Story image

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.

Zoom’s new Rooms and Meetings features
Zoom has released information about the upcoming releases for its Rooms and Meeting offerings for 2019.
Aussie company set to democratise direct-to-orbit IoT access
Adelaide-based Myriota has released a developer toolkit that has been trialled and tested by a smart waste management platform.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
Dynatrace takes pole position in APM Magic Quadrant
It placed highest on Ability to Execute and furthest on Completeness of Vision in the 2019 Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM).
HCL and Xerox expand strategic partnership
Under the terms of the agreement, HCL will manage portions of Xerox’s shared services, including global administrative and support functions.
Avaya expands integration with Google Cloud AI
This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within conversation services for the contact centre, enabling integration of AI capabilities.
Forrester names Crowdstrike leader in incident response
The report provides an in-depth evaluation of the top 15 IR service providers across 11 criteria.
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."