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Samsung Partners with BlackBerry to improve Android security

The known fact is that, the Android platform is having several security issues among consumers and businesses alike. In a bid to regain the faith of lost users, Samsung took an initiation to improve and tighten the security on the world's largest mobile computing platform. This will be driven and supported by the Korean tech giant's BlackBerry, long known for its safe mobile platform. Both companies partnered together for enhancing security on Samsung smart phones.

In coming next year, Samsung is trying to protect the Android security for its Samsung galaxy phones and Samsung tablets. This protection software will integrate BlackBerry's BES12 end-to-end encryption service, into its own Knox software. Knox, which Samsung licenses to enterprise customers, adds an extra layer of security to Android devices— though the service has been criticized for weak encryption.

“BlackBerry has developed a very close partnership with Samsung and we’re committed to deepening the interaction between our engineering and product development teams for the long-term,” John Sims, BlackBerry's President of Global Enterprise Services, said in a statement. He also added “Samsung KNOX provides a number of hardware and software security features and our merge allows us to closely integrate these capabilities with BES12.”

The new collaboration will help in favor of both Samsung and Blackberry. Samsung will be able to extend its reach into the enterprise sector with good security and BlackBerry will push its software to wider users who do not use the company's devices. Still the pricing of this software and new security model for business was not revealed by either company but details are likely to announce ahead of its official roll-out in early 2015.
Samsung Partners with BlackBerry to improve Android security Reviewed by Praveen P on Sunday, November 16, 2014 Rating: 5

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