When Opportunity KNOX, Samsung Answers

When Opportunity KNOX, Samsung AnswersFresh off its full plate of announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last month, Samsung continues to make post-MWC waves, this time with the company’s latest efforts in the realm of mobile security.

Samsung Electronics recently touted the launch of KNOX 2.0, the evolution of KNOX, the company’s end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide “advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.”

The new features, we’re told, better support IT departments looking for reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device strategies.

Since October 2013 when KNOX was first commercially available in the market, Samsung has sold over 25 million KNOX-enabled devices and has over 1 million active KNOX users today. On average, 210,000 KNOX-enabled devices are being activated per month which is about 7,000 devices each day.

“Thanks to the rapid adoption of KNOX over the past 5 months since its first commercial availability, we needed to evolve the Samsung KNOX platform to meet the changing needs of our customers and the enterprise as a whole,” says JK Shin, President and CEO at Samsung Electronics. “As a leading provider of Android devices, it is our mission to make Android platform even more secure to lead enterprise mobility market.”

Promising cutting-edge core platform security, Samsung says KNOX 2.0 offers a series of improvements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps for a more secure, integrated mobile experience.

More will be known about the upgrade as we near its commercially availability in Q2 2014.