Don’t Let Security Concerns Stop You From Embracing Mobility

Don’t Let Security Concerns Stop You From Embracing Mobility

There is no question that heading into 2019, mobility is critical to a company’s efficiency, profitability and growth. At the same time, the use of mobile devices increases the business’ attack surface and extends the security agenda.

 

From phishing scams to device theft, data breaches due to inadequate mobile security have become a real concern. According to Verizon’s latest Mobile Security Index, 93 percent of businesses say mobile devices present a serious and growing threat, and 79 percent cited intentional or accidental employee misuse as the most significant security concern.

 

Common Mobile Security Concerns

 

There are many ways that mobile security can be compromised […] Read more

EMM Vs MDM

EMM Vs MDM

With the phenomenal rise of mobile devices in the workplace, mobility solutions have now become vital for management, accessibility, and security of these devices.

Mobile Device Management refers to the administration of mobile devices, and spawned similar strategies like Mobile Application Management, Mobile Content Management, Identity and Access Management etc. Gartner in 2014 formally adopted the term Enterprise Mobility Management, which encapsulated all these terms.

Some people in the mobility space still use EMM and MDM interchangeably, even though both programs have evolved differently, and they largely differ in the security controls they offer.

So, let’s understand what your organization requires more – MDM […] Read more

10 Benefits MDM Brings to School

10 Benefits MDM Brings to School

Because of the exponential growth in the use of information technology, schools are incorporating mobile devices into their curriculums, to prepare students for their future employment. World-wide, schools are implementing digital pedagogies with either shared mobile devices, dedicated 1:1 schemes or BYOD.

However, a mobile learning strategy presents numerous challenges. Schools need a means to manage, monitor and maintain a host of mobile devices, protect students from harmful online content, and ensure that their devices are secure.

Perhaps you are looking for a Mobile Device Manager for the first time, or perhaps your current application is limiting your mobile learning strategy. Selecting […] Read more

Knox Platform for Enterprise goes beyond Android Enterprise

Knox Platform for Enterprise goes beyond Android Enterprise

Samsung and Google have been diligently working to advance and secure enterprise mobility, and today we see improvements around both Google’s Android operating system and Samsung’s Knox platform that make it easier than ever for businesses to stay connected, protected, and productive.

 

Samsung launched Knox in 2013, designing a mobile security platform that was embedded into the hardware and software of most of its Android tablets and smartphones. We built a suite of IT solutions that leverage this platform and address a variety of business needs through the entire device life cycle. Today, we call this evolved platform Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE).

 

During this time, Google […] Read more

Unique Advantages of Knox App Management

Unique Advantages of Knox App Management

What sets the Knox platform apart from other mobile platforms are the advanced app management features not found in other solutions, providing additional advantages that enable enterprises to be fully efficient and productive.

 

App control

Clear cache data:

Remove cache memory for an individual or list of apps to help optimize space and have complete control over your data.

Set default apps by intent:

Set an app as the primary app for a given task. For example, ensure your solution only uses a certain Internet browser or force your SMS service to comply with your strict company policies.

Admin privilege:

An admin can prevent the activation […] Read more

Granular Device Management – Custom Boot Banner

Granular Device Management – Custom Boot Banner

Samsung Knox is the only mobile platform that allows an enterprise to natively change the device boot logo. In many industries, such as government or defense, this change is mandatory for compliance. Through the Knox Platform, enterprise IT admins and developers can customize the following:

 

Samsung boot up display
Splash screen animation, when the device is turned on or off
Lockscreen image, which can provide an enterprise logo or contact info for lost phones

 

Enterprises can use these capabilities to mitigate problems such as the following:

Phone is lost and found:

Owner information is available by simply powering on the device. There is no need to […] Read more

Granular Device Management – Split Billing (Dual APN)

Granular Device Management – Split Billing (Dual APN)

Split billing separates enterprise and personal data usage.

 

In Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) deployments, enterprise billing allows employees to be properly compensated for data costs generated from work-related app usage.
In Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) deployments, enterprise billing allows employers to pay for data usage incurred only for work purposes.

 

Split billing also works with dual SIM devices, by mapping some apps to using the data plan from one SIM, and other apps to the other SIM’s data plan.

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Device Software Update Management – Knox Control over User Updates

Device Software Update Management – Knox Control over User Updates

A wide range of EMM partners support Samsung’s firmware management features, integrating firmware management with other asset management activities. IT admins can use these tools to test and deploy software updates in a consistent and low-risk way. Through EMM solutions, enterprises can restrict users from loading unauthorized firmware, through their devices or USB- connected computers.

 

Through the Knox Platform, enterprises can:

 

Prevent firmware rollback:

This option prevents valid, but out-of-date firmware versions from being maliciously or accidentally installed onto an enterprise’s devices. On Samsung Knox devices, a Rollback Prevention fuse encodes the minimum acceptable version of Samsung-approved software. With specific updates, the next […] Read more

App Container – Knox Workspace

App Container – Knox Workspace

Knox Workspace is an app container that provides enterprises with a solution to securely isolate personal and work data on one device. Protected by best-in-class hardware security, Knox Workspace provides IT admins with granular management policies. The Knox Workspace goes far beyond the standard data isolation provided by competitor container solutions. […] Read more

Manageability Highlights

Manageability Highlights

Device management services

To address a variety of business needs beyond security, the Samsung Knox portfolio is complemented by robust cloud services that ease mobile device deployment, customization, and management. These services include:

 

Knox Mobile Enrollment:

With this free service, enterprises can use a web console or REST API calls to automate device enrollment, either individually or in bulk. After an IT admin registers a device with this service, the device user simply turns it on and connects it to a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network to enroll it with an EMM system. There is no manual enrollment of individual devices, and no […] Read more