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Several Samsung Galaxy mobile devices are now cleared to store classified information, paving the way for Samsung to tap a broad market of government agencies and private contractors that handle sensitive data. The green light for Samsung’s Knox security platform comes from the NSA, among other security agencies. Samsung Knox is cleared for storing classified data on several Galaxy devices. Knox initially met with resistance from some in the security industry, due to fears that it might be vulnerable, but the Department of Defense cleared Samsung devices earlier this year. The nod from the... Read more...
Mobile security has become an issue of increasing importance, as mobile use has skyrocketed in recent years while cybercriminals have simultaneously spent more time finding ways to attack. There are several solutions out there, but a major one is Samsung’s Knox. According to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, there may be a vulnerability in Knox as it runs on devices such as the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S4. The team reportedly discovered a hack that would let ne’er-do-wells access Knox’s secure container where apps are run and data is stored securely.... Read more...
That didn’t take long. Less than a month after the Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched on carriers with the the Galaxy Note 3 as its only partner, Samsung announced that an upcoming Premium Suite software update will allow the Galaxy Gear to play nicely with several other handsets, most notably the Galaxy S4. The list also includes the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, which will see the rollout of the new software starting today, and the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 mini, and Galaxy Mega phablet will get it in the coming months. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 In addition to substantially expanding Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung has previously rolled out a mobile security solution with KNOX, which is for Android devices and has been marketed to enterprises, primarily aimed at enhancing security amidst the BYOD trend. Earlier this year, KNOX was deemed a strong enough solution on Samsung mobile devices that the U.S. government approved it for use in governmental agencies and the military. Samsung is beefing up the solution even further now thanks to a partnership with Lookout Mobile Security. “Wherever KNOX will be, Lookout will be there, too,” wrote Lookout’s John Hering in a blog post. KNOX offers... Read more...
Many times, we'll see a consumer-based product repurposed for enterprise uses. But, occasionally, it works the other way around. Cloud services were largely an enterprise project for years, but now, cloud services dominate the consumer landscape. Samsung's Knox was built for enterprise, but this week it is being ushered into the consumer realm, too. For those unaware, Knox is said to be an end-to-end solution that provides security hardening from the hardware through the application layer; it implements a concept called "container" that is a separate secure execution environment for a set of pre-screened... Read more...
Security sure has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. Samsung's not getting left out, either, as it recently introduced Knox (like Fort Knox, get it?) in order to bring additional security measures to its phones and tablets. And now, Knox has a major stamp of approval. In a first for Android powered devices, Samsung smartphones and tablets with Samsung Knox can be used by the US Government and Military Services. The news comes just days after BlackBerry 10 devices were certified for use at the DoD, and this could very well help Samsung's Android lot become more of a staple in government... Read more...
Samsung is already gobbling up market share in the consumer mobile space, so why not tackle the enterprise, too? The company has already invaded the business world by virtue of the BYOD trend, but now Samsung is taking steps to improve device security by releasing KNOX, a “comprehensive mobile solution for work and play” for Android phones that’s designed to increase platform and application security as well as make mobile device management easier for IT. Platform security features include secure boot; Security Enhanced Android, which reduces tampering and security exploits by... Read more...