Samsung Takes on Enterprise Market with Launch of Security Solution “KNOX”

Samsung Electronics is set to take on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) market with the introduction of a new enterprise security solution. At the Mobile World Congress 2013 trade show on February 25, the company launched KNOX, a comprehensive mobile solution that allows users of their own device at work to separate their work and personal lives on their mobile devices, while giving enterprises enhanced security at all levels of the Android platform.

KNOX, developed jointly with Centrify, a California-based identity management company, is expected to wipe off the general perception that the Android operating system is generally vulnerable to security breaches.
KNOX will enable multi-application single sign-on (SSO) for mobile and web apps inside the KNOX containers and Group Policy-based management of Samsung containers and devices. What’s most notable is that these capabilities will tie into the market-leading enterprise identity infrastructure technology, Microsoft Active Directory.
Cho Beom-gu, senior executive in charge of Samsung wireless division’s enterprise business, said, “With more and more people bringing their own devices to work, KNOX will increasingly become standard solutions that can provide strengthened security features for enterprise applications.” Devices embedded with KNOX will be available from the second quarter of this year.