One of the biggest features of the BlackBerry and a major reason why it sits on top of the smartphone industry in the corporate world is security. If you ask IT managers that have standardized on the BlackBerry platform for the reasons why, they almost certainly will list security as one of them. A big question, however, is how many companies that have standardized on the BlackBerry are talking the necessary steps to make sure that their BlackBerry installations are as secure as the should be?

According to testing by Internet consultancy NTA Monitor, organizations are failing to ensure the smart phone devices are locked down.

BlackBerry architecture can be insecure if no firewalls are used to separate the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) router component from the central BES server on the internal network. If the BES is compromised and there is no separation of the BES router, it can lead to the whole network becoming insecure.