Samsung intros Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition models

Samsung launched Enterprise Edition versions of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 back in October, but they were initially released in Europe. The former went on sale in the United States one month later for the same price as the regular model.

Today, the South Korean handset maker unveiled two new Enterprise Edition models, which will be first available for purchase in Germany: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8. According to Samsung, they will sell for €849 and €499, respectively.

Hardware-wise, there aren’t too many differences between the Enterprise Edition and regular Galaxy S9 and …

LG G6 and LG V30 will receive Android 8.1 Oreo, get Android Enterprise Recommended approval

LG has just announced that two of its highest-end devices right now – the LG G6 and the LG V30 – will become part of Google’s new-fangled Android Enterprise Recommended program after getting updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. Thanks to this certification, the two devices will be explicitly recommended by Google for use in corporations and other large businesses.

“Earning the Android Enterprise Recommended certification underscores LG’s commitment to continual improvements in enterprise security and is paramount to the brand’s overall promise to deliver capable and secure devices …

BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion are now Android Enterprise recommended

BlackBerry’s last two handsets, the KEYone and the Motion, were better received by consumers than the previous two models ( the DTEK50 and DTEK60. In fact, with its gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard and spectacular battery life, the KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. The Motion is equipped with several features that are new to BlackBerry users, such as an IP67 certification rating. This allows the phone to be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. The Motion is also the first ‘Berry to carry dual SIM slots and …

Samsung launches Enterprise Editions of Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8

The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive Android smartphones available on the market, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were earlier this year. However, for a solid business, neither of the two flagships would be expensive if they prove to be useful enough.

Well, Samsung is trying to target the business segment with the Enterprise Edition variants of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8. Specs-wise, they offer the same performance as the standard models, but the software is a bit different.

First of all, they come with a three-year license for Knox Configure …

On launch day, BlackBerry's enterprise software and apps will be ready for iOS 11

Even back in those olden days of yesteryear before BlackBerry hopped into bed with Google, the company’s BES software was able to track a company’s fleet of mobile devices regardless of whether these devices ran on iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry. And while today’s BlackBerry handsets are powered by Android, the beat goes on as far as BlackBerry’s enterprise software and mobile apps are concerned.

BlackBerry released a statement today that indicates that the company’s Enterprise Mobility Suite and apps are all ready to update to iOS 11 versions the moment that the next build of Apple’s …

BlackBerry's UEM now provides secure monitoring of smartglasses for the enterprise

The smartglasses category appears to be an enterprise-only affair for now. While analysts like Gene Munster and others call for the product to eventually be bigger than the iPhone, the failed attempt by Google to get its Google Glass into the consumer space was a sign that people are just not ready for such a device. However, in the business world, smartglasses free up workers’ hands while they receive information directly to their eyes. This increases corporate productivity.

Just the other day, BlackBerry and Vuzix announced a partnership that allows the Vuzix M300 smartglasses …

BBM Enterprise is getting video calling support and lots of other new features

BBM Enterprise, the application aimed at businesses, has just received a major update that adds a plethora of new features and improvements. BlackBerry announced the update will only make it to Android and BlackBerry 10 devices, but the iOS version of the app will receive it soon, too.

The highlights of the latest version of BBM Enterprise include video calling, which is now possible between BlackBerry 10 and Android/iOS contacts. Also, the BBM Protected app on BlackBerry 10 devices has been renamed BBM Enterprise.

Furthermore, there have been a lot of group …

BlackBerry releases a new video showing off its Dynamics Launcher for the enterprise

We can’t forget that BlackBerry is now basically a software company. Yesterday, we told you about the new Privacy Shade app that can be found for ‘Berry handsets in the Google Play Store. It’s a simple, but well thought out solution to a security problem. Now, the company has released a video showing off its renamed launcher for the enterprise, the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher. The latter solves some problems facing employees in the field. 

One solution for workers on the go is to use native apps. But as BlackBerry tells us, these are fraught with danger. There is a decided …

Android weakness threatens enterprise security

Android’s future in the enterprise is looking increasingly shaky after several damning reports emerged this month slating the security risk posed to consumers and enterprises by the operating system.

Separate reports from Kaspersky Lab, M86 Security, AV-Test and Juniper Global Threat Centre all warned that the open source approach of the operating system was the critical flaw that had opened it up to an “alarming” increase in malware.

