BlackBerry and Samsung sign new multi-year agreement to bring customers security solutions

BlackBerry and Samsung sign new multi-year agreement to bring customers security solutions
BlackBerry and Samsung have been working together for exactly four years. Both companies have signed a strategic partnership back in 2014 that enabled them to provide customers with better security solutions like BlackBerry SecuSUITE and UEM, as well as Samsung Knox.

Since the agreement was about to expire this year, BlackBerry and Samsung have decided to extend their partnership “to collaboratively develop and bring to market integrated solutions to accelerate the digital transformation and Enterprise of Things initiatives of their shared business customers.”

According to the announcement, Samsung will bring its expertise in device solutions, while BlackBerry will focus on endpoint security and management. As a matter fact, the first thing the partnership will take care of is all the shared enterprise customers that use Samsung devices (mobiles, tablets, and wearables), which be offered the option to manage their devices via the BlackBerry Universal Endpoint Management (UEM) platform.

The terms of the agreement don't mention when it will expire, but it's safe to say that it will be extended if nothing bad happens with either of the two companies.

source: BlackBerry

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19 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

This will be huge

2. perry1234

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

...ly ignored by most :D

3. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Sure. Security, when it works, it invisible. I figured this is where Blackberry should be. Just be a software company, making a nice buck behind the scenes. Mobile phones is a mugs game unless you are a leader.

18. Marcwand3l

Posts: 432; Member since: May 08, 2017

Yeah the Security card is important only when it's used in Apple's favor.

19. Venom

Posts: 3522; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Indeed. Samsung does phones better than blackberry, but blackberry does security better. I think this is a beneficial partnership.

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Samsung and Blackberry definitely have the best security on the smartphone side. Blackberry because they're blackberry, they always had this as their selling point. Samsung because of Knox, which is enterprise grade security on a consumer product.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4191; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I agree. I much prefer security of my device to just be there when needed and operate in the background rather than place strict restrictions on how I use my phone.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice. Who would have thought that when Samsung went to BlackBerry for help with its KNOX offering back in 2014 that it would lead to such a good, continued, business relationship? This can only bode well for both companies, as they offer something that is in demand from enterprises. Here’s to much continued success in this venture, BlackBerry and Samsung.

7. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That’s really cool of Samsung to give Blackberry security help through Knox.

8. modu9 unregistered

That is so ignorant that it is not funny at all. Anyway, I guess I should have expected that from you. Whether you like it or not, BlackBerry equals top notch security. If I want a secure device, there is only one company I trust, and that is, BlackBerry. Now, this doesn't mean Samsung are not secure but I would wager that they are not onnthe same level as BlackBerry, hence the partnership to help with their security.

9. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

10. perry1234

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I don't know, mate. The website is "insights.samsung.com"....it could very well be paid promotion. Everyone claims that their devices are most secure. However, I have never heard BB10 getting hacked (as of now, please correct if I am wrong) , and iOS has fewer instances of hacking compared to Android. When I say iOS hacking, it means hacking where a few hundred thousand/millions of users are affected , not the isolated hacking where they either fool touchID, faceID using very complex methods or where that Israeli company hacked the phone of some terror suspect. Common populace will probably not be bothered by such instances.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

That is definitely a paid Samsung promotion, lol.

17. perry1234

Posts: 645; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

yeah, wonder why he posted the link...its kinda obvious. Samsung is not really that secure they have plenty of bugs, including some SMS bug I heard about a while back.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, some people will deny the truth even if it’s staring them in the face with bright neon lights.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

ROFL ROFL ROFL LOL LOL LMAO LMAO LMAO..........L......M....A....OO.....

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Whatever ails you is no small thing. The medical community is perplexed by such pervasive stupidity.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s really the other way around. BlackBerry helped Samsung make KNOX good. I mean, how could it be Samsung helping BlackBerry with security when Samsung can’t even stop things like this from happening? Lol. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Messages-bug_id106154

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