BlackBerry and Samsung announced a partnership today that will help the Korean electronics manufacturer improve its Knox mobile enterprise security software. Starting next year, the Canadian tech giant will bring its BES12 platform to Samsung Galaxy devices equipped with Knox.
“We share the goal to provide enterprises with the most secure mobility solutions through this partnership with BlackBerry,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung KNOX is focused on delivering secure mobility solutions to enterprises and, combined with BES12, we will offer more options for customers that need enhanced levels of security on Android devices.”
At a glance, Samsung’s partnership with BlackBerry makes a lot of sense. The Galaxy phone maker is trying to make a push for more enterprise customers and this joint venture could be fruitful for both firms. Despite declining consumer interest, BlackBerry’s mobile equipment is firmly established in the corporate sector. The company’s strong reputation and well-known software might be enough to help Samsung make a dent in a space where it’s struggled to find success.