Samsung has announced a new feature that is designed to turn your personal smartphone into a business phone, Samsung Knox, which incorporates a security enhanced version of Android which was developed by NASA.
Samsung will make Samsung Knox available on selected Samsung Galaxy devices from quarter two of 2013, and it will be easily accessible via an icon on the homes screen of certain Galaxy devices.
KNOX incorporates Security Enhanced (SE) Android developed by NSA (National Security Agency),and integrity management services implemented in both hardware and the Android framework. At the application layer, KNOX offers a container solution that separates business and personal use of a mobile device.
This separation is enforced by SE Android and file system level encryption, offering protection of business data and applications from data leakage, viruses and malware attacks. Lightweight and compatible with existing common enterprise infrastructure such as MDM, VPN and directory services, KNOX provides reassurance and convenience for IT departments looking to implement and manage Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.
You can find out full details about Samsung Knox over at Samsung.
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