Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of the Samsung Knox, a secure Android platform for enterprise customers in Singapore. Key mobile operators and partners that offer Samsung KNOX are SingTel, StarHub, M1, Qool Labs, M.Tech, Malifax, and Trusted Source.
Multiple security and management enhancements have been incorporated into Knox from hardware to the OS and application layer to provide a high level of security, while retaining full compatibility with the Android platform. It incorporates Security Enhancement for Android, and integrity management services implemented in the hardware and the Android framework.
At the application layer, Knox offers a container solution that separates business and personal environments on a mobile device to seamlessly keep enterprise data secure while maintaining employee privacy. This separation is enforced by Security Enhancement for Android and file system level encryption, offering protection of business data and applications from viruses, malware attacks as well as hacking attempts on physical devices when devices are stolen or lost.
Compatible with existing common enterprise infrastructure such as MDM, VPN, and directory services, KNOX relieves application developers from the burden of developing individual enterprise features such as FIPS compliant VPN, on-device encryption, Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO), Active Directory support and Smart Card based multi-factor authentication.
Samsung Knox is available on the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (LTE) devices, as well as the upcoming Galaxy NotePro and TabPro line of tablets. The Samsung Knox license and technical support options are now available via key mobile operators and partners in Singapore.