CeBIT 2013 | Samsung shows off Knox security solution for enterprise customers
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Here at CeBit 2013, Samsung is providing an answer to the question of how many devices a user really needs. Given the increased use of tablets and smartphones in the workplace, individuals are forced into using separate devices for home and work, creating a variety of problems and headaches. As a solution, Samsung is introducing their new Knox technology, which gives users the option to combine the two while adding much needed security features.
First and foremost, Samsung Knox-equipped devices will feature Security Enhanced Android, software developed in conjunction with the NSA that is implemented into both the hardware and the Android framework. In addition, the basic Knox frameware provides users with two environments in one container, with one being under the control of a company's IT department and the other free for the user to do with it as he wishes.
According to the President and Head of IT at Samsung, users demand that their employers allow them to use the latest smartphones and tablets, both at home and at work. Unfortunately, this creates a security risk for employers in allowing vital information to be accessed remotely, a problem that Knox hopes to remedy. The technology has already made its way into the S3 and the Galaxy Note II, but it should become even more widespread in the 2nd quarter of 2013.