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Defense-grade security

Get superior data protection on Samsung devices. Samsung Knox is a defense-grade enterprise mobile security platform that’s built from the chip up to enable easier management through advanced mobility software .1

 

Defense-grade security

Get superior data protection on Samsung devices. Samsung Knox is a defense-grade enterprise mobile security platform that’s built from the chip up to enable easier management through advanced mobility software .1

Designed with the promise of security at heart, Samsung Knox empowers you to be open to new ideas and ways of doing business. We build the Knox mobile security platform into the hardware and software of our mobile devices, making Samsung smartphones, tablets and wearables among the most reliable mobile devices available. Multiple layers of security create opportunities for advanced management and control not possible without Knox. Enabling mobility software and business services  that are not only simple, flexible and friendly—but also open to customization and innovation—Knox inspires freedom grounded in peace of mind. No matter where your team goes or what they do, Knox keeps hackers out and your company’s data safe from the second it turns on.

Designed with the promise of security at heart, Samsung Knox empowers you to be open to new ideas and ways of doing business. We build the Knox mobile security platform into the hardware and software of our mobile devices, making Samsung smartphones, tablets and wearables among the most reliable mobile devices available. Multiple layers of security create opportunities for advanced management and control not possible without Knox. Enabling mobility software  and business services  that are not only simple, flexible and friendly—but also open to customization and innovation—Knox inspires freedom grounded in peace of mind. No matter where your team goes or what they do, Knox keeps hackers out and your company’s data safe from the second it turns on.

Knox mobile security solution:
Protection from the chip up

Anchored in Samsung smartphone, tablet and wearable hardware, the Samsung Knox enterprise mobile security solution is also integrated throughout the software layers to separate data and constantly check the integrity of the device. These defense layers detect any tampering and ensure data is secure. Explore the layers below or download the whitepaper.

Anchored in Samsung smartphone, tablet and wearable hardware, the Samsung Knox enterprise mobile security solution is also integrated throughout the software layers to separate data and constantly check the integrity of the device. These defense layers detect any tampering and ensure data is secure. Explore the layers below or download the whitepaper.

Security Enhancements for Android
Real-time kernel protection</br> integrity measurement architecture
TrustZone
Secure / Trusted Boot and</br> Hardware Root of Trust

Advanced mobile security for Android

The Knox mobile security solution protects applications and data by strictly defining what each process is allowed to do and what data it can access. This allows Knox to separate, encrypt, and protect enterprise data within a managed container.

Real-time kernel protection integrity measurement architecture

Periodic Kernel Measurement & Real-time Kernel Protection work to constantly inspect the core software of the OS, the kernel. These checks ensure that requests to bypass device security are blocked and sensitive data is protected.

TrustZone

The Knox enterprise security solution leverages a processor architecture known as TrustZone, in which highly sensitive computations are isolated from the rest of the device’s operations, protecting enterprise data.

Secure / trusted boot and hardware root of trust

To prevent security measures from being bypassed or compromised, Knox uses Boot-time Protections backed by Hardware Root of Trust to verify integrity of the device during the boot process.

Knox security philosophy

Chipset

The Knox platform ensures only approved versions of system-critical software are loaded. As the platform is built-in, the trust starts in the hardware, with unique certificates burnt into the chipset of each device.

Knox warranty fuse

With these unique certificates, the Knox mobile security platform can verify each piece of software that loads. If verification fails, Knox either records the tampering by flipping a one-time fuse called the Knox Warranty Bit, or prevents further booting. Devices with compromised Knox Warranty Bits cannot use certain Knox features or services, such as Knox Workspace or Samsung Pay.

Rollback prevention

Rollback prevention ensures that a Samsung device is not downgraded to an earlier, vulnerable software version.

Chipset

The Knox platform ensures only approved versions of system-critical software are loaded. As the platform is built-in, the trust starts in the hardware, with unique certificates burnt into the chipset of each device.

Knox warranty fuse

With these unique certificates, the Knox mobile security platform can verify each piece of software that loads. If verification fails, Knox either records the tampering by flipping a one-time fuse called the Knox Warranty Bit, or prevents further booting. Devices with compromised Knox Warranty Bits cannot use certain Knox features or services, such as Knox Workspace or Samsung Pay.

Rollback prevention

Rollback prevention ensures that a Samsung device is not downgraded to an earlier, vulnerable software version.

Mobile security software

Without Knox security loaded, verified software can still be modified by the user, either intentionally or unintentionally. For example, by downloading a malicious app or malware.

