Samsung is expanding its Knox security platform with a new group of business-focused tools. The new Knox will move beyond not just mobile, but security as well, transforming into the platform on which Samsung's enterprise services are built.

Part of this expansion, according to Samsung, is increasing support for more platforms. While Knox already supports Android, its new tools will also support Samsung's Tizen operating system.

In expanding beyond security, Samsung will use Knox to provide solutions for different kinds of businesses, including healthcare, finance, and the auto industry.

Press release:

Samsung Knox Now Leading the Next Evolution of the Enterprise

Samsung is expanding Knox as a suite of purpose-built business tools that go beyond mobile

April 27, 2016 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Samsung Knox, the award winning, defense-grade security platform, is expanding to offer a suite of purpose-built, innovative and intuitive business tools designed for the ways people want to work. The new Samsung Knox is taking the platform beyond mobile to serve as the foundation for all Samsung enterprise solutions and services.

"As we move closer each day to a world where all things are connected, strength of security has never been more important," said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "As a renowned mobile security platform with notable government certifications, placing Samsung Knox at the foundation of all solutions and services will deliver the infrastructure needed to advance Samsung's commitment to the enterprise."

Secure Compatibility with More Devices

An important step in the expansion of Samsung Knox is its security coverage for Samsung devices from flagship devices to many mid-tier devices including select smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Samsung Knox is available on wearable devices such as the Samsung Gear S2. This means many more Samsung device owners will be able to benefit with Samsung Knox's defense-grade protection.

Platform Expansion to Drive Interoperability

Samsung Knox is designed with multi-platform interoperability to work with existing IT assets. This commitment to interoperability will now be extended beyond the Android operating system to include Samsung's Tizen operating system. Samsung Knox also works seamlessly between Internet of Things solutions with a collection of open APIs and SDKs. In addition, Knox is supported by over 120 enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers worldwide, and performs with all popular single sign-on (SSO) and virtual private network (VPN) solutions to preserve enterprise legacy IT investments.

Beyond Security, Beyond Mobile

Since its launch in 2013, Samsung Knox has become a trusted and robust mobile security platform, protecting the device at every layer from hardware through software to application. With this next evolution, all Samsung enterprise solutions and services including healthcare, automotive, finance and other segments will be built on the Samsung Knox platform.

"Samsung Knox allows us to offer our customers a better way to manage security and increase productivity," said Robert Schukai, Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters. "By partnering with Samsung, we can take advantage of a networked world by empowering people to see connections, use insights and make decisions when it counts. Samsung Knox is pushing forward our connected future."