UK government certifies Samsung KNOX on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Samsung’s KNOX has been making its presence felt in the enterprise market in recent months, and the Korean giant scored a big one when Google announced it would be incorporating KNOX into the core of Android. The US government gave KNOX the green light for classified use last year, and so have a couple of other governments around the world. Now, the security solution has won the favor of the UK government and has been certified on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge for the UK’s Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) program for data-at-rest.
If you don’t understand what those words mean, a simpler way to put it is that both S6 devices can now be used by government organizations – including the police, hospitals, and others – without worry about any important data getting compromised. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge getting certified is a good achievement for Samsung, as government officials can now enjoy what are two of the best smartphones the company has ever put out while going about their everyday duties.
Graham Long, Vice President Enterprise Business Team, Samsung UK & Ireland had this to say about the certification:
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Mobile security and data confidentiality is of paramount importance to Samsung, and we are delighted that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have been recognised as the most secure devices for use by the UK government. CESG’s acknowledgment of Samsung KNOX is testament to the high standard of security offered by the Samsung Android platform and once again reinforces our leading position in area, helping to provide secure mobile technology to government organisations and businesses throughout the UK.