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Brightstar inks Samsung Knox platform deal for Australia

17 Aug 2017

Brightstar has signed a deal with Samsung which will see it providing a wider suite of mobile device management solutions using the Knox platform in Australia.

Brightstar says the deal means mobile products offered to its business and enterprise customers will be privy to high levels of security and device customisations with Samsung Knox.

Cameron Cooper, Brightstar Australia managing director, says device security is a major concern for companies.

“Samsung Knox has the ability to take MDM one step further with cloud-based mobile enterprise solutions,” Cooper says.

“The decision to partner with Samsung Knox means we will fulfil a gap in the MDM solution market that our customers are facing – limitations imposed by current MDM solution offerings, such as manual device customisations, increased IT administration costs to deploy the device configurations and the need for constant IT support.

“With this partnership, we will be able to offer our enterprise customers streamlined, high quality MDM solutions with the ability to deliver a simple, tailored user experience, resulting in time and cost savings.”

Brightstar says Knox will give Brightstr the ability to offer flexibility, easy control over-the-air and MDM customisation, as well as the ability to support multi-layer security policies or protocols on compatible devices.

Knox is built into the software and hardware layers of most Samsung mobile and tablet devices.

Knox Customisation will enable organisations to customise and transform employees’ compatible Samsung mobile devices into purpose-built productivity tools and appliances, while also enabling IT administrators to quickly and remotely customise, configure and provision employee devices in bulk.

Steven Sherry, Samsung Electronics Australia vice president of business and enterprise mobility, says the partnership ‘represents an incredibly strong proposition for enterprise customers seeking the security, customisation and scalability of Samsung Knox, when combined with the depth of expertise and robust service offering’ from Brightstar.

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