Samsung and BlackBerry collaborate to improve security on Galaxy devices

By November 14th, 2014 AT 4:04 PM

During the ongoing BlackBerry Enterprise Event in San Francisco, BlackBerry has announced a strategic partnership BlackBerry . The deal will improve security on Galaxy devices by integrating BlackBerry’s newly announced BES12 security solution with Samsung’s KNOX.

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These new security related features can be accessed by customers starting early 2015. Samsung KNOX and BES12 will provide full fledge separation of business and personal data. The forthcoming security suite will also offer improvements that will address few Android-related unique security issues.

We share the goal to provide enterprises with the most secure mobility solutions through this partnership with BlackBerry. Samsung KNOX is focused on delivering secure mobility solutions to enterprises and, combined with BES12, we will offer more options for customers that need enhanced levels of security on Android devices.

– Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group at Samsung Electronics

The deal is profitable for both the companies as it will turn Samsung into a major player in the enterprise market, while BlackBerry can increase the reach of its BES12 security suite.

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Hahaha! Very funny. I remember Samsung taunting Blackberry with how KNOX is better than BB, sometime back. It’s funny to see that they have a partnership now.

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