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BlackBerry executive chides Samsung KNOX, says nothing is more secure than a BlackBerry and BES

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BlackBerry executive chides Samsung KNOX, says nothing is more secure than a BlackBerry and BES
BlackBerry's new Enterprise Services chief, John Sims, must have had two bowls of Wheaties on Tuesday morning. On BlackBerry's Business Blog, Sims passed along a story about a University in Israel that found a security breach on a KNOX enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 that allows a hacker to intercept data from the device. According to Sims, Samsung said that the fault turned out to be with Android, not with the Korean manufacturer. But that didn't stop the BlackBerry executive from trying to downplay Samsung's enterprise security application.

The new BlackBerry executive says that because KNOX works only on certain Samsung models, it is not an option for those work places where employees are allowed to bring their own devices. "However, there are a significant number of enterprises where BYOD is the way forward. KNOX has no flexibility for the BYOD trend," says Sims, who sounds here like he is grasping at straws.


Sims writes that Samsung is still testing the security of its enterprise platform and that nothing is more secure than a BlackBerry smartphone managed by BES. He proudly points out that BlackBerry is the only mobility solution and handset manufacturer to have received the DoD's "Authority to Operate" certification. According to the executive, BlackBerry owns 61% of the large enterprise mobile device management market, and will continue to aim for the top.

Currently, BES has more than 80,000 business and government agencies as customers, and can manage BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. As confirmed by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, BES will soon support Windows Phone.

source: BlackBerry via MobileSyrup

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