The rise of bring your own device (BYOD) policies has given organizations the power to enhance efficiencies and increase worker productivity, but it’s also ushered in unique mobile security challenges. Today’s businesses face the task of ensuring data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands as the line between work and personal use becomes increasingly blurry.
For Samsung partners, the challenge of mobile security represents opportunity, because businesses will be looking to channel partners for help in maximizing BYOD, a trend that’s here to stay. According to MarketsandMarkets, the BYOD and enterprise mobility market will grow at an annual rate of 25 percent over a span of six years, from almost $72 billion in 2013 to an astonishing $266 billion in 2019.
Combining the Best of Both Worlds
Samsung’s KNOX Workspace and KNOX Premium products allow partners to enable businesses to offer their employees the best of both worlds, personal mobility benefits with business security.
Samsung’s best-of-breed KNOX offering provides organizations with defense agency-grade security technology that’s both Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)- and Common Criteria-certified. Businesses can protect their mobile-device fleets by creating containers on every phone and tablet to segregate personal and business applications and their data to maintain control over devices without compromising user productivity.
With KNOX, managing work flow and security across both corporate-liable (CL) and individual-liable (IL) devices is easier than ever. Meanwhile, employees can say good-bye to the days of carrying around two or more phones, securely switching between personal and work on a single device.
KNOX Workspace and KNOX Premium
Aimed at large enterprises, government agencies and regulated industries, KNOX Workspace is the most advanced, flexible and scalable version of Samsung’s KNOX solution, ideal for customers currently using a mobile device management (MDM) solution to manage their devices.
KNOX Premium targets small and midsize businesses (SMBs) requiring both a Samsung container solution and a low-cost, cross-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. Both products offer an expanded menu of advanced policy controls for containerization on Samsung Android phones, phablets and tablets, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Tab Pro.
The Samsung KNOX platform is unique among mobile device security solutions, because the integrity of the software is verified by processes stored in the hardware. The KNOX platform comes standard in most new Samsung devices, and partners can sell the Workspace and Premium paid container solutions by simply activating the licenses to provision them.
The Power of Technology
Named the best security product at Mobile World Congress 2015, KNOX seamlessly integrates with end-to-end mobility solutions and includes support for the most utilized virtual private networks (VPNs) on the market.
Samsung is committed to growing Samsung Business into a $20 billion annual business by 2020, and KNOX is a key component of this mission, providing partners with the opportunity to generate more sales and create more recurring-revenue service engagements than any other competitive solution for Android, iOS or Blackberry.
Samsung is also dedicated to helping partners develop their own powerful KNOX solutions. The vendor offers provisioning, warranty and repair services for KNOX-enabled devices, along with enterprise custom application development and training support, as well as strategy planning and consultation services. Samsung’s portfolio of tools and resources aimed at helping partners educate customers about KNOX and generate demand is comprehensive and growing.
In addition, Samsung offers KNOX Customization, services and tools addressing the needs of specific vertical industries. Systems integrators finding success with KNOX Customization solutions serve a host of industries and sectors, including retail (Conversa), financial services (Publicis Groupe) and transportation (SCIS Air Security).
The Proliferation of BYOD
With two-thirds of businesses now offering BYOD programs to employees, the opportunity to provide KNOX security and management services to organizations has never been greater.
With KNOX Workspace and KNOX Premium, partners can offer a one-of-a-kind mobile device security and management platform for Samsung Android devices. Serving up defense-grade hardware security and the ability to create an impenetrable partition between an end user’s personal profile and sensitive, organization-controlled apps, data and resources, KNOX is the key to helping businesses make the most of their BYOD and mobility implementations.