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Samsung KSA showcases security solutions customized for enterprise mobility management

The KNOX service is part of "Samsung Approved For Enterprise" (SAFE) offerings for smartphones and tablets.

Samsung HHPs (hand-held products) team has recently successfully concluded a workshop on Samsung devices and the accompanying Samsung KNOX mobile security solution that enable business and personal content to coexist on the same handset.

The KNOX service is part of “Samsung Approved For Enterprise” (SAFE) offerings for smartphones and tablets. It is basically intended for B2B usage and co-works with SOTI, the world’s most trusted provider of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions.

The workshop dubbed “Enterprise Mobility Management with Samsung S6 edge” held at Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh recently was aimed at delivering to Samsung’s B2B customers the advantages and benefits of the new Samsung mobile devices, especially its new flagship S6 edge, and the underlying security solution, KNOX, for B2B purpose or Enterprise deal.

With the prevalent trend of using personal mobile devices for work-related purposes increase, Samsung KNOX solves the challenge of managing both the personal and corporate data on the owner’s mobile device while ensuring corporate data security and not compromising the user experience.

KNOX technology enables user/owner to access corporate data while protecting both the corporation and the person/employee through an approach that segments personal from corporate information at the operating system (OS) level. It also helps to protect the employee’s privacy by fully supporting the containerization of corporate data without adversely affecting the user experience for the employee’s personal device.

During the workshop, technical experts from ShasTech, Samsung Electronics authorized maintenance provider in Saudi Arabia for its mobile phone and tablet products, joined hands with Samsung engineers in providing technical information and support about the new devices and assistance in further exploring the details of both the device and the solution for better results.

Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia, took the opportunity to present and discuss the salient features of the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy TAB Active (Ruggedized tablet), and KNOX. The Galaxy S6 edge has a new aluminum design, reflective surface, Theme options preference, 1.5 times stronger than other devices, and is the only device with an extended edge screen.

– Camera: Fast and quick launch through a double click on the main home key, high dynamic range HDR for both cameras (front and rear), super resolution
– Super-fast charging: It takes only 80 min for the battery to charge from 0 to 100 %. A charging pad will soon be also introduced at hotels (guests will only have to place the device on the pad for it to recharge)
– Processor: Exynos 7420 processor, 14 nm (first processor with this capacity to be used on a mobile devise… usually this is used in computers). Likewise, the processor demands less from the battery
– Security: Smart manager, KNOX, home key is a finger print scanner

Galaxy Tab Active:

– Built for business
– Anti-shock/ data and software protection
– Water and dust proof/ can remain for 30 minutes under at 1 m depth, though it is not made for diving, but perfect if in case water or coffee was spilled by accident
– Long lasting battery/Safety
– Display: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active has a 5.0-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. This equates to an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 441 PPI.

Moreover, at the workshop, it was also revealed that for better enterprise solution, Samsung is co-working with SOTI, a Canada-based company and an international provider, as a MDM (mobile device management) provider.

SOTI representative presented their solutions in terms of device management. And participants at the workshop were given a thorough understanding about the versatile KNOX solution.

Named after Fort Knox, a fortified vault building located within the United States Army post of Fort Knox, Kentucky, used to store a large portion of United States official gold reserves and occasionally other precious items belonging or entrusted to the federal government, KNOX software that creates a container inside the device for security and protection from any malware of breach. It creates another private mobile within your device, complete with its home screen, apps, and widgets.

In the Samsung KNOX container, one can use preloaded Samsung KNOX applications as well as applications from Samsung KNOX APPS. However, for security reasons, there may be restrictions on moving data into and out of the Samsung KNOX container and some applications may have their features restricted.

In addition, the participants at the workshop were told that SOTI Mobicontrol MDM solutions allow organizations to empower enterprise mobility through support for corporate-liable and bring your own device (BYOD) policies. SOTI MobiControl solves the unique challenges involved in managing, securing, supporting, and tracking mobile and desktop computing devices across all platforms.

Mobicontrol allows the company to manage the device from afar (it can upload, download, it can lock or unlock the device, it can also limit what Apps employees can use. The company can also track as well the devices location in the present and in the past where it went, as well as many other benefits that companies can utilize for better management of the device. In simple terms the five pillars of Mobicontrol: Manage, Support, Secure, Monitor, Track

As an official reseller of SOTI and KNOX in KSA, Shastech moreover gives its assurance and full commitment to provide all the technical services needed to enjoy the smart way of life – from the device down to the entire MDM solution.

At the end of the workshop, two brand new Galaxy S6 edge devices were given out in a draw.