Good and Samsung Strengthen Relationship

Samsung Electronics and Good Technology has announced the immediate availability of Good for Samsung KNOX, merging Good’s app container and broad app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android.

This joint solution creates the most secure solution for enterprises and government agencies looking to accelerate their Android programs to drive secure mobile productivity. Good is now the only enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider whose secure container platform and app ecosystem is integrated directly into the KNOX security stack.

Good for Samsung KNOX creates a Good-Secured Domain within KNOX’s Security-Enhanced Android operating system, where any Good apps, Good-secured apps, or custom apps secured by the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform reside. Good also provides comprehensive support for KNOX’s extended mobile device management (MDM) API set.

Samsung KNOX is currently the only Android provider of defense-grade and government-certified mobile security complying with key US Government and Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives and other standards for mobile device security. This enables its deployment in government and other highly regulated enterprise environments. The Samsung KNOX platform received the STIG approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency to use in US DoD networks in May 2013 and was upgraded to STIG version 2 in April 2014.

“Together, Samsung and Good are addressing the growing importance of mobility management for enterprises by delivering a secure mobile productivity solution for Android that will relieve organisations of past concerns with Android adoption such as rooting, viruses and malware,” said Injong Rhee, executive vice president ofenterprise business, IT and mobile business at Samsung Electronics. “The combination of Samsung and Good represents the best solution for secure enterprise Android productivity – no matter whether corporate-liable, COPE or BYOD device ownership models are being used.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine