BlackBerry and Google are working closely together to set new standards in enterprise mobile security for organizations deploying Android™ devices. What they have done is bring BES12 to Android Lollipop to deliver end-to-end security across all devices deployed in a corporate environment.
BES12 provides control over the availability and usage of devices, apps, activities and critical data, as well as lock down critical data both on-device and in-transit. With secured work spaces on Android devices,
This is how you roll when what you offer is needed by everyone else. BlackBerry’s encryption and security remains second-to-none on the industry. Now, Android Lollipop users can deploy sensitive corporate work on their devices.
While some media are reporting this incidence as Google throwing BlackBerry a lifeline. In my opinion, if Google has nothing to gain here, we wouldn’t be having this conversation at all. It may be a lifeline, but its one obtained by competence. It certainly wasn’t thrown at BlackBerry. Google are not philanthropists.
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