Device monitoring

The Knox advanced mobile security platform ensures that system-critical software is not modified once loaded. The enterprise mobile security platform uses a set of technologies to protect the device kernel - the core of the operating system. It also protects applications and their data during runtime to detect malicious attacks as well as monitoring policy settings to quickly isolate any threat.

Rooting prevention

The Samsung Knox mobile enterprise solution is designed to protect the kernel and prevent rooting. This keeps the system processes and resources protected from hostile access and malware attacks.

Mobile security software

Without Knox security loaded, verified software can still be modified by the user, either intentionally or unintentionally. For example, by downloading a malicious app or malware.

Device monitoring

The Knox advanced mobile security platform ensures that system-critical software is not modified once loaded. The enterprise mobile security platform uses a set of technologies to protect the device kernel - the core of the operating system. It also protects applications and their data during runtime to detect malicious attacks as well as monitoring policy settings to quickly isolate any threat.

Rooting prevention

The Samsung Knox mobile enterprise solution is designed to protect the kernel and prevent rooting. This keeps the system processes and resources protected from hostile access and malware attacks.

Device attestation

For IT admins intending to manage mobile devices with an EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solution, Knox-enabled devices can provide you with an attestation, which lets you see if a device has been tampered with or not. Based on that, you can decide if the device can be trusted, and if it is allowed to receive sensitive corporate data.

Software approval

The Knox enterprise mobile security platform only loads and runs approved system-critical software on a device and can prove this to a third-party when requested.

Device attestation

For IT admins intending to manage mobile devices with an EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solution, Knox-enabled devices can provide you with an attestation, which lets you see if a device has been tampered with or not. Based on that, you can decide if the device can be trusted, and if it is allowed to receive sensitive corporate data.

Software approval

The Knox enterprise mobile security platform only loads and runs approved system-critical software on a device and can prove this to a third-party when requested.

EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) integration

The final step of the design philosophy is to make the trusted platform ready for enterprise use. This involves giving enterprises complete control and configurability over their data and applications using an EMM solution.

Security controls and utilities

Knox supplies a collection of controls and utilities. Encryption keeps data secure and confidential. VPN allows data to be easily and securely sent and received when working out of office. SSO allows data to be easily accessed with consolidated authentication for apps and data.

EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) integration

The final step of the design philosophy is to make the trusted platform ready for enterprise use. This involves giving enterprises complete control and configurability over their data and applications using an EMM solution.

Security controls and utilities

Knox supplies a collection of controls and utilities. Encryption keeps data secure and confidential. VPN allows data to be easily and securely sent and received when working out of office. SSO allows data to be easily accessed with consolidated authentication for apps and data.

Knox certifications

Knox certifications

The Samsung Knox mobile enterprise solution is trusted by governments around the world with some of the most stringent information and technology security requirements. We work closely with these organizations on a continuous basis to ensure that our products and solutions meet and exceed these requirements.

Knox certifications

Knox certifications

Knox certifications

The Samsung Knox mobile enterprise solution is trusted by governments around the world with some of the most stringent information and technology security requirements. We work closely with these organizations on a continuous basis to ensure that our products and solutions meet and exceed these requirements.

The Samsung Knox mobile enterprise solution is trusted by governments around the world with some of the most stringent information and technology security requirements. We work closely with these organizations on a continuous basis to ensure that our products and solutions meet and exceed these requirements.
samsung knox gartner

Samsung Knox received “strong” ratings in 25 of 28 categories in Gartner’s Dec. 2017 “Mobile OSs and Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms”.

Samsung Knox received “strong” ratings in 25 of 28 categories in Gartner’s Dec. 2017 “Mobile OSs and Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms”.

Works well with others
Only Samsung provides more than 1,600 APIs and 600 policies and is always introducing new policies to give you greater flexibility and control of your device infrastructure. We work with leading EMM partners to continuously develop new enhancements and features for more comprehensive device security and management.
Works well with others
Only Samsung provides more than 1,600 APIs and 600 policies and is always introducing new policies to give you greater flexibility and control of your device infrastructure. We work with leading EMM partners to continuously develop new enhancements and features for more comprehensive device security and management.
mobility management

Built into Samsung mobile devices

The Knox security solution is embedded into Samsung phones, tablets and wearables, and runs on both Android and Tizen operating systems. Knox mobile security platform features are active in your device from the moment you turn it on.

