Companies are extremely eager to start implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies without having to worry about the security issues, because it is the biggest determining factor in whether to move forward or reconsider. The best solution currently being considered in the market is a dual persona mobile device. It allows two separate operating systems in one unit so it can be used as a personal and work device without any conflict. Samsung and Red Bend Software will be running Type-1 Virtualized Samsung Galaxy S III with two separate Android operating systems for work and personal use in enterprise trials starting in the second quarter of 2013.
Company CIOs will have a secure option when they choose Samsung GALAXY III running two separate Android operating systems for BYOD applications. The Red Bend True Solution will keep the two sides separate and protect the privacy of the personal side and the security of the company network.
Type I mobile hypervisor from Red Bend delivers comparable performance of each virtualized operating system on the device because it runs directly on top of the hardware. Both operating systems are completely separated and any compromise on one side does not affect the other.
Samsung and Red Bend had been collaborating in mobile management solutions since 2009. As a Gold Member of Samsung’s enterprise alliance program, their collaboration has created revenue opportunities for enterprise mobile business for Samsung products and solutions.
“Samsung consumers have come to expect the same rich Samsung user experience they love, whether they are using a personal or business smartphone. Red Bend offers a smartphone solution for BYOD to meet these needs of employees, as well as those of IT managers,” said VP Jae Shin, B2B Alliance Group Leader of Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
Red Bend Software provides Mobile Software Management (MSM) designed to work with standards-based products with solutions for software management. The device management and mobile virtualization works on any mobile phone or connected device securely over the air. With more than 1.6 billion Red Bend-Enabled devices around the world, the platform is trusted by more than 80 leading automotive companies, device manufacturers, mobile operators and semiconductor vendors.
“There is great anticipation in the market for a BYOD smartphone based on Type-1 hypervisors. This will drastically improve how IT departments support BYOD and how consumers seamlessly move between their work and personal lives using one device. Together, Red Bend and Samsung are making the next generation of consumer mobile devices secure for the enterprise,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO, Red Bend Software.
Edited by Brooke Neuman