Blackberry has announced a security partnership with Samsung aimed at bolstering the encryption on the firm’s Android smartphones.
Despite the Canadian firm’s share of the smartphone market dropping in recent years, it remains a leader in communications. It will provide end-to-end encryption for Android devices embedded with Samsung Knox - the Korean firm’s digital safeguard platform.
As a result of the agreement, from next year, Samsung Android users will benefit from Blackberry’s BES12 security encryption service on their tablet and mobile devices.
John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, said: “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.
“It is a natural progression in our path to providing our customers with more alternatives to meet their evolving mobile needs. Samsung Knox offers a number of hardware and software security features and our partnership allows us to tightly integrate these capabilities with BES12.”