Two of the most renowned and appraised mobile tech companies in the world agreed upon a collaboration meant to create and develop a new species of Android security that was never achieved before. The BlackBerry Samsung partnership aims to offer Samsung’s flagship phones such as the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 new levels of security.
Starting early 2015, BlackBerry will give Samsung phones what was called “a highly secure mobility solution.” This solution is represented by the intertwining of Samsung’s own Knox security systems with those provided by BlackBerry, thus making future Android powered smartphones a monument of safety.
According to both companies’ officials, this historical BlackBerry Samsung partnership is strategic and beneficial for both parties, providing them both with a common goal. In the words of Samsung’s Knox Business Group vice president:
“This strategic partnership is grounded in our mutual goals [of] being the most secure in mobility. Our respective leadership positions in enterprise mobility and consumers devices are a perfect match to offer customers that need to be equally productive and secure.”
While BlackBerry considers this long – term commitment with Samsung “the tip of the iceberg”, it also has some of its own projects to implement and grow. During the same event that announced the partnership with Samsung, BlackBerry also offered extended details on its BES12 server software, a long awaited solution dedicated to corporate and government clients. This new platform allows agencies and companies to safely use mobile connections. The best part, however, is that the BlackBerry platform allows all major operating systems such as Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft’s Windows to benefit from the enhanced sharing and security features.
Facing market share failure with its smartphones, BlackBery came with the bold plan of offering alternative and powerful security solutions to its competitors and address the sectors the company is most familiar with: the corporate and the governmental ones. In case you had any doubt, the BES12 security platform represents a huge part of the BlackBerry Samsung partnership announced on Thursday.
Besides the engagement with Samsung, BlackBerry also partnered up with other players in the tech field, such as Brightstar, which is the largest wireless distribution company in the world, and also with business software company Salesforce.com. Reports say that due to these announcements, and especially because of the newly promoted BlackBerry Samsung partnership, the Canadian company’s shares went 7% higher.
Not giving up on its own fleet of smartphones, BlackBerry also announced a future smartphone, the BlackBerry classic to be released and go on sale on December 17 this year.