RIM Unveils BlackBerry Protect Security App

    July 13, 2010
    Chris Crum

Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled a new security application for BlackBerry called BlackBerry Protect. The product allows users to wirelessly backup, restore, and locate their BlackBerry smartphones.

BlackBerry Protect comes equipped with remote device wipe, remote device lock, a "lost and found" screen, the ability to locate the device on a map, remote activation of the loud ringer.

BlackBerry Protect

BlackBerry Protect - Activate Loud Ring

BlackBerry Protect is currently in beta status, and will be launched in limited beta later this week through the BlackBerry Beta Zone and invite codes.

RIM has more screenshots, as well as a walkthrough of how to use the product here. You can sign up for Beta Zone here.