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Samsung invests in mobile security provider Fixmo

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Devices / iPhone / January 22nd 2013 at 10:45AM

South Korean OEM looks to take on RIM and serve enterprise market.

RIM was long the champion of businesses, with many companies adopting the Canadian firm's secure BlackBerry devices for their employees to perform work-based tasks on. Of course, RIM's halo has slipped somewhat over the past year, prompting companies like Yahoo to move over to iPhones.

Samsung is now looking to poach RIM's business, buying a stake in Canada-based mobile security software developer Fixmo to offer corporate users enhanced protection and services, according to Business Week.

Android is often noted as a breeding ground for malware, and Samsung's flagship devices are powered by the Google OS, which may deter companies from adopting the handsets. The added security of Fixmo could potentially allay those fears to bag new clients.

Rick Segal, CEO, Fixmo, said: "Samsung is getting very serious about taking on RIM in their own backyard, in government and enterprise. Samsung is looking at companies like us to give them insight but more importantly to lay down those strategic markers in areas like security and storage."