Lookout Inks Major Mobile Security Deal with Samsung

Lookout Inks Major Mobile Security Deal with SamsungOne of the biggest names in mobile security is now in business with Samsung, the maker of some of the world’s most popular and pervasive mobile devices.

Lookout confirmed on Wednesday a business relationship with Samsung Electronics in order to bring Lookout to mobile devices with Samsung KNOX.

With one out of three businesses allowing employees to use devices for work today according to Gartner, mobile security is more important than ever, Lookout said today.
“We’re excited to partner with Lookout to bring an additional level of security to Samsung KNOX. Lookout is the leader in mobile threat protection, and through attachment scanning and safe browsing they are uniquely equipped to address business mobile security and the evolving challenges in the BYOD movement,” explains Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end solution that provides security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. Lookout for KNOX will include real-time, cloud-based scanning to protect against mobile threats from email attachments, web browsing, and any type of file sharing services.

“Samsung is a market leader in mobile devices for business, and we’re excited to work together to bring Lookout to KNOX,” stated John Hering, CEO of Lookout, in a press release issued this morning. “Protection against mobile threats for devices in the workplace is critical, and we’re excited to announce we’re expanding to address the unique needs of businesses.”