Samsung has announced a partnership with BlackBerry that will enhance its KNOX security solution. According to the new strategic partnership, Samsung Galaxy enterprise customers will be able to get BlackBerry’s recently announced BES12.
The partnership works for both companies as this opens Samsung’s wide customer base to BlackBerry while Samsung gets BlackBerry’s security features that are renowned in the enterprise industry.
While KNOX will give users layers of hardware and software protection, BlackBerry’s BES12 will offer an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution and a highly secure network infrastructure.
The KNOX-BES12 combination will bring improved core security to protect device integrity from kernel to apps, separation of personal and work data, improved Workspace UI and Android security enhancements.
The solution will go on sale in early 2015 and as part of the partnership, Samsung will resell BES12 to common customers while BlackBerry will offer KNOX to BES12 Gold subscription members.