Five years ago, Blackberry was the top dog in securing the data and privacy of the corporate and defence personnel. Now Samsung has taken over that mantle with its mobile security platform, Samsung Knox. With its protection and safety measures, Knox has been recognised as the strongest mobile security platform.
According to the coming reports, one of the leader in market analysis, Gartner, has conducted a test on various mobile security platform and Samsung’s offering received the highest rating when the factors such as authentication methods, encryption management, jailbreak or root protection and application vetting are considered. This tests have been conducted on 12 mobile security platform in total and tested in real world condition.
For readers who do not know what the Samsung Knox is, it is a platform from Samsung that secures your data from malicious software and snooping agents. It provides enterprise devices that are used by customers for storing sensitive data such as business proposals and defence contracts with built-in security features. From the time you switch on your device to the time you fire up an app, Knox regularly guards your phone and its contents.
The upgraded version is available for the S7 family and has been optimised for Android 6.0 (marshmallow).
“Samsung prides itself on providing end-to-end solutions that are secured to the core,” said Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software, and Services, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “In today’s mobile-first environment, data privacy and protection are the integral components of all mobile applications and services, and KNOX is a ready-made hardware-vaulted security platform on which many mobile applications can be built with strong security and privacy protections on Samsung smartphone hardware. We’re proud that Gartner has evaluated KNOX with the ‘Strong’ ratings in many aspects of security features.”
Samsung has announced that it has 4 million users for its security platform and has become one-stop solution for business-to-business (B2B) security.