Its has been revealed this week by Samsung that their new flagship smartphone unveiled this week in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a variety of features that enhance the new Samsung Knox 2.0 enterprise security application.
Samsung Knox 2.0 has been designed to run on Samsung devices running Google’s Android 4.4 operating system or higher but includes unique features that are specifically tailored to add extra security when used with the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
Features of the Samsung Knox 2.0 app include Knox Key Storage that generates and stores encryption keys in a protected “TrustZone” environment. As well as the new two-factor biometric authentication, which requires both password and fingerprint verification to unlock the Galaxy S5. You can see a demonstration of the new Galaxy S5 fingerprint authentication system in action below.
Samsung is also working to make their Samsung Knox 2.0 more flexible for IT administrators to use and configure and also revealed that 210,000 Knox-enabled devices are being registered each month, roughly equating to around 7,000 devices a day.
“Achieve enterprise mobility with enhanced Security and innovation. With constant vulnerability coming from “always-on” devices, enterprises are seeking innovative mobile security solutions. Samsung KNOX provides comprehensive device protection while utilizing a separate container to manage and secure business data.”
The Samsung Knox 2.0 security app will be provided pre-installed with the new Samsung Galaxy S5 but those Android users with older Samsung smartphones can easily upgrade if they are running the Android 4.4 operating system. For more information on the new Samsung Knox 2.0 jump over to the Samsung website for details.
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