1. rashkov's Avatar
    No matter what are the reasons, but it is simple option for remote office connection. iOS have it. I feel we deserve the option too.
    Any news?

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    07-19-14 03:40 PM
  2. senel's Avatar
    Nope.

    Michael Clewey said about more than 6 months ago that PPTP and OpenVNP is coming. About month or so he mentioned on Twitter that implementing this is not priority, so this features are NOT coming to 10.3 and 10.3.1.

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    07-19-14 03:43 PM
  3. rashkov's Avatar
    Bad news! I feel that the connectivity features are the most important thing for a mobile device. Many updates to useless elements, but no PPTP protocol.
    Very disappointed!

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    07-19-14 03:52 PM
  4. anon5645485's Avatar
    Given how bad PPTP is, I wouldn't even bother implementing it and would just stick to L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN. Doesn't BES offer VPN functionality as well ? If so, then I'm pretty sure that would make implementing PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN a lower priority for BB. But I really looking forward to having OpenVPN. I've been waiting for it since I got my Z10 over a year ago.
    07-19-14 03:54 PM
  5. Alberto8's Avatar
    PPTP has been compromised. It's not considered secure. Please don't use it anymore.

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    07-19-14 05:15 PM
  6. skycor's Avatar
    PPTP vpn may have security issues, but many workplaces still use it (including my own) and have no interest in changing to another vpn.
    Not having access to pptp vpn may make many of us consider leaving BlackBerry when it is time to change phones.......

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    07-22-14 11:07 AM
  7. Dr Rose's Avatar
    Although blackberry doesn't support very common VPN protocols like PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN, you can still connect to the VPN by Microsoft IKEV2 protcol which is more secure than pptp as well.
    The following visual tutorial could give you better idea of how set it up on blackberry:
    www.purevpn.com/config/blackberry/
    07-28-14 09:52 AM
  8. skycor's Avatar
    Although blackberry doesn't support very common VPN protocols like PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN, you can still connect to the VPN by Microsoft IKEV2 protcol which is more secure than pptp as well.
    The following visual tutorial could give you better idea of how set it up on blackberry:
    www.purevpn.com/config/blackberry/
    My workplace VPN is pptp, would it be possible to connect with the setup described above?

    Thanks

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    07-28-14 11:50 AM
  9. senel's Avatar
    My workplace VPN is pptp, would it be possible to connect with the setup described above?

    Thanks

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    Nope. Olny way is to convince somebody from your office to switch to other VPN platform.

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    07-29-14 03:32 AM
  10. TheFreeCat's Avatar
    Don't use PPTP. BlackBerry has other secure and reliable VPN protocols
    08-24-14 10:10 PM
  11. skycor's Avatar
    Don't use PPTP. BlackBerry has other secure and reliable VPN protocols
    That may be true, but a lot if workplaces (mine included) only use PPTP and have no interest in changing or adding another type.
    To connect to my workplace I can use almost any other phone or tablet other than BlackBerry ...
    But when you love your BB you don't want to change phones, you want to add that function to your BB.


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    08-26-14 04:33 PM
  12. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    That may be true, but a lot if workplaces (mine included) only use PPTP and have no interest in changing or adding another type.
    To connect to my workplace I can use almost any other phone or tablet other than BlackBerry ...
    But when you love your BB you don't want to change phones, you want to add that function to your BB.


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    That may be true, but why does your company use a VPN? Do they lock the doors? Would they use locks that are known to be easily picked? BlackBerry has a reputation for security. If you have read any of the security related posts on CB you know how quickly people will criticize them even for made up or imaginary problems. What do you think would happen if BlackBerry implemented a known weak "security" protocol?

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    08-26-14 04:59 PM
  13. bermie2000's Avatar
    That may be true, but why does your company use a VPN? Do they lock the doors? Would they use locks that are known to be easily picked? BlackBerry has a reputation for security. If you have read any of the security related posts on CB you know how quickly people will criticize them even for made up or imaginary problems. What do you think would happen if BlackBerry implemented a known weak "security" protocol?

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    My workplace uses it too... and this is for a nationwide company. You can argue with IT until they are blue in the face, but they have no desire whatsoever to change their format. (Our login is a bit different anyway.. we have to VPN into the company's servers, then remote login into our respective computers or virtual computer, so it's two layer to get through). Because of this, my Playbook is gathering dust while I had to purchase an iPad and have to carry the iPad (or even my old measly iPod touch could do this!) with me everywhere I go, in addition to my BB, JUST to be able to log into the company server.

    I understand it's the least secure VPN .. however, the fact that it's available on every other device indicates they should at least make it available, with a disclaimer. They allow you to connect to unsecured WiFi networks, so they should allow this and can indicate they don't endorse it.
    08-28-14 10:06 AM
  14. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    My workplace uses it too... and this is for a nationwide company. You can argue with IT until they are blue in the face, but they have no desire whatsoever to change their format. (Our login is a bit different anyway.. we have to VPN into the company's servers, then remote login into our respective computers or virtual computer, so it's two layer to get through). Because of this, my Playbook is gathering dust while I had to purchase an iPad and have to carry the iPad (or even my old measly iPod touch could do this!) with me everywhere I go, in addition to my BB, JUST to be able to log into the company server.

    I understand it's the least secure VPN .. however, the fact that it's available on every other device indicates they should at least make it available, with a disclaimer. They allow you to connect to unsecured WiFi networks, so they should allow this and can indicate they don't endorse it.
    That is an interesting point of view, but it does not seem that BlackBerry shares your opinion. I don't share it, but there are people who are even less forgiving than I am. I had a discussion on CB with someone who held BlackBerry responsible for bugs found in OpenSSL, even though BlackBerry supplied much better cryptography, and made it so developers could use the OpenSSL API to access BlackBerry cryptography. At the time BlackBerry included OpenSSL in BB10 no one knew how bad it was. Everyone knows, or is ignoring, how bad PPTP and friends are.

    And you can't really say that they could publish a disclaimer. Look at how many people believed, and how many still believe, that BIS was encrypted. RIM was very clear that it wasn't.

    But you are in good company. Most people want what they want and don't care what the impact is on others. Lots of platforms cater to those desires. One of the main reasons I use BlackBerry is that they don't.

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    08-28-14 05:25 PM
  15. frozenflame1988's Avatar
    Hope BlackBerry will make it works soon cuz also my company use it, now I'm forced to use 2 phones BlackBerry and iphone cuz BlackBerry doesn't support it.

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    09-25-14 03:46 AM

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