Protect your Samsung devices with enterprise-level security


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 05 Sep 2013

BETTER PROTECTION: Samsung Electronics has announced Knox, an end-to-end solution that provides security hardening for its hardware through the application layer, for consumers.

Samsung Electronics has announced Knox, an end-to-end solution that provides security hardening for its hardware through the application layer, for consumers.  

Knox implements a concept called “container” which is a separate secure execution environment for a set of pre-screened applications to run and store data. 

Applications running outside the container have only limited access to the data stored inside the container where security is enforced by system-level protection by Knox. User data stored in the container is protected from malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts on the physical device if it is stolen. 

Samsung originally announced earlier this year the availability of Knox for use by enterprise by giving IT departments comprehensive control without infringing on employees’ privacy and keeping them satisfied with the consistent user experience of their personal device. 

Since then it has extended its security features to enable consumers to activate the container without involving the IT department and to store important personal data inside the container. For example, important personal pictures or video can be stored in the container with no worries of data leakage. 

In addition, users may choose to store enterprise applications and data such as corporate e-mail, contacts and calendar, allowing the IT department to manage the container through EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server). These features make Samsung Knox an ideal platform for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device to work), the company claimed.  

Knox will be commercially available across the globe on all of Samsung’s upcoming high-end smartphones and tablets including Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). The company said support for other devices will be announced soon.  

++++
www.samsungknox.com

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Tech News

Google asks U.S. judge to move states' antitrust lawsuit to California
Factbox: How Facebook, Twitter and others are girding for inauguration threats
Pinduoduo worker deaths reignite debate on 996 and the dark side of China tech’s overwork culture
Tencent seeks video breakthrough after US$240bil lite app hit
Marketing, sports data apps join fight against pandemic
World Wide Web inventor opposes Australia’s news payment plan
EU hails Biden's 'new dawn' but wants tough tech rules
ASML fourth-quarter results beat, sees outlook upside in 2021 depending on 'geopolitics'
Tencent’s WeChat doubled commerce on mini programs in 2020
Google investigates ethical AI team member over handling of sensitive data

Stories You'll Enjoy