01-31-2013 09:52 PM
BlackBerry, please support consumer grade VPNs. Right now the playbook and BB10 only support VPN protocalls found in enterprise services. Your customers would like privacy and data security too. You create the most secure smartphones but you impose massive barriers to entry for your customers to secure their out/inboud traffic which makes our webtraffic available to anyone who wants access to it. This defeats the purpose of a secure device.
Popular paid vpn sites like strongvpn.com, privateinternetaccess.com, and ipvanish.com (to name very few) support all desktop and mobile operating systems, except Blackberry, by offering services via standard VPN protocalls.
Please, company formally known as RIM, add more VPN protocalls.
02-02-2013 12:34 AM
02-02-2013 10:12 PM - edited 02-03-2013 09:57 PM
Really? How do you set up commercial PPTP or L2TP IPSec services then? You realize BB10 devices have the same VPN options as the Playbook right? Why is it strongvpn, a provider that supports L2TP IPSec, lists the blackberry Playbook explicitly as "unsupported" if, according to you, the playbook supports the standard?
From here, it's looking like you are the one with the "unfactual rant".
PS: The post that is up first isn't the crosspost.
EDIT: So, there was another post made after mine in the other forum on the same topic. Might as well link to that thread so discussion can happen there: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-
03-02-2013 06:07 AM
Don't wish to be perceived as a spammer but to answer your question, and in Blackberry's defense (as we are excited Blackberry is opening things up so we can deliver VPN service for Blackberry users) we, WiTopia https://www.witopia.net, fully support BB10 and Playbook globally on hundreds of servers in 65 cities/41 countries using "Cisco" IPsec.
IPsec is a wonderful protocol and the optimal one to lead with until Blackberry opens up the others. IPsec is speedy, much more secure (AES 256-bit encryption), and stable...but hard to deploy correctly.
Most VPN providers don't offer it because it is such a complex protocol and you can't use off-the-shelf Windows servers but need seriosu geek-cred to deploy correctly and scale. We predate all the others in consumer VPN category (we launched personalVPN™ in March 2005 and have deployed VPNs since mid-90's at UUNET) so we're OG's in the space.
Here are our instructions if you want to peruse: https://www.witopia.net/support/setting-up-and-usi