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DoD: Work Remotely, Connect Securely With Samsung DeX and MobiKEY

Military personnel require secure access to mission-critical data — whether it’s on base, at home or deployed in the field.

Samsung DeX addresses this critical need by enabling personnel to get the job done anywhere. It accomplishes this by allowing users to easily connect their latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a convenient PC-like experience. Personnel can also operate securely with DeX knowing they’re protected by Knox, Samsung’s defense-grade, multilayered security platform which protects data from the chipset up through the application layer.

To further meet the needs of the military workforce, Samsung has now combined the power of DeX with Route1’s MobiKEY to provide users convenient Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card-authenticated access to a virtual desktop via their mobile device. This layered capability enables secure remote access to Department of Defense (DoD) networks through an authenticated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) session with cloud-based ecosystems vendors such as Amazon, Citrix and VMWare.

“MobiKEY allows a DoD user to be able to plug in a MobiKEY into any personal or non-secure device on a non-secure network, put their government CAC in, type in their PIN, and they’re back working on their DoD computers like they’re sitting in the office,” said Michael Seiler, Program Director, Navy/USMC, Route1, Inc.

Samsung DeX and MobiKEY provide a total solution that enables military personnel to use their Samsung Galaxy smartphones as both a mobile device and a convenient, CAC-authenticated desktop experience. Better yet, the solution helps DoD agencies save costs by reducing the number of desktops and laptops needed.

Learn more about how Samsung’s government solutions are helping agencies achieve better mission outcomes.

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Chris Balcik

With over 27 years of experience in the defense, intelligence and transportation industries, Chris Balcik currently leads Federal government sales for Samsung’s B2B Mobile division. Chris brings with him expertise in assisting public and private sector clients including the FAA, DNI and DoD on complex, large-scale systems engineering and technology transformations, concept of operations design, program management, business case analysis, and business process optimization. Prior to entering the civilian workforce, Chris was an Officer in the United States Air Force leading Command and Control support to military operations.

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