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Samsung "Knox" It Out of the Park for the DoD

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Upon the completion of successful testing, The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has given the thumbs up to Samsung Knox devices and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has given the go ahead to use the Samsung Knox-enabled devices in an environment that mandates one of the highest security standards in the world.

In this ever-evolving BYOD world, one of the greatest challenges has been meeting corporate security standards while not infringing upon the user experience.  The National Security Agency (NSA) developed the technology -- Security Enhancement (SE) -- for Android which Samsung incorporated into Samsung Knox, along with integrity management services for both the Android framework and its hardware platform.  It protects business critical information from both malware attacks and data leakage by providing strong encryption, coupled with process isolation.

Samsung is not stopping at the DoD.  They continue to seek certification approval from other international governments in an effort to see these devices being used in governments around the world.

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