Centify’s mobile management solution has been selected to power Samsung’s KNOX enterprise mobility management cloud-based service.
Following a collaboration period, KNOW EMM has been developed for all Samsung Galaxy devices and the multiple offerings. KNOX EMM is a cost-effective cloud-based service for organisations that want to enable Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets for business use with a simple remote device and mobile app management solution. Additionally, KNOX EMM is also available as a solution for centrally managing Apple iOS and non-Samsung Android devices and apps.
Injong Rhee, senior vice president of KNOX Business, IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics, said: “Leveraging Centrify’s cloud IAM, Samsung is delivering the industry’s only comprehensive and integrated EMM solution that combines cloud-based mobile device management with enterprise user identity federation for mobile and SaaS apps.”
With KNOX EMM, end users leverage the improved mobile productivity benefits of Zero Sign-on access to rich mobile and cloud-based SaaS apps, while IT can easily manage mobile containers. KNOX EMM is delivered as a cloud service that can be up and running in minutes, resulting in mobile security and seamless integration for organisations.
Shreyas Sadalgi, senior vice president of business development at Centrify, told IT Security Guru that Samsung KNOX was about offering mobile security options for Android and after collaborating with Samsung for 18 months, this offer was an end-to-end solution for device and applications.
“Mobile device management (MDM) focuses on mobile apps and it is combined in a single offering and offers a new solution for the pro-sumer and hardware user,” he said. “The Centrify IAM that we offer is now Samsung’s offering as a subscription offering and it is available for existing devices.”
Asked about mobile application management, Sadalgi said that the change it is seeing is with MDM moving beyond device management and focusing more on the mobile operating system, and enterprise mobile management to protect what is on the device and application that need to be protected.