Thorsten Heins, chief executive officer for Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), doesn’t have a lot of faith in Samsung’s security and he blames in on Android. He also compared their security with BlackBerry 10 and elaborated on how the latter was better.
“You don’t know how many keys you’ve given to the main door of your house because it’s open software. So what are you trying to do? You’re locking the windows,” he said in an interview with CNET.
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s Heins isn’t the first to take note of Android’s weak security systems but Samsung wants to be the company to turn things around. They recently changed their focus and are starting to market their office-friendly features of their products. They also hope to take a sizable share of the enterprise market.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has yet to comment on Heins’ comments. Previously, Samsung reported to CNET that business markets are one of the areas they wanted to grow in. They also hope to keep up with the current mobile market and retain their focus on crucial components like business and tablets.
In February at the Mobile World Congress event, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) introduced Knox, security enhancement that’s a small part of the Samsung Approved for Enterprise(SAFE). This new program was designed to separate work profiles from personal profiles. For those who can’t wait to try out this new feature, Knox will be available on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has their own similar feature called Balance, but that doesn’t stop Heins from denouncing Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s security problems. He claimed that Samsung could potentially thrive with less-than-stellar security if they had a bring-your-own device plan. For those who prioritize better security, Samsung won’t do.
This is why Heins thinks Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has an edge on Samsung. He added, “I see this an opportunity for us to address a larger segment in enterprise than what we had before, which was regulated industries and top notch security.”