Inside BlackBerry Business Blog elaborates on why this partnership makes a heck of a lot of sense:
It’s also the most frequently targeted mobile OS in the world, and 98% of malware is designed for Android.
These statistics are made all the more troubling by the fact that the role of mobile devices in data breaches is growing ever more prominent. Given that a staggering 74% of businesses lack mobile data breach protection, it’s clear that enterprises need a secure means by which they can implement Android.
BES provides the backbone for security while Android For Work (AFW) provides the user interface to separate the personal Android space of your device into a secure side for work. Not a bad idea.
Michael Wyatt, Google EMEA Head of Chrome and Android, had this to say about the partnership:
- How Android for Work is designed to safeguard user privacy, and how BES12 further enables that.
- The features of BES12, and how they interact with Android for Work.
- How Secure Connect Plus fits in.
- What makes BES12 the ideal solution for dealing with Android fragmentation.
- Licensing details for BES12/Android for Work.