Samsung and Google have announced that the upcoming version of Android will be able to see the integration of some bit of Samsung’s KNOX technology. It does seem as though the next generation Android version will open up its doors to the enterprise market as well, boasting of a separate container that allows the mobile operating system to manage and secure business data. Samsung has worked alongside Google to make sure that users of mobile devices will be able to enjoy a resilient and secure mobile platform.
Not only that, this partnership will hopefully mean that both the end user privacy as well as its experiences will not be compromised, enabling users to enjoy a similar Android experience while they are at work, just as though when they are doing so personally. Samsung KNOX remains the only Android provider when it comes to defense-grade and government-certified mobile security that will comply with key US Government and Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives, not to mention in accordance to various standards for mobile device security.
Just how are its “credentials” like? We are looking at the Samsung KNOX platform being a recipient of the STIG approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency for use in US DoD networks, before receiving an upgrade to STIG version 2 in April earlier this year. This should give you some room to breathe easy when it comes to your enterprise data, don’t you think so? [Press Release]