Samsung has unveiled a new mobile solution oriented business field. Samsung KNOX is a tool that protects smartphones system Android, since the structure of the data stored, through the business cutting applications. The company will deploy this tool in several terminals Family Samsung Galaxy. This solution is another step in the strategy of Samsung to strengthen the presence of its most powerful smartphones in the field of the company, which has already launched its solution SAFE in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Samsung KNOX is a response to the trend of BYOD, increasingly common in the business world. This trend is that employees use their personal devices (such as laptops, smartphones or tablets) for the job. Several studies have noted that this use of personal computers in the company can increase the productivity of users. But it also brings security risks. In addition, the platform Android has become over the months in one of the preferred targets for cybercriminals, leveraging the popularity and openness of the system to design specific malware.
Samsung KNOX protection is directed both to the field of application to the Android system. Each time the user wants to launch an application, the program verifies that the app is authorized and comes from a certified source. Otherwise, blocks access to prevent any incident. In addition, both business applications and sensitive data are opened in different virtual domains (like a sandbox or sandbox). Thus, it minimizes the potential damage that occurs if a malicious program gets to affect the system. In addition, the solution monitors the operating system to detect possible attacks or changes that have not been authorized in the structure of the platform, and can take concrete actions such as turning off the device.
Another highlight of KNOX is the ability to encrypt sensitive data and applications system business in a separate container from the rest of the memory. This encryption is done through 256-bit AES. ‘s container KNOX also create a separate environment with its own home screen and applications to separate the consumption profile of the job profile.
This tool is compatible with other solutions from the business, such as the deployment of virtual private networks (VPM) or programs to manage mobile devices centrally. This solution from Samsung will be available for some terminals Samsung Galaxy family (to be confirmed) and will arrive in the second quarter of this year. This tool complements the bet SAFE Company. This initiative reinforces the safety of devices and Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to increase its presence in the corporate market.