Blackberry and Google Join Forces to Secure Android Devices

Blackberry and Google Join Forces to Secure Android Devices

Blackberry Limited has announced that it is parenting with Google to enable BES12, a cross-platform EMM solution by Blackberry to manage devices that are linked to Android for Work.

Android for Work was created by Google as solution to BYOD’s problem of personal data and applications interfering work data and applications. It poses a security and ads by threat to companies’ confidential informational and user’s personal data. Android for Work now lets users separate business and personal applications on any Android device. Now, users never have to worry about mixing work and play.

The BES12 solution backs Android for Work, and will integrate Android OS to create platform-level containerization, eliminating the need for application wrapping. The Blackberry software will help provide organizations with the easiest and most secure way to manage Android for Work. BES12 will be supported by Blackberry’s mobile security ad removal, scalable architecture and network infrastructure. BES12 will provide world-class global support, a unified administration console and end-to-end security.

“BlackBerry is working with Google to provide customers with solutions they can confidently deploy on all major mobile platforms within their organization,” said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions, BlackBerry. “Android for Work with BES12 will provide customers with another option to enhance their mobile security and the productivity of their employees, and the peace of mind that they will not have to relinquish any control over corporate data, sacrifice user experience or introduce more complexity into their environments.”

Android Official Blog has announced that Android For Work is up and running. The platform will provide work profiles, Google Play for Work, built-in productivity tools, secure business applications and much more. There are over one billion people using Android smartphones everyday, and the company hopes to utilize the type of tool our smartphones have the potential to become. In partnership with Blackberry and Google, Android is helping business bring devices to work securely and create productive business environments.

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Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He is a contributar at, a website dedicated to covering the top security stories and providing useful tips for the everyday and expert users.