US Department of Defence approves Samsung KNOX software suite
Blackberry had a stronghold in the enterprise market due to its solid encryption and data security features. But since its fall, a lot of companies are trying to become the next Blackberry of the enterprise market. Samsung has just announced that US Department of Defense has approved five of its KNOX-equipped Galaxy devices into their product list of Defense Information System Agency (DISA). These devices include the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).
Although this is a huge step for Samsung, it does not mean that the DoD (Department of Defence) will start using these Samsung devices right away. It only means that these devices can be used by their employees on unclassified networks and other such agencies. Samsung’s KNOX software suite provides security features that enable users to have business and personal content co-exist on the same device. Users can switch to either modes by clicking a single button without a need to reboot the device.
Samsung says that their devices had to qualify for over 100 requirements for getting DoD certification including better encryption and intrusion detection. Samsung is planning to offer a larger line-up of devices to such agencies while cutting down the costs. Last month, UK government gave a similar go ahead to Samsung KNOX devices.