AirWatch announces integration with Samsung KNOX for enterprise-ready Android deployments. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure solution that provides security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. The KNOX platform retains full compatibility with Android and the Google ecosystem while engineering fundamental security and management enhancements, including its unique application container technology which enables enterprises to support both BYOD and Corporate-Liable models without compromising corporate security or employee privacy.
“AirWatch has over 20 years of experience in true enterprise mobile solutions, and partnership with AirWatch will bring reassurance and convenience for IT departments looking to implement and manage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President, B2B R&D Group, Samsung Electronics.
AirWatch already implements the most Samsung SAFE features of any EMM provider and will provide same-day KNOX support allowing enterprises and government institutions to:
Create container on the device
Enforce container passcode
Configure corporate email in the container
Set VPN policies at the application level
Allow ability to silently add, remove and update apps in the container
Enable single sign-on
Encrypt by default
Restrict all access to container applications and data to the container space
“Samsung KNOX is a significant step in enterprise readiness for Android and allows businesses and government institutions to adopt new mobile device types with enterprise-grade security into their mobile ecosystems,” said John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. “AirWatch delivers the flexibility to implement and manage diverse mobile operating systems and platform iterations through strong OEM integration. Samsung SAFE and KNOX management support provide our customers additional options to protect personal data while ensuring corporate data loss prevention, especially for BYOD programs.”