Samsung-BlackBerry together to support KNOX and BES 12 starting 2015

Samsung will resell BES12 to joint customers and BlackBerry will offer KNOX support as part of the Gold family of BES12.

By: Tech Desk | Waterloo | Published: November 14, 2014 3:17:22 pm
Samsung-BlackBerry together to support KNOX and BES 12 starting 2015 Samsung will resell BES12 to joint customers and BlackBerry will offer KNOX support as part of the Gold family of BES12.

In an attempt to boost enterprise adoption of Samsung Galaxy devices, the Korean smartphone maker has announced a startegic parternership with BlackBerry. Early next year, enterprise customers will have a new choice: a new secure solution that brings together BES12, a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry, with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that are embedded with Samsung KNOX.

“BlackBerry and Samsung’s creation of an integrated enterprise solution for Android makes sense,” said Bloomberg Head of Enterprise Mobility, Chris Behringer. “Security is a top priority for us, and this combined offering provides a new versatile option to the marketplace.” Working together, the companies can now offer enterprises with a new mobility management option.

What’s the deal?

An integrated solution that brings together the secure connectivity and device, applications and data management capabilities BlackBerry with the security features embedded in Samsung Galaxy devices.

Android security enhancements that reduce threats that bypass application security mechanisms while minimizing damage from flawed applications.

Complete separation of business and personal data for corporate security and employee privacy.

A series of core security enhancements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps.

In early 2015. Samsung will resell BES12 to joint customers and BlackBerry will offer KNOX support as part of the Gold family of BES12 subscriptions. Pricing will be announced upon availability.

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