for Mobile to protect Sprint Treos and Windows Mobile devices.

Will this be a feature in EE v6.1.x? Or is this a protection under Device Control?

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

not sure what your question is - do you want to prevent attachment of them (device control), encrypt data on them natively (EEMO), or encrypt the storage on them when plugged into a PC (EERM)?

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

I want to encrypt the storage on them when plugged into a PC (EERM). Both memory and SD memory cards.

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

Correction. Forcing encryption on BlackBerries and other Smartphone/PDAs is a bad idea for my organization. I would like EERM to make these devices Read Only if the user decides not to encrypt.

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

That's already supported though in EERM - as long as the device presents itself as removable storage, all the normal EERM policies are available?

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Re: EERM will not protect a Blackberry Storm or Sprint Treo?

Unfortunately the devices are recognized by Windows under Other or Portable Devices. It is not recognized as a device with removable storage but I can still access the memory/media card. I can write files to the device without the intervention of EEFF and EERM. I guess the only choice is have the user Encrypt (or self-extract) the files and folders before placing them on these devices.

Guess I will have to implement EE for Mobile for the Windows Smartphones and Device Control for the BlackBerries/MP3s.

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