1. DigitalMadness's Avatar
    With BB Balance, is it possible to do a security wipe on only the personal side or only the work side?
    04-08-15 03:27 PM
  2. jpvj's Avatar
    No.

    The Work space is encrypted and the key is protected with the password. If you remove the work account you remove the work space. The filesystem is however not wiped. I'm not that deep into the security but I would *assume* the encryption key is wiped when you remove the workspace. If this assumption is correct, all you can find is an encrypted filesystem and you would have to bruteforce the encryption key to recover the information.

    A security wipe will overwrite the storage containing the personal + work space completely.
    04-08-15 04:06 PM
  3. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    The administration of the BES managing the work partition can wipe the work partition before disconnecting the device from the BES without affecting the personal partition. This is one of the primary use cases for Balance and the"bring your own device" model.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    04-08-15 04:29 PM
  4. jpvj's Avatar
    The term is "Delete only work data". I doubt it does anything else than removing the Work account on the device.
    "Delete all device data" on the other hand initiates a wipe and returns the device to factory defaults.

    Delete only work data
    04-08-15 05:10 PM
  5. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    The term is "Delete only work data". I doubt it does anything else than removing the Work account on the device.
    "Delete all device data" on the other hand initiates a wipe and returns the device to factory defaults.

    Delete only work data
    I would have to look at the documentation to be 100% sure, but if it doesn't do a FIPS compliant deletion then Balance wouldn't be suitable for most government and a lot of business applications.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    04-08-15 06:31 PM
  6. DigitalMadness's Avatar
    I was hoping there was some easy way to remove the data from the personal side of my work phone.
    04-08-15 07:27 PM
  7. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    I was hoping there was some easy way to remove the data from the personal side of my work phone.
    Check with your BES IT support, but I would think that if you did a secure wipe on the personal partition it would just erase your personal data. In any case the BES should be able to replace any data in the work partition.

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    Last edited by Richard Buckley; 04-09-15 at 04:46 AM.
    04-08-15 08:47 PM
  8. jpvj's Avatar
    I would have to look at the documentation to be 100% sure, but if it doesn't do a FIPS compliant deletion then Balance wouldn't be suitable for most government and a lot of business applications.

    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    If the encryption key is deleted (wiped) there is only bruteforce left to recover the encryption key. As far I as know AES-256 encrypted data are still very, very hard to bruteforce.

    If you do a wipe only work data it takes very short time, so I doubt it overwrites (wipes) the storage device for work data.
    04-09-15 04:34 AM
  9. menshawy's Avatar
    With BB Balance, is it possible to do a security wipe on only the personal side or only the work side?
    No. Only the opposite. If you wipe your phone, you wipe it completely
    04-09-15 04:48 AM
  10. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    If the encryption key is deleted (wiped) there is only bruteforce left to recover the encryption key. As far I as know AES-256 encrypted data are still very, very hard to bruteforce.

    If you do a wipe only work data it takes very short time, so I doubt it overwrites (wipes) the storage device for work data.
    What you say is correct and makes sense.




    Z10STL100-3/10.3.1.2708 SR 10.3.1.1865
    04-09-15 04:50 AM

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