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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Samsung KNOX 2.0 security platform

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Samsung announced today the global availability of KNOX 2.0 in Galaxy S5, the company?s end-to-end secure mobile platform, designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.

With today?s announcement, Galaxy S5 handset holders worldwide can now avail of the benefits that the KNOX Workspace can provide which means, a series of core security enhancements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps.

Plus, the new KNOX 2.0 features will give users the following: (1.) a cutting-edge core platform security, (2.) improved user experience, and (3.) an expansive ecosystem to meet the ever evolving enterprise mobility needs of customers which includes KNOX Workspace, EMM, Marketplace and Customization.

?KNOX has been widely deployed by enterprises since it became first commercially available in the market in September 2013,? said JK Shin, President and CEO, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. President and CEO Shin explained that this offering of the enhanced Samsung KNOX platform is their way to directly address the ever-changing needs of the enterprise. He also said that this is also to demonstrate their commitment to protect and respond to future enterprise mobility and security challenges.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with KNOX 2.0 will provide a more improved IT support for reassurance and convenience, so as to implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.

New and evolved features for the KNOX 2.0 platform:

  • Cutting-edge Core Platform Security ? KNOX Workspace offers a series of core security enhancements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps. The upgrade includes the following: TrustZone-Protected Certificate Management, KNOX Key Store, Real-Time Protection for System Integrity, TrustZone-Protected ODE, Two-factor Biometric Authentication and the Enhanced Generic Framework of KNOX.
  • Improved User Experience ? KNOX Workspace provides an enhanced user experience with new features for its container for a more flexible approach for enterprise deployment.
  • Expanding Ecosystem ? users will surely enjoy, since KNOX 2.0 will allow access to two new cloud based services, KNOX EMM and KNOX Marketplace, and a customization service, KNOX Customization. This upgrade means a broader KNOX 2.0 customer base.

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