BlackBerry is the pioneer of enterprise-level security services and everyone agrees to the obvious. For the first time, a direct competitor has decided to join hands with the Canadian enterprise specialist. And we’re talking about none other than Samsung.
The Korean-based brand has slogged itself into getting the right balance for its own version of enterprise-security on smart devices called Knox but the response hasn’t matched up to their expectations. That is where BlackBerry (BB) has come on board with Samsung to offer an extra layer of enterprise security on the popular Galaxy series of smartphone and tablets.
Making the announcement at its BES12 event in San Francisco, BB talked up the prospect of shielding Samsung’s Knox service with an added layer of protection for Android devices. This arrangement, ensures that malicious apps wrecking the durability of your device become a thing of the past. In addition to that, BB’s expertise in keeping work and personal data separate and secured, will also be put into practice.
So has Samsung given up on its Knox security feature? Well not really. If anything is to be taken away from this arrangement, we’ll say that Samsung might end up benefiting from BB’s well services inputs. BlackBerry on the other hand shows up at right place, right time to take advantage of Samsung’s misgiving and thrive on improving Android’s security to a higher level, ensuring repeated data mishaps on the open-source platform goes away for the good.
What we’d like BlackBerry to do is, create a cross-platform ecosystem that aids in improving the security standards of mobility devices across the industry.