UK public sector workers can now use their Samsung Knox enabled devices at work. The UK government published an End User Devices (EUD) Security Guidance in which it recommends the usage of certain Android smartphones and tablets that have the enterprise security service enabled.
The devices cleared by the UK government include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5. Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out an updated version of Knox for the Galaxy S5 which utilizes the device's biometric authentication feature. Knox 2.0 comes with a sandbox mode, a new user interface and a marketplace that allows IT admins to deploy applications across all users phones remotely. While Knox 2.0 is available only on the Galaxy S5 for now, other Galaxy series devices will be getting the update in the second quarter. Samsung has also collaborated with Microsoft in bringing some of its enterprise services to Knox.
Graham Long, Vice President of the Samsung UK & Ireland enterprise business team, stated that the capabilities offered by Knox make it a credible security solution for government agencies.
Mobile device data security is a major focus for Samsung, and our KNOX technology provides a comprehensive solution for businesses and the public sector. We are pleased that our KNOX enabled devices have been cleared for use by the UK Government, and are confident given the period of intensive testing that the robust capabilities of KNOX act as a credible security solution for government agencies.
Our technology is widely used in both the UK public and private sector, and with this approval we are committed to working more closely with government departments and agencies that need to maintain high levels of security and data confidentiality on their mobile devices.