Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)

Samsung outs SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy handson

BlackBerry has Balance, and no more than a month after the company once known as Research in Motion debuted its first BB 10 handset, Samsung has a dual-workspace solution of its own: SAFE with Knox. Unlike SAFE, which stands for Samsung for Enterprise, Knox, which was named for the Army outpost where America stores much of its gold, was not crafted into an acronym (though we imagine marketers dedicated at least one meeting to the cause). It’s appropriately named, given the company’s plans to dominate the enterprise industry with what’s soon to be “the most comprehensive mobile security solution.”

So what will you find within the Fort Knox of the smartphone world? It’s an IT manager’s pipe dream, of sorts. A comprehensive collection of features that include Security Enhanced (SE) Android, secure boot, TrustZone-based Integrity Monitoring (TIMA) for protecting the kernel, Single Sign On (SSO) and that application container concept made famous by BlackBerry, just to name a few. Best of all, Knox will ship preinstalled on select devices, all sold as one SKU — in other words, consumers and enterprise customers alike will be taking home identical handsets, simplifying the process significantly for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) businesses. We’ll explain in a bit more detail in our hands-on video after the break.

Gallery: Samsung SAFE with Knox hands-on

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