Mobile device security has not always been the top priority for enterprises. However, with the gradual evolution of smartphones and the exponential increase in their use for entertainment and work-related tasks, has forced businesses to rethink this.
Today, in a world obsessed with privacy and security, the main concern for enterprises is to ensure privacy for their employees and end-to-end protection of corporate data.
Protecting sensitive data, therefore, has become a top priority both at a personal and business level.
Recognizing the need to mitigate this problem while ensuring a seamless user experience and to empower the workforce, Samsung came out with Samsung Knox.
Meet Samsung Knox
Knox is Samsung’s guarantee of security. Samsung designed Knox to address data security concerns so that your employees can use their devices with the peace of mind that their information will be securely maintained.
Samsung Knox consists of a highly secure platform built into Samsung devices and a set of solutions that leverage this platform.
The Knox platform consists of overlapping defence and security mechanisms that protect against intrusion, malware, and more malicious threats.
To further protect these devices for high-security use cases, Samsung developed resilient and user-friendly Knox solutions.
Knox IT solutions leverage the Knox platform and provide IT admins with end-to-end solutions, from configuration and deployment to managing, securing and maintaining devices.
Device Configuration made simple
IT admins usually have a hard time configuring devices for the enterprise. Knox Configure lets IT admins quickly and remotely configure and deploy devices and tailor them to specific needs with the cloud-based Knox Configure.
What is Knox Manage?
Mobile management made easy
Samsung Knox Manage helps in managing and securing your fleet of devices with a cloud-based EMM solution that increases business efficiency and secures corporate data.
Knox Manage empowers IT admins to remotely manage devices across multiple operating systems using a cloud-based command centre. Knox Manage can manage devices using the Android, iOS or Windows 10 operating systems.
Key advantages of Knox Manage
Painless Initial Setup
Using Knox Manage to control corporate devices is made easy with Knox Mobile Enrolment. IT admins can enable auto-installation of EMM client & enable automatic login with user credentials in the event of a requirement to factory reset the device. Automatic re-configuration can be enabled post factory reset.
Quick Start Wizard helps customers not using Knox Mobile Enrolment or not familiar with EMM to quickly set up the initial environment.
The wizard can also help in applying policies for the camera, GPS, email settings, factory reset, Wi-Fi settings, and push in-house and public store apps directly, and effortlessly, to the devices.
Smartphones are powerful portable computers, but with Knox Manage, an enterprise IT team can restrict how these devices are used to prevent leaking of confidential business data by employees through misuse. Knox Manage provides more than 280 policies, including whitelisting and blacklisting apps and websites to help IT teams manage the use of these devices.
IT admins can also manage devices based on pre-defined events – for instance, blocking access to cameras on employee phones during work hours, or establishing an exception policy to a specific user for a certain length of time.
Knox Manage also provides a built-in app launcher on the console and a customized kiosk screen. Hardware buttons usage can also be restricted.
Active Device Monitoring
Using Remote Device Monitoring features, IT teams can remotely access employees’ mobile devices, with their permission, to identify problems and provide a swift response, IT teams can easily monitor device status and fix incorrect settings or install new apps.
Client References for Knox
How UCS can help you with Knox
UCS has partnered with Samsung to provide licenses for Samsung Knox and assist its customers in successfully implementing Knox and securing their employee devices. To learn more about Knox and how UCS can help, please click here.