Samsung has announced a multi-year strategic relationship with BlackBerry to collaboratively develop and bring to market integrated solutions to accelerate the digital transformation and Enterprise of Things initiatives of their shared business customers.
One of the first outputs of this partnership will be that joint enterprise customers using Samsung devices with Knox Platform for Enterprise and Samsung DeX will gain the ability – out-of-the-box – to manage all those devices on a single pane of glass via the BlackBerry Universal Endpoint Management (UEM) platform.
“This announcement underscores our focus on delivering large scale digital transformation solutions leveraging the breadth of Samsung’s offerings,” said Sean Kae, EVP of Global B2B Services, Samsung Electronics. “With the recommitment to our strategic partnership with BlackBerry, we believe that we will be able to accelerate the technology we bring to the market and transform the workplace together.”
“Security is our number one concern,” said Bryan M. Larkin, Chief of Police for Waterloo Regional Police Service. “When we deploy a mobile device, security is extremely important to us and BlackBerry provides that solution for us. When we look at the BlackBerry UEM management system combined with the Knox platform on a Samsung device, we believe that we deploy superior technology. It gives us confidence as an organization.”
Samsung and BlackBerry’s strategic collaboration extends the companies’ multi-year partnership first announced in 2014, when they collaborated on several enterprise mobility solutions on the Samsung Knox, BlackBerry UEM, and BlackBerry SecuSUITE platforms.