Disable Blackberry Browser via IT Policy

So you have a Blackberry Enterprise Server running version 5, and you want to disable the Blackberry Browser and force all users, or maybe just a few, to use the Internet Browser instead. Why would you want to do this? Well the Blackberry browser routes the handheld’s browser traffic through your BES, then out to the internet. The PRO’s of this are that it allows you to give access to internal web applications/sites to handheld users without needing to open your security. Well if you don’t host internal sites/apps this is one extra hop for your BES devices which may cause some delays for users attempting to browse the internet. Disable it by following the instructions found at Experts Exchange.

 Browser

RuleValueDescription
Allow IBS Browser YesSpecify whether the Internet Browsing Service (IBS) browser icon appears on the BlackBerry device when the service provider provisions the IBS browser and the appropriate service books are present.

Set this rule to No to hide the IBS browser icon.

If you do not set this rule, a default value of Yes will be used.

This rule applies only to Java-based BlackBerry devices version 4.0.0 and higher.

 Global

RuleValueDescription
Allow Browser NoSpecify whether the user can use the BlackBerry Browser included on the BlackBerry device.

Set this rule to No to hide the BlackBerry Browser icon on the BlackBerry device.

If you do not set this rule, a default value of Yes will be used.

This rule applies to Java-based BlackBerry devices version 3.6.0 and higher, and 85x/95x BlackBerry devices version 2.5.0 and higher.


 MDS Integration Service

RuleValueDescription
Disable MDS Runtime YesSpecify whether to disable the BlackBerry MDS Runtime on the BlackBerry device.

Set this rule to Yes to prevent the BlackBerry device user from activating the BlackBerry MDS Runtime.

If you do not set this rule, a default value of No will be used.

This rule applies only to Java-based BlackBerry devices version 4.0.0 and higher.



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