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Samsung KNOX Receives Most “Strong” Ratings of Any Security Platform in Gartner Report Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms

Samsung KNOX Receives Most “Strong” Ratings of Any Security Platform in Gartner Report Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms

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Seoul, South Korea – April 13, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that Samsung KNOX 2.6, Samsung’s built in defense grade security that is ready for work right out of the box, received the most “Strong” ratings of any mobile security platform in the report “Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms” from Gartner, Inc.. The report, published on April 6, 2016 compared the core OS security features built into twelve mobile device platforms as well as enterprise management capabilities.

Gartner notes, “Security professionals must make informed decisions about deploying management software or mobile security apps, or whether they can rely on the various devices’ security controls. This assessment focuses on the security requirements that apply to mobile devices and compares the most popular mobile device platforms with respect to these requirements.”

“Samsung prides itself on providing end-to-end solutions that are secured at 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.”

Gartner gave Samsung KNOX the most “strong” ratings of any platform for Corporate Managed Security. Samsung KNOX is also the only platform with “strong” ratings for every security control listed in the Corporate Managed Security category according to the report. We believe this highlights Samsung’s industry leading position in categories such as Authentication Methods, Encryption Management, Jailbreak/Root Protection and App Vetting.

Samsung KNOX provides enterprise-ready devices with built in defense grade security, right out of the box. Anchored in the device’s hardware, Samsung KNOX protects the device from the moment it boots up all the way through launching an app. KNOX 2.6 is the latest version of Samsung’s mobile security platform, available on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices. The KNOX 2.6 security platform is also optimized for Android M, which contains a number of features that enhance security and user productivity.

Gartner subscribers can download the report here.

For more information about Samsung KNOX, please visit www.samsungknox.com.
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