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BlackBerry Spark

BlackBerry Spark helps organizations manage and use Knox Platform for Enterprise to comply with strict security requirements while maintaining a rich Android experience for end users.

Solution info
Solution category: UEM/MDM
Supported device types: Smartphone, Tablet
Sales region: Global
Contact sales: sales@blackberry.com

Solution overview

BlackBerry® has leveraged a longstanding partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to deliver a secure end-to-end mobility platform trusted by enterprises around the world including 9 of the 10 global banks and all G7 Governments. This partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is highlighted by BlackBerry’s recognition as an inaugural Platinum Partner, the highest tier in the new Samsung Knox Partner Program, and the recent certification of BlackBerry Spark UEM as a Knox Validated solution.

The Knox Validated Program is designed to certify the level of integration of critical Knox security and management capabilities helping customers can deploy with confidence. BlackBerry is extremely proud of these endorsements from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. which showcase the depth of our partnership.

BlackBerry Spark Suites are based on a Zero Trust architecture and designed to secure people, devices, networks and applications. Samsung’s Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) is a military-grade mobile solution for IT admins to manage and secure Samsung’s Android phones and tablets for business. BlackBerry Spark Suites, together with Samsung KPE, provide advanced endpoint management and unified security capabilities surpassing the requirements of the security conscience organizations while also delivering features to enhance user productivity.

With BlackBerry Spark and KPE, mobile users can take advantage of a comprehensive portfolio of Samsung devices suited for any role and BlackBerry applications optimized for Knox, while CIOs are assured their environment is scalable, reliable and protected from all types of threats.

BlackBerry’s unique portfolio of Samsung Knox compatible solutions include:
• BlackBerry Protect mobile threat defense uses the power of artificial intelligence to block malware infections, prevent URL phishing attacks and provide application integrity checking delivering zero day protection from malicious threats.
• BlackBerry Persona provides user and entity behavior analytics with machine learning and predictive AI to dynamically adapt a security policy based on user location, device and other factors enabling improved security through continuous authentication without impacting usability.
• BlackBerry Dynamics user applications configured for Samsung DeX enable a smartphone or tablet to pair with an external display to create a full desktop computing experience for remote working powered by either corporate managed or personal devices.
• BlackBerry SecuSUITE secure voice developed in collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. , and optimized for Knox, has created the Fort Knox of secure voice enabling mobile device based communications in classified environments.
• BlackBerry Connectivity provides a true IP network interface on Samsung devices* replacing costly and complex VPN infrastructure for secure, scalable end to end access to critical business data.
• BlackBerry Spark UEM Suite includes a native implementation of DualDAR (double data at rest) encryption for Samsung Knox complying with the strictest requirements for security of data at rest in classified environments including tactical military deployments.
• Samsung Knox E-FOTA for BlackBerry UEM allows IT staff to manage firmware versions on Samsung devices* to ensure the latest security patches are promptly deployed and version updates are thoroughly tested confirming compatibility with in-house apps thereby addressing risks associated deploying new software.
• Knox Service Plugin based on Android OEMConfig, and new in BlackBerry Spark UEM, delivers zero-day support for all new KPE features giving IT and end users immediate access to new platform capabilities.
Getting started with BlackBerry Spark and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has never been easier with Knox Platform for Enterprise licences included at no additional cost in the BlackBerry Spark UEM Suite, BlackBerry Spark Suite and the new FedRAMP certified BlackBerry Mobility Government Suite.

Key features

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  • Defense-grade, end-to-end security for Samsung Galaxy devices.
  • Run BlackBerry Apps in Samsung Knox workspace container, to deliver an integrated experience for corporate Apps and DeX desktop experience.
  • Flexibility for mixed deployment scenarios, support for Knox Mobile Enrollment and advanced Knox features such as E-FOTA, DualDAR and Knox Service Plugin.
  • BlackBerry end-to-end secure Connectivity which provides VPN’less Connectivity to enhance security for data-in-transit and optimized application experience in the Samsung Knox workspace, while keeping customer infrastructure costs low.

Samsung differentiators

BlackBerry Spark builds on a strong foundation of Unified Endpoint Management. The BlackBerry Spark UEM Suite is designed to secure people, devices, networks, and applications, providing advanced endpoint management and security capabilities, complying with the requirements of the world’s most security conscious organizations while enabling user productivity and privacy.

The BlackBerry Spark UEM Suite is optimized for Samsung devices through the extensive integration of Knox services. Several of these integrations are based on the Knox Service Plugin which delivers zero-day support for all new KPE features giving IT and end users immediate access to new platform capabilities. BlackBerry Spark UEM includes DualDAR (double data at rest) encryption for Samsung Knox complying with the strictest requirements for security of data at rest in classified environments including tactical military deployments. Samsung Knox E-FOTA One on BlackBerry Spark UEM enables IT staff to manage firmware versions on Samsung devices to ensure the latest security patches are promptly deployed and version updates are thoroughly tested. BlackBerry Connectivity provides a true IP network interface on Samsung devices replacing costly and complex VPN infrastructure for secure, scalable end to end access to critical business data. BlackBerry Dynamics user applications configured for Samsung DeX enable a smartphone or tablet to pair with an external display to create a full desktop computing experience for remote working powered by either corporate managed or personal devices.

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