A recently released Gartner, Inc. report has awarded Samsung Electronics’ KNOX 2.6, a built-in defense grade security feature, the most “Strong” ratings of any mobile security platform for its Corporate Managed Security.
The report, ‘Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms’, compared the core OS security features built into twelve mobile device platforms as well as enterprise management capabilities.
In the report, Gartner notes that security professionals must make informed decisions about deploying management software or mobile security apps, or whether they can rely on the various devices’ security controls.
“This assessment focuses on the security requirements that apply to mobile devices and compares the most popular mobile device platforms with respect to these requirements.”
Samsung KNOX was also the only platform with “strong” ratings for every security control listed in the Corporate Managed Security category according to the report.
Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Services said that they believe it will highlight Samsung’s industry leading position in categories such as Authentication Methods, Encryption Management, Jailbreak/Root Protection and App Vetting.
“In today’s mobile-first environment, data privacy and protection are the integral components of all mobile applications and services, and KNOX is a ready-made hardware-vaulted security platform on which many mobile applications can be built with strong security and privacy protections on Samsung smartphone hardware. We’re proud that Gartner has evaluated KNOX with the ‘Strong’ ratings in many aspects of security features.” He added
Samsung KNOX provides enterprise-ready devices with built in defense grade security, right out of the box. Anchored in the device’s hardware, Samsung KNOX protects the device from the moment it boots up all the way through launching an app.
KNOX 2.6 is the latest version of Samsung’s mobile security platform, available on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge devices. The KNOX 2.6 security platform is also optimized for Android M, which contains a number of features that enhance security and user productivity.