That open source nature was the main reason that increasing numbers of cybercriminals were dumping attempts to hack iOS, as well as reducing the resources focused on discovering weaknesses in Java, according to three of those companies.

According to Juniper, during the period from July to November, Android saw a 472% rise in malware attacks. The mobile security group said that the lack of security controls on the Android Store, as well as the sole requirement to open up a developer’s account being a payment of $ 25, left it open to attack.

It added that the lack of ongoing subscription meant that attacking Android had a low risk, but high return on investment for hackers; hence the reason so many were shifting their focus to the platform.

It warned that Google’s refusal to even consider basic checks to ensure that apps contain no malware meant that because: “no one checking to see that your application does what it says, just the world’s largest majority of smartphone users skimming past your application’s description page with whatever description of the application the developer chooses to include,” meant that the search giant was risking destroying consumer and enterprise confidence in Android.

November alone saw an increase of 111% increase on the amount of malware generated during October. October itself saw an increase of 108% on September’s figures.

Juniper’s investigation found that 55% of all malware released into the Android Store was spyware. The majority of other attacks came in the form of applications that send texts to premium rate numbers.

While the company avoided describing iOS more secure than Android, it did say Apple’s extremely proactive approach to screening all software uploaded onto the App Store had prevented malware spreading on the platform.

Another company that has stressed that iOS is not naturally more secure than Android is Kaspersky Lab. Earlier this year, several senior researchers at the company warned that amount of malware infecting jailbroken devices was a sign that the platform was not necessarily more secure.

However, they – as with Juniper – praised Apple’s strict approach to App approval, as well as a refusal to allow companies access to root systems (something which Kaspersky Lab admitted meant it wasn’t able to offer security software on the platform) had prevented any malware outbreaks.

Its latest report stated that Android had now firmly overtaken every other mobile platform – including Java – to become the prime focus for malware writers. It said that the percentage of malware written for Android stood at 46% of all mobile malware in October 2011, but that it is increasing exponentially, and it expects it to pass the 50% mark before the end of the year.

According to Kaspersky Lab, the percentage of malware written specifically to steal personal data increased by 30% during September. October saw that figure rise by another 34%. It warned that while the vast majority of new malware continued to target data such as contacts, numbers, and GPS coordinates, a small – but worrying – amount were designed to intercept mobile banking services, specifically the one-time passwords banks send to their customers.

That trend was also noted by M86 Security. It describes the rise in malware aimed at mobile banking as “one of the most troubling trends” it has come across. It warned that mobile malware solutions were in their infancy, and that enterprises that took the decision to allow Android-based devices onto their networks need to set strong rules around their use.

Its warning came just days after one of the leading anti-malware testing organisations AV-Test described the majority of Android anti-malware scanners as “near to useless”.

Its study found that the two most popular anti-malware solutions – Antivirus Free and GuardX Antivirus – failed to detect even a single virus. Both failed to detect any malware during a manual test where there were 172 pieces to be discovered, or during the installation of ten known infected applications.

The four reports come on the heel of similar reports from McAfee, security firm Lookout, and market research firm Retrevo.

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Enterprise CMS predictions for 2013

Enterprise content management witnessed a stupendous growth and development in 2012 and the New Year 2013 promises to be more fulfilling and the landscape is poised to move further. The ECM market is poised for a rapid growth rate of 15 percent over the next four years from US$ 4.4 billion in last year to more than US$ 7.5 billion in 2016. So, there are going to be more surprising changes in the ECM scenario even as we enter into the New Year.

Social CMS
The integration of Enterprise Social media is interesting and its adoption by companies in 2013 remains to be seen though there is a lot of hype surrounding social media for business. The value-based requirement of an independent social media platform for business is debatable. The interest in social ECM is bound to wane as it is widely perceived that many social features are found redundant. Many companies feel that instead of erecting a separate platform, social media features can be effectively integrated into business apps and provide better connectivity and engagement with employees, customers, vendors and other stakeholders. Companies will be looking for built-in social enterprise layers offering more scalability and security. Social media channel will be diffused in core business areas to improve productivity.

Mobile-first ECM
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In 2013, Companies are oriented to open source cloud-based tools and apps to access from devices which allow them to share information and be more productive. Companies are not only equipped with devices for their workforce, but also extend their capabilities to sync products in the cloud and on-premises. In 2013, enterprises will focus on managing content from anywhere on any device.

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