Samsung to Add Biometric Functions to its Mobile Security System

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Samsung Electronics is looking forward to adding various types of biometric sensors to its mobile security system.

In a forum in Hong Kong, one of the executives of Samsung Electronics said that the company is looking into the possibility of using biometrics in its security system and they also expect it to be available even for low-end smartphone models.

?We?re looking at various types of biometric [mechanisms] and one of the things that everybody is looking at is iris detection,? Samsung?s senior vice president Rhee In-jong, the one that spearheaded the development of Knox, told analysts and investors.

Biometric authentication offers security to mobile devices today ? one of which is using a user?s fingerprint as a scanner. It could be remembered that Samsung first adopted fingerprint scanning through its Galaxy S5 launched in April.

?We, as a market leader, are following the market trend,? he said, adding that the there is a big possibility of adding iris detection function in their high-end phones first.

Iris recognition is a biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of the irises of an individual’s eyes, whose complex random patterns are unique and can be seen from some distance. Iris recognition uses camera technology with subtle infrared illumination in order to acquire images of the detail-rich.

It could be remembered that just recently, Samsung Electronics announced the global availability of KNOX 2.0, the company?s end-to-end secure mobile platform designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.

KNOX 2.0 is expected to provide better support for IT departments looking for reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.


?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. ?As a result of this rapid adoption, we needed to evolve the Samsung KNOX platform to directly address the ever-changing needs of the enterprise as we demonstrate our commitment to protect and respond to future enterprise mobility and security challenges.?

Samsung KNOX is a holistic enterprise platform based on constant innovation in mobile security technology.

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