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US DoD authorisation for Samsung mobiles

Green Hills Software : 18 March, 2014  (Application Story)
Data protection firmware on Samsung Galaxy smartphones gains approval for use on enterprise networks of the US DoD
US DoD authorisation for Samsung mobiles

Samsung Electronics and Green Hills Software have announced that Samsung KNOX Hypervisor has been approved for use on sensitive US Department of Defense enterprise networks. The Authority to Operate (ATO), performed under the auspices of the US Marine Corps, includes devices from the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets and represents a broad collaboration between Green Hills Mobile, Samsung, mobile network carriers, systems integrators and the US Department of Defense.

Samsung KNOX Hypervisor is a foundational firmware layer of data protection and isolation below the mobile operating system, enabling a level of certifiable security that enhances application-level sandbox mechanisms.

Whether devices are enterprise or personally owned, Samsung KNOX Hypervisor enables users to have complete confidence in the privacy of their photos, contacts, e-mail, and other information while enterprise and government IT administrators manage the device’s business use with complete assurance in the security of enterprise information both within the device and across the enterprise network.

“This industry first for Samsung and Green Hills is further evidence that the Samsung KNOX portfolio provides the scalable security solutions that address requirements ranging from personal consumer privacy to the highest levels of government and regulated industry certifications,” commented Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

“For the first time, mobile enterprise users can access the open Internet and Government sensitive networks simultaneously,” said Gordon Jones, Vice President of Secure Mobility, Green Hills Software. “This ATO opens up new markets for Samsung and Green Hills, delivering ultra secure mobile solutions on the most popular Android platforms.”

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