Samsung KNOX is the comprehensive mobile solution for work and play
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, the leading supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian
marketplace, today announced Samsung KNOX, an innovative, comprehensive
enterprise mobile solution to further strengthen their position in the
B2B market. Providing a unique and differentiated solution that allows
consumers to use one device for both work and play, KNOX addresses the
growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Canadian enterprises.
Debuting at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, KNOX aligns
with the on-going Samsung for Enterprise (SAFE) solution as part of an
on-going effort initiated by Samsung to promote the readiness of its
devices for enterprise use. By incorporating Security Enhanced (SE)
Android and integrity management services that is implemented in both
hardware and the Android framework, KNOX offers a container solution
that separates business and personal use of a mobile device. This
separation is enforced by SE Android and file system level encryption,
which offers protection of business data and applications from data
leakage, viruses and malware attacks. Lightweight and compatible with
existing common enterprise infrastructure such as MDM, VPN and
directory services, KNOX provides reassurance and convenience for IT
departments looking to implement and manage BYOD strategies.
Easily accessible via an icon on the home screen, the KNOX container
presents a variety of enterprise applications in a secure environment
including email, browser, contacts, calendars, file sharing,
collaboration, CRM and business intelligence applications. KNOX enables
existing Android eco-system applications to automatically gain
enterprise integration and validated, robust security with zero change to the application source code. KNOX relieves application
developers from the burden of developing individual enterprise features
such as VPN, on-device encryption, Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO),
Active Directory support and Smart Card based multi-factor
"We are thrilled to announce Samsung KNOX as an additional layer of
reassurance and convenience for Canadian IT departments who are looking
to implement and manage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies within
their enterprises," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise
Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. "Security and privacy are
understandably held up as barriers to businesses embracing BYOD
demands. The KNOX solution allows employees to combine business and
personal in a single device, without compromising the security that IT
departments are looking for."
KNOX will be commercially available in selected Samsung GALAXY devices
from Q2 2013 onwards and for more information on the SAFE program,
please visit: www.samsung.ca/safe
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada enables Canadians to "Pursue their Passions"
by offering a broad range of award-winning digital consumer
electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products for
consumers and businesses. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global
mission to provide users premium experiences that are unparalleled due
to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result,
Samsung has become a true leader in the electronics industry both in
terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was
ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top
ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most
Innovative Companies of 2011".
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
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SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Canada
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