The Knox security solution is embedded into Samsung phones, tablets and wearables, and runs on both Android and Tizen operating systems. Knox mobile security platform features are active in your device from the moment you turn it on.

phone security

Phone security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled business smartphones, offering everything from premium features to exceptional value. 

tablet security

Tablet security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled business tablets, built for everything from customer presentations to workplace efficiency.

wearable security

Wearable security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled enterprise wearables, helping businesses increase productivity and keep employees connected.

phone security

Phone security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled business smartphones, offering everything from premium features to exceptional value. 

tablet security

Tablet security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled business tablets, built for everything from customer presentations to workplace efficiency.

wearable security

Wearable security

Explore Samsung Knox-enabled enterprise wearables, helping businesses increase productivity and keep employees connected.

Get started using Knox at your small or medium business with Secure Folder
Using Samsung Knox technology, Secure Folder is a FREE Samsung security app for Android that provides protection for personal apps and data on Samsung devices with authentication methods like pin, pattern or biometric verification.
Get started using Knox at your small or medium business with Secure Folder
Using Samsung Knox technology, Secure Folder is a FREE Samsung security app for Android that provides protection for personal apps and data on Samsung devices with authentication methods like pin, pattern or biometric verification.
Samsung security app
Advanced mobile security and management
Featuring advanced configuration and management options, robust VPN connectivity and comprehensive data usage analytics, Knox Platform for Enterprise should be the cornerstone of your mobile security strategy.
Advanced mobile security and management
Featuring advanced configuration and management options, robust VPN connectivity and comprehensive data usage analytics, Knox Platform for Enterprise should be the cornerstone of your mobile security strategy.
Knox Platform for Enterprise

Comparing Knox Platform for Enterprise and Android Enterprise

Explore the advantages offered by Samsung Knox devices and the Knox Platform for Enterprise standard and premium additions that go above and beyond the standard Android Enterprise security capabilities.

Explore the advantages offered by Samsung Knox devices and the Knox Platform for Enterprise standard and premium additions that go above and beyond the standard Android Enterprise security capabilities.

Introducing Knox 3.3 on Android

Top insights for mobile security

Recorded webinars

Sign up to replay detailed webinars on specific topics around Knox and mobile security.

Sign up to replay detailed webinars on specific topics around Knox and mobile security.

Adaptive and Secured Healthcare IT
WEBINAR

Adaptive & Secured Healthcare IT

Explore how Samsung Knox provides healthcare device security and granular device level controls, and how Samsung DeX can transform the way medical professionals work.

Cybersecurity Webinar
WEBINAR

Cybersecurity

Explore the major cybersecurity threats out there today and find out how Samsung delivers relentless data protection against attacks with Samsung Knox.

High Security Mobile Management Webinar
WEBINAR

High Security Mobile Management

Find out how we’ve integrated Samsung Knox with BlackBerry® software and create a defense-grade, end-to-end mobile solution that’s trusted and secure.

Adaptive and Secured Healthcare IT
WEBINAR

Adaptive & Secured Healthcare IT

Explore how Samsung Knox provides healthcare device security and granular device level controls, and how Samsung DeX can transform the way medical professionals work.

Cybersecurity Webinar
WEBINAR

Cybersecurity

Explore the major cybersecurity threats out there today and find out how Samsung delivers relentless data protection against attacks with Samsung Knox.

High Security Mobile Management Webinar
WEBINAR

High Security Mobile Management

Find out how we’ve integrated Samsung Knox with BlackBerry® software and create a defense-grade, end-to-end mobile solution that’s trusted and secure.

A Comparison of Mobile Security Platforms Webinar
WEBINAR

A Comparison of Mobile Security Platforms featuring Gartner

Hear about the most common threats to mobile devices today, how the current mobile platforms compare and how Samsung’s Knox platform has evolved.

DeX Solutions Webinar
WEBINAR

DeX Solutions

Hear how Samsung DeX, Samsung Knox and VMware® seamlessly work together to address your business needs.

Knox Mobile Security Webinar
WEBINAR

Knox Mobile Security

Hear how Samsung Knox provides industry-leading mobile security on Samsung devices to help meet the most rigorous security requirements.

A Comparison of Mobile Security Platforms Webinar
WEBINAR

A Comparison of Mobile Security Platforms featuring Gartner

Hear about the most common threats to mobile devices today, how the current mobile platforms compare and how Samsung’s Knox platform has evolved.

DeX Solutions Webinar
WEBINAR

DeX Solutions

Hear how Samsung DeX, Samsung Knox and VMware® seamlessly work together to address your business needs.

Knox Mobile Security Webinar
WEBINAR

Knox Mobile Security

Hear how Samsung Knox provides industry-leading mobile security on Samsung devices to help meet the most rigorous security requirements.

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1For the full list of Knox certifications, please visit samsung.com/knox