20 Apr 2016

Samsung Knox receives most “strong” ratings of any security platform in Gartner report Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms

By Samsung Knox News

This press release was originally posted on Samsung Newsroom, and the original article can be viewed here

On behalf of the SEAP team, we are pleased to share some recent news related to Samsung Knox. In a new Garter report on mobile device security, Samsung Knox 2.6 received the most “Strong” ratings of any mobile security platform. The report, published on April 6, 2016, compared the core OS security features built into twelve mobile device platforms, as well as enterprise management capabilities. Gartner gave Samsung Knox the most “strong” ratings of any platform for Corporate Managed Security.  Samsung Knox is also the only platform with “strong” ratings for every security control listed in the Corporate Managed Security category according to the report. 

“Samsung prides itself on providing end-to-end solutions that are secured at the core” said Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.  “In today’s mobile-first environment, data privacy and protection are the integral components of all mobile applications and services, and Knox is a ready-made hardware-vaulted security platform on which many mobile applications can be built with strong security and privacy protections on Samsung smartphone hardware.  We’re proud that Gartner has evaluated Knox with the ‘Strong’ ratings in many aspects of security features.”

Gartner notes, "Employees who wish to purchase the latest and greatest devices may find enterprises unable to support them due to the lack of security controls." With so many devices on the market, ensuring overall mobile security protection will continue to be a challenge. Due to its stringent security capabilities, we feel IT departments may recommend employees select Knox-based devices.

The performance of Samsung Knox on the Garter report highlights Samsung’s industry leading position in categories such as Authentication Methods, Encryption Management, Jailbreak/Root Protection and App Vetting. SEAP is proud to provide its partners and developers with access to the tools and resources necessary to integrate and build on the trusted Samsung Knox security platform. 

For more information about Samsung Knox, please visit www.samsungknox.com