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Version: 1.1

About DTEK

The DTEK by BlackBerry app is designed to help you monitor and control the level of security on your BlackBerry device.

Monitoring how apps access your info

The DTEK by BlackBerry app lets you see which third-party apps are using features on your device to access your info. Some apps must access your device features to work correctly. Other apps, though, might intentionally access features on your device without your knowledge.

DTEK monitors when a third-party app:

  • Takes a picture or a video using the camera
  • Reads, creates, edits, or deletes a contact
  • Accesses the location of your device
  • Sends a text message (SMS or MMS) from your device
  • Turns the microphone on or off on your device

From DTEK, you can view the details of when an app used a feature on your device to access your info. You can also view the app's permissions, stop the app from running, uninstall the app from your device, or set up notifications to monitor future access.

DTEK monitors third-party apps that you download or that your service provider pushes to your device. DTEK doesn't monitor preloaded apps or, if you use your device for work, apps that your administrator pushes to your device.

Evaluating the setup of security features on your device

The DTEK by BlackBerry app evaluates how or if you have set up security features on your device, including, for example, screen lock, factory reset protection, and remote device management.

DTEK assigns an overall security rating to your device along with a rating for each of the security features that it monitors. If a security feature receives a poor or fair rating, DTEK recommends how you can improve your security settings to achieve a better rating. You can improve the overall security rating for your device by adjusting the settings of individual security features on your device.

Security ratings

Security rating

Description

Image of the Excellent Security Rating icon

Your security settings are excellent. Your device and the data on your device have a low security risk.

Image of the Fair Security Rating icon

Your security settings are fair. Your device and the data on your device have a medium security risk.

DTEK by BlackBerry provides recommendations on how to improve your security rating.

Image of the Poor Security Rating icon

Your security settings are poor. Your device and the data on your device have a high security risk.

DTEK provides recommendations on how to improve your security rating.