MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Samsung Electronics
Canada today announced the first global availability of Samsung KNOX.
Samsung KNOX is a comprehensive security solution that ensures
enterprise customers (financial institutions, law firms, government
agencies and businesses) have a high level of security and protection
when employees use their own mobile devices at work or use their work
devices as part of their everyday life. Bell is the only Canadian
mobile carrier to offer a fully integrated Samsung KNOX solution for
"Bell is proud to be the first carrier in the world to offer Samsung
KNOX to Canadian business and government customers. It's a state of the
art solution for balancing IT, security and other corporate
requirements with employee satisfaction," said Wade Oosterman,
President of Bell Mobility. "More companies are implementing 'Bring
Your Own Device' strategies, and Samsung KNOX solves the challenges of
managing governance, compliance and security of mobile devices while
ensuring the privacy of employee as well as company data."
"We are excited to partner with Bell who will provide a seamless user
experience for customers who wish to deploy the KNOX solution with
popular Galaxy devices in their businesses, starting with the Galaxy
Note 3," 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 offers state of the art security and allows employees to
combine their business and personal needs in a single device, without
compromising the security that IT departments demand."
Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end solution that provides enhanced security
from the hardware through to the application layer featuring Security
Enhancements for Android, Trusted Secure Boot, and TrustZone-based
Kernel Integrity Measurement. KNOX also separates business and personal
data, allowing enterprises to manage corporate data independently from
personal user information.
Additional features include:
A suite of enterprise applications including email, file sharing, CRM,
browser, contacts and collaboration.
Compatibility with existing common enterprise infrastructure such as MDM
(Mobile Device Management), VPN and directory services.
Automatic integration of existing Android ecosystem applications
including FIPS compliant VPN, Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO), Active
Directory and on-device encryption.
Samsung KNOX is available today for the new Samsung GALAXY Note 3
through Bell, the only Canadian mobile carrier to offer a fully
integrated Samsung KNOX solution for business customers. Support for
the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available soon with additional Samsung
devices to follow.
For more information, please visit Bell.ca/KNOX.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media.
Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more
information, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for
community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning
consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal
computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of
Canada's Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine,
upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people
everywhere, providing 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 consumer 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".
SOURCE: Bell Canada
For further information:
Bell Media Relations
North Strategic (PR for Samsung Canada)