The current shift of smartphones and tablets in the workplace, as part of ‘bring your own device’ efforts, has confused companies trying to keep their networks secure. To entice organizations to use its smartphones, Samsung is heavily promoting its Knox mobile enterprise security offering.
The Korean electronics company hopes to see B2B mobile security evolve into a big business, and the company wants to include enterprise solutions alongside its strong consumer product catalog.
The U.S. FBI has ordered 26,500 licenses of Samsung Knox 2.0, which will be used on Galaxy S5 smartphones, according to reports. Longtime enterprise giant BlackBerry, which has struggled to compete with the Apple iPhone and Google Android, wants to limit losses to competitors. However, seeing Samsung and Apple encroach on its territory must be signaling alarm bells.
Here is what Graham Long, Samsung UK Enterprise Business division VP, in a statement to V3:
“They know there are three vendors their employees are using. They’re using an iPhone or Samsung, and occasionally, maybe one of the other vendors. They’re talking to us because they know our relationship with their employees who are choosing our technology in their personal lives and, by extension, work. [When wrestling with BYOD, they know they have to talk to us.”
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