See how Knox mobile security system makes Samsung’s phones security impenetrable
Gone are the days when mobile phones were only used for communication. Nowadays the way of communication has become sophisticated and hackers have come to disrupt people’s security. Nowadays just a smartphone can tell you a person’s likes, dislikes, and even confidential information. Smartphone makers have to think about all dimensions to sell them in the market.
Samsung Knox not only addressed the problems present in the market but also worked in the direction of solving these issues. It has worked on a different layers to create a smartphone that is secure and easy to manage. Knox is Samsung’s brand for a wide range of technology products that provide defense-grade security and management. We will try to understand Knox in three layers through this article.
- The Knox base is built into the hardware and Android OS of all of Samsung’s latest mobile devices
- Those enterprises which are building sophisticated mobility solutions are helped by Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE), a software toolkit and set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide enhanced security and management.
- Knox cloud-based management tools and services that can be licensed to run on top of the Knox platform.
Security builds on android enterprise
All Galaxy smartphones, wearables, and tablets have inbuilt Knox first layer service that can be trusted for protecting your business data and confidential credentials. It has been built on the principle of trusting computing and hardware Root of Trust (RoT). It’s not something that is installed, it comes with all Samsung phones and is there because of Samsung Galaxy hardware, firmware, and Samsung extension in android. Malware can invade any OS easily but Knox’s holistic approach to security works differently later to make your security system impenetrable. a chip-based security system isolates your highly sensitive computational operations from the rest of the operations.
Knox Platform for Enterprise
Management and security services are among the most required things for enterprises. When International companies like Uber can be hacked by hackers we can’t even think about the plight of emerging enterprises nowadays. So Knox helps them in management and security, especially in healthcare and finance companies. Knox helps with these features through API and additional services. The KPE layer touches all aspects of Android management and security: granular device configuration, kiosk configurations, security options, device setting restrictions, pre-configuration of VPN, firewall and email apps, app controls, and more.
KPE feature Samsung DualDAR double encrypts your data inside a Galaxy device. It also allows third-party crypto modules for inner layer encryption.
Third layer security of cloud computing
Technology enterprises are destined to work together because it is the field where interdependency is an integral part of work. But with this comes a concern of security where cloud storage of data is vulnerable without a hard-to-crack security service that protects it. Knox service provides them with enterprise mobility management (EMM) that is installed both on-premises and in the cloud. For this Samsung has collaborated closely with many of the leading MDM software providers, including Airwatch, BlackBerry, and MobileIron, to ensure tight integration between the Knox platform and their device management tools. Samsung has developed its own cloud-based software solutions to fulfill enterprise needs. Different enterprises can work with it by simply registering on the Knox website.
With this article, we tried to build a 360° image for you on working with Samsung’s Knox service that works on different layers. Samsung’s multidimensional work in cloud storage, security, and management can be just a small part of the iceberg that we can see.