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Samsung punta sul mondo enterprise col lancio di Good for Samsung KNOX

Nicola Ligas

Google stenta ancora nel presentare il suo Android Work, del quale finora abbiamo visto solo timide apparizioni a dispetto del sito ufficiale, e Samsung non rimane certo a guardare, lanciando un nuovo ecosistema di app per accelerare l’adozione di Android in ambito enterprise ed incrementare la produttività in mobilità.

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Realizzato in collaborazione con Good TechnologyGood for Samsung KNOX crea un dominio “Good-Secured” nei sistemi Android con KNOX, dove possono essere usate le Good appGood-secured app, o app di terze parti garantita da Good Dynamics. Good dal canto suo fornirà ampio supporto per il set di API di Knox.

La mossa non è di grande interesse per il mercato consumer, ma è forse un assaggio di quello che avremo tra un mese con Galaxy S6, che potrebbe avere funzioni di sicurezza avanzate, anche in congiunzione sempre più probabile lancio di Samsung Pay, il sistema di pagamenti mobili del colosso coreano. A seguire il comunicato stampa originale.

Seoul, KOREA – February 3, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Good Technology™, leaders in secure mobility, today announced the immediate availability of Good for Samsung KNOX™, merging Good’s market-leading app container and broad app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android. The launch of Good for Samsung KNOX represents the next step in the  strong partnership between Samsung and Good to deliver world-class mobile enterprise security solutions after the companies first announced their partnership at Mobile World Congress 2014​

Good is now the first enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider whose secure container platform and app ecosystem are integrated directly into the KNOX security stack. This joint solution creates the enhanced secure solution for enterprises and government agencies looking to accelerate their Android deployment to drive secure mobile productivity.
“Together, Samsung and Good are addressing the growing importance of mobility management for enterprises by delivering an unmatched secure mobile productivity solution for Android that will relieve organizations of past concerns with Android adoption,” said Injong Rhee, executive vice president of enterprise 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(Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled) or BYOD(Bring Your Own Device) device ownership models are being used.​

Good for Samsung KNOX creates a Good-Secured Domain within KNOX’s Security-Enhanced Android operating system, where any Good appsGood-secured apps, or custom apps secured by the Good Dynamics secure mobility platform reside. Good also provides comprehensive support for KNOX’s extended MDM API set​

“Good is trusted in 100-percent of the Fortune 100 commercial banks and aerospace and defense agencies, as well as thousands of other businesses and public agencies,” said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO. “Now the millions of deployed Good-secured apps and containers can be easily integrated with Samsung’s KNOX-secure Android solution.”

Samsung KNOX is currently the only Android based security platform 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. Specifically, Samsung KNOX received the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to use in US DoD networks in May 2013 and was upgraded to STIG version 2 in April 2014. It has also received multiple certifications, including Common Criteria for Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals, FIPS, and UK CESG Guidance. Good Technology has numerous accreditations and certifications including ISO 19790, Common Criteria EAL-4+, FIPS 201-1 PIV.  Together, Good for KNOX combined with the certifications Samsung has earned brings an unprecedented level of compliance and adherence into Government, Military and highly regulated industries.

As part of the Good for Samsung KNOX license, Good customers also get the security of the Samsung KNOX platform included for the term of their subscription plus one renewal subscription. For more information on Good for Samsung KNOX, go to www1.good.com/good_for_samsung_knox.

Fonte: Samsung