BlackBerry along with Samsung Electronics has announced further progress in their partnership with the planned integration of Samsung KNOX with two new BlackBerry enterprise services WorkLife and SecuSUITE. These solutions will be delivered through the Samsung Business Services.
The WorkLife service from Blackberry along with KNOX becomes the enterprises to accurately split mobile billing, respect employee privacy and protect corporate assets. WorkLife will integrate seamlessly with Samsung KNOX, making it straightforward to split work and personal use. On the other hand, the BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart and its SecuSUITE solution provides highly security-conscious organizations like governments virtually tap-proof voice and SMS communications that are secure enough for world leaders.
BlackBerry and Samsung are working closely together to bring this government-grade security to KNOX-enabled smartphones, including the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6. SecuSUITE for KNOX will use the Secusmart Security Card that, in conjunction with BES12, will provide hardware-based end-to-end encryption and cryptographically secured subscriber authentication.
Speaking about the same, Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Product and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry, said, “Customers tell us that enterprise solutions have to provide flexibility in terms of device choice and mobile deployment models such as BYOD or COPE. Working with Samsung, we’ll be able to provide a great experience for both SecuSUITE and WorkLife onSamsung’s KNOX-enabled devices. With these great choices, companies won’t need to choose between security and compliance on one hand and employee choice and productivity on the other. With these easy-to-deploy services, they will have both.”
“Working with BlackBerry allows us both to bring more compelling solutions to the enterprise. Workers are tired of carrying two devices and companies are growing sensitive to the risks of having company assets tied to personal smartphones. With the introduction of these new services from BlackBerry, the needs of both enterprises and their employees will be met with Samsung KNOX devices”, said Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, IT& Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
The WorkLife from BlackBerry will be available on all Samsung KNOX-enabled devices and will be activated through carrier partners. Both the firms are working with carriers worldwide to enable the service by the second half of 2015. However, the SecuSUITE for Samsung KNOX will be available in the fall 2015.