UK government gives the go-ahead for Samsung KNOX
Samsung’s plans to make KNOX the de facto security solution for governments and enterprises around the world have taken a giant leap forward today, as the UK government has officially declared that KNOX-enabled devices can be used by employees at work. The devices cleared by the UK government include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and the recently launched Galaxy S5 – more devices should be added to the list in the near future, once KNOX 2.0 rolls out to existing devices with features such as a new UI, better device integrity, support for apps installed from Google Play, and more (KNOX 2.0 also supports fingerprint authentication, but only on the Galaxy S5.)
Graham Long, Vice President of the Samsung UK & Ireland enterprise business team said:
“Mobile device data security is a major focus for Samsung, and our KNOX technology provides a comprehensive solution for businesses and the public sector. We are pleased that our KNOX enabled devices have been cleared for use by the UK Government, and are confident given the period of intensive testing that the robust capabilities of KNOX act as a credible security solution for government agencies.
Our technology is widely used in both the UK public and private sector, and with this approval we are committed to working more closely with government departments and agencies that need to maintain high levels of security and data confidentiality on their mobile devices.”