Samsung has received strongest ratings for its mobile security platform Knox in areas including authentication methods, encryption management, jailbreak or root protection and application vetting.
Samsung Knox provides enterprise devices with built-in security functionality. Starting from the time the device boots up to launching an app, Knox offers protection for the device all the way. The latest version of Knox is currently available for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and optimised for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
According to a report, Mobile Device Security: A comparison of Platforms by renowned market analyst firm Gartner, Samsung's latest security platform Knox version 2.6 got the most strong ratings for any mobile security platform. The firm analysed the core OS security features built into a total of 12 mobile device platforms as well as enterprise management capabilities. Samsung also managed to gain leadership in mobile security market though Knox, coupled with Samsung Pay.
"Guaranteeing users' privacy and device security is paramount, as smartphones are getting more widely used to store more data," Koh Dong-jin, company's mobile chief, had said earlier. He further promised that the company would provide top level Android security by counting to improve both hardware and software safety through Knox.
Knox has received strong ratings in all the evaluation areas related to enterprise usage, including corporate managed security. This suggests that Knox could be a great choice for business-to-business (B2B) security, said Samsung, which has accumulated more than four million enterprise users for Knox as of 2015, report the Korean Times.
Knox has received security certification from 26 countries, including the US, UK and China. Lee In-jong, vice president at Samsung IT & mobile communication (IM) division, in a statement said: "Protection of private information is the most crucial factor in the mobile environment today. We are proud to receive the highest ratings by providing the most powerful security with Knox."