As we glide toward 2020, the range of mobile security threats targeting smartphone users are only getting more varied and sophisticated. Samsung Knox has been evolving even more agility to help provide defense-grade protection for both devices and the data that resides within them.
Knox has been designed to provide enterprise leaders with peace of mind and a flexible solution set they need in an increasingly diverse mobile world. Here are the five key ways Samsung Knox can keep your mobile devices secure:
Device integrity from the start
Any lingering doubts about Android's ability to work in large organisations that put a premium effort on security have been put to rest by the Samsung Knox platform. Knox provides enterprises with a rock-solid foundation as they begin a mobile initiative.
A multilayered security platform, Knox extends up from the chipset to the operating system and application permissions.
Business and personal data can coexist
Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) provides a more effective alternative by introducing features to isolate and encrypt business apps and data in containers, both at rest and in motion. By deploying a separate enterprise container on the mobile device, administrators can ensure that enterprise apps and data are protected against malicious apps inadvertently downloaded from third-party marketplaces and reduce the risk of data leakage.
If a device is lost or an employee leaves the organisation, the dual persona provided by Knox Platform for Enterprise means the remote wipe tools that can be used to erase the business partition and leave personal content and apps untouched.
Enterprises can now add two layers of encryption so that, whether a device is powered off or in an unauthenticated state, it can continue to be fully protected.
The challenge for IT departments has been keeping up with the customisation that the businesses demand, and then provisioning, securing and updating large fleets of mobile devices. Knox Configure addresses this hurdle head-on by offering a cloud-based approach to setting up a profile and pushing it to thousands or even tens of thousands of devices. This can all be done remotely, reflecting the day-to-day realities of large global organisations with highly distributed workforces.
Apps and settings can be preloaded so that everything is right there for the user from the moment they power up. To enhance security, device features that aren't necessary for the specific business use case can be disabled or locked down. In a nutshell, Knox Configure lets you transform a smartphone into a fully customised business tool.
Simplifying mobile device management
Samsung Knox Manage provides an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution, handling everything from event-based management and device location tracking to app whitelisting and block listing. Knox allows enterprises to configure EMM-based (enterprise mobile management solution) network platform analytics (NPA) tools to receive network statistics while the network is active and gather analytics efficiently for long sessions.
Staying current with updates and patches
Samsung Knox Enterprise Firmware-Over-The-Air (E-FOTA) not only helps IT teams deploy all the right patches on a schedule but also lets them conduct testing first to ensure compatibility between apps and the latest versions of their mobile operating system. Best of all, E-FOTA allows this to happen without user interaction, meaning they don't have to stop or interrupt their work to receive an update. Even unattended devices can be addressed so they're ready the next time employees turn them on.
Samsung Knox is the company's commitment to ensuring enterprise customers' data is safe on Galaxy mobile devices, providing IT administrators peace of mind, and users the freedom to work and play in any way they want. As Safer Internet Day is approaching, Samsung wants to raise awareness among people about using the internet in a safe way with the cybersecurity which can protect people's information and devices against intrusion, malware, viruses, and many more malicious threats.