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Samsung turns to BlackBerry to enhance Android security

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Samsung turns to BlackBerry to enhance Android security

Samsung and BlackBerry today announced that BES12 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12) would be integrated with Samsung’s KNOX security platform on Galaxy smartphones and tablets starting early 2015. This will allow Samsung to provide enterprises with a more secure mobility solution for Android.

Combined, Samsung KNOX and BES12 offer many benefits, including various security enhancements, an improved user experience, and total separation of personal and business data (to ensure employee privacy and corporate security). You can find more details about the deal at the source links below.

Last month, a report claimed that Samsung KNOX was rather easy to hack. Moreover, earlier this year, BlackBerry CEO John Chen also suggested that KNOX wasn’t secure enough to truly protect Android. It seems that Samsung took note of that, now that it has partnered with the Canadian company.

Apart from being new partners when it comes to mobile security, Samsung and BlackBerry are competitors in the smartphone market, with the Korean giant being one of the manufacturers that are responsible (we’re not sure if this is the right word) for BlackBerry’s declining market share in the last years.

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posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:05 13

1. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Good To see both of the world working together

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:43 4

13. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


s**t just got real

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:58 2

19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Kudos to both :)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:16 3

2. rowdysheeter (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


in return, samsung, teach them how to produce enough handsets pls. (Still waiting for my passport :()

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:23 10

3. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1116; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The reason for there being such low inventory is that Blackberry didn't expect the kind of demand they received. They had a bet that the device would be successful, but didn't want to go ahead and create a bunch of headsets that may or may not have sold based on a bet. Look at Amazon with their Fire smartphone: they thought it was going to be a success and created so many of them that now they have warehouses with a good amount of stock that isn't moving. If I remember correctly, Amazon took over a million dollar hit because of that. It was smart for Blackberry to play it safe especially considering it was their first real signature device since restructuring.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:12

11. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2155; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I don't know where you are, but the BB U.S. store had stock Monday night ($599!), so I ordered one with the leather folio and it will be here tomorrow.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:50 3

14. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1611; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


BlackBerry's part of the deal is to teach Samsung how to build QUALITY handsets.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:00 4

17. iushnt (Posts: 1558; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Note 4?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 22:07

20. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Compare Note 4's build quality with Passport and you ll get what he means to say

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 22:58 1

21. sipha (Posts: 434; Member since: 12 May 2012)


What are you talking about??

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 00:08 2

22. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


yeah a phone with a 1:1 screen and over 9cms wide? man this is an ipad mini with a 4.5 screen, I guess we know why one is bankrupt and the other is doing okay

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 00:13

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If you're going to bash, at least come with correct information. BlackBerry is not bankrupt, or anywhere near it, with 3.1 billion in the bank.

The only thing you did here was make yourself look like an uninformed troll.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 01:39 2

24. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


hahahahahaha I'm glad they still can survive with that 0.1 something market share. glad samsung is feeding their kids now.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 02:23 1

25. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Their market share is only that low in the consumer market, which BlackBerry could care less about. In the enterprise market, the have 60% market share. More than anyone, INCLUDING Samsung.

It really is a shame how trolls like you know so little.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 06:58 1

28. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


60% market share in enterprise? It's 10 years ago statistic. Right now maybe only around 2%

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 16:03

32. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


60% market share in enterprise is a 2014 statistic. Your lack of knowledge about BlackBerry grows with each post you make.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 17:27 2

36. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You're such an uninformed idiot.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:56

29. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1611; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Why do you bother feeding the trolls? Let them grow out of their braces and pimples, get jobs at McDonald's and get laid by humans. Maybe then they'll get it.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 09:41 1

39. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


hahahahahhha. hell yeah. popular with the old dudes. btw post me some links about your precious info about a no-one-cares-about company. I want to be educated. like we give a shush about blackfarrty

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 11:00

41. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Lmao! You're so uninformed it's sad. If you don't care, why should I bother to post a troll like you any links?

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 10:31

30. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Dude dimensions has nothing to do with build quality anyways XD

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 09:41 1

40. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


oh XD but who would buy a phone with tablet dimensions XD

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 11:04

42. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


But its dimensions are exactly of an actual passport

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:29 13

4. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


BlackBerry is refusing to die.. Kudos! Keep it up. Until your back in black.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:19 4

9. GreenZone (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)


Zombie lives forever

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:40 9

10. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Apparently, so do trolls like you.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 06:55

26. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


I think it's already too late. With this deal, who really want to buy BB device.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:31 5

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


When you want the best in security, you turn to BlackBerry. Even industry heavyweights like Samsung realize this. This can prove to be very lucrative for BlackBerry.

This could be the start of many an Android manufacturer turning to BlackBerry for aid with making secure handsets, unless this is an exclusive deal. This is great news for both parties involved.

It's always good to see OEM's that compete in one aspect(although, BlackBerry isn't really competing with Android at this time)come together to create something spectacular. I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labor.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:54 1

16. jroc74 (Posts: 5995; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like I have always said....BB is a beast for security. Even that one lil blip that happened recently...its almost forgotten. So much so I dont even know what to type to even search for the article...lol.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 06:57 1

27. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Well, BB gives samsung an offer that samsung can't refuse. Samsung doesn't need to pay a single dime, got a headline news, but got a cut if any of samsung user use the BES12. It's a win for samsung, but we really need to see if this a win for BB, as this moves will make BB market share drop from 0.5% to 0.05%

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 16:11

33. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You really don't know what you're talking about, do you? You think this deal with Samsung is about BlackBerry selling handsets? You think handsets are the most important aspect of BlackBerry? It's their software, you uninformed troll. BlackBerry's software is what's going to bring in the big bucks for them. With every handset that Samsung sells with BlackBerry's security software on it, BlackBerry gets a cut. Samsung will also be reselling BlackBerry's BES 12. More money for BlackBerry. You think BlackBerry would enter into a partnership like this and not get paid? You think BlackBerry needs handsets to make money in the long term? You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. This is a win for BlackBerry as well.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 17:09 2

34. ablopez (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


MG,
Don't bother with SaintHelena/WahooWheezing. He's just trying to get a rise out of BlackBerry users, you and BD specifically. His posts have never made any sense (both in grammar and content), and I'm pretty sure no one on PA respects any of his posts.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 17:31 2

37. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1848; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You're absolutely right Ablopez. Its time we left these trolls to look like the idiots they are. Especially since PA themselves seems to think that their trolling is ok.

We'll just let them open their mouths and continue to look as retarded as Mxy.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 17:38 1

38. meanestgenius (Posts: 10201; Member since: 28 May 2014)


As always, your council proves wise, ablopez.

I agree with you and BobbyDigital. We will just let the trolls look like the uninformed idiots that they are.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:32

6. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


wonderful :)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:44 1

7. BBRYy (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


brilliant saw the entire event and was very impressed withh bbm meetings

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:00 1

8. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Good for the future and hope they do more than just security.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:51 5

15. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1611; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Seems as if Knox cried "uncle".

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:28 4

18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


A win-win for both, maybe more so for Samsung in the now but BB in the long run, as other OEM look to BB for same thing.

Kudos BB!

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 00:03

43. paragkarki (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Nov 2014)


its good to see blackberry getting hold of things and getting stronger day by day.

We never wanted nokia to be dismissed this early.

stick around blackberry , kudos !!

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