Zscaler, the global security cloud for the mobile enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to provide the industry’s first enterprise-ready mobile security solution. The deep integration of the Zscaler security cloud with Samsung KNOX, a secure Android platform for enterprise mobility, provides a streamlined, enterprise-ready solution for both Samsung and Zscaler customers.
This enterprise-grade mobile security solution from Zscaler and Samsung is made possible by extending the security and compliance policies from the Zscaler security cloud to Samsung KNOX. The Zscaler security cloud is centrally-managed and administers granular policy enforcement on a per-user/per-device basis anywhere in the world. Zscaler provides advanced security and real-time visibility for its users by meeting them en route to the Web services they consume and scanning all inbound and outbound Internet transactions. Samsung KNOX provides a container to separate work and personal environments to protect enterprise data and employee privacy. Together, these technologies give enterprises the additional security they need without compromising the user experience.
“We continue to evolve Samsung KNOX and our partner ecosystem to give enterprise customers the best solutions for secure enterprise mobility,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President and Head of KNOX Business Group, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “With more than twelve million users on the Zscaler cloud, we wanted to make our customer lives easier by strengthening our partnership with Zscaler and going to market together with a fully integrated, enterprise-ready solution.”
According to IDC, mobile malware is a top security concern among 68 percent of IT-controlled enterprises.[i] Zscaler research shows that browser and mobile applications present considerable risks for security and privacy. Whether an organisation implements a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenario or provides company owned devices, the purpose-built integration provides truly secure and efficient work and play environments on one mobile device. Together, Zscaler and Samsung can go-to-market with an integrated solution that safely enables true enterprise mobility.
“We are excited to partner with Samsung on our shared vision of Enterprise-Ready Mobile Security”, said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO, Zscaler. “The deep integration between Samsung KNOX and the Zscaler security cloud enables users to have the same policy and protection on a mobile device and a PC. The collaboration, which is the result of ten months of joint development, will help accelerate the adoption of mobile devices in the Enterprise. The joint solution will be a game changer in the Industry”
[i] Source: IDC, “U.S. Mobile Security Survey, 2013,” Doc # 240598, April 2013