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IT policies

You can use IT policies to manage the security and behavior of devices in your organization. An IT policy is a set of rules that control features and functionality on devices. You can configure rules for BlackBerry 10, iOS, OS X, Android, and Windows devices in the same IT policy. The device OS determines the list of features that can be controlled using IT policies and the device activation type determines which rules in an IT policy apply to a specific device. Devices ignore rules in an IT policy that to not apply to them.

BES12 includes a Default IT policy with preconfigured rules for each device type. If no IT policy is assigned to a user account, a user group that a user belongs to, or a device group that a user's devices belong to, BES12 sends the Default IT policy to a user's devices. BES12 automatically sends an IT policy to a device when a user activates it, when you update an assigned IT policy, or when a different IT policy is assigned to a user account or device.

For more information about the IT policy rules for each device type, download the Policy Reference Spreadsheet at