New security introduced for Samsung devices
Today Samsung released a new security solution (end-to-end), and its aim is to improve the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) of the company. It enhances the Samsung for Enterprise program through addition of better security and enhanced manageability.
Army connections are priority for Samsung now. The product is called Knox and this is more than obvious connection with the legendary US Army post Fort Knox in Kentucky. However, the only priority of Samsung Knox is the defence. It sports SE Android, developed by the National Security Agency in order to make the security of the open-source system better and to integrate different security services throughout the smartphone.
Knox is close to the Balance in BlackBerry 10 – they both have container solution at the layer of applications and it allows separating the personal from the business use of the device. Now the users will manage to better take care of their personal and business accounts, which will be quite helpful for BYOD. The separation is enforced by the file-system level encryption and by SE Androoid and Samsung has designed this for better security around the workspace.
According to Samsung, Knox is capable of working with existing systems, including VPN, MDM and directory services and you can easily launch it from the home screen icon. It provides a good many of applications – calendars, browsers, email, contacts collaboration, CRM, file sharing apps etc. Another Android apps may be integrated without special modifications and become more secure.
Some Galaxy devices will get Knox in Q2 of 2013.