New Mobile Security Container and App Eco-System to Accelerate Enterprise Android Adoption and Mobile Productivity
Seoul, KOREA – February 3, 2015 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Good Technology™, leaders in secure mobility, today announced the immediate availability of Good for Samsung KNOX™, merging Good’s market-leading app container and broad app ecosystem with the Samsung KNOX enterprise security platform for Android. The launch of Good for Samsung KNOX represents the next step in the strong partnership between Samsung and Good to deliver world-class mobile enterprise security solutions after the companies first announced their partnership at Mobile World Congress 2014.
Good is now the first enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider whose secure container platform and app ecosystem are integrated directly into the KNOX security stack. This joint solution creates the enhanced secure solution for enterprises and government agencies looking to accelerate their Android deployment to drive secure mobile productivity.
“Together, Samsung and Good are addressing the growing importance of mobility management for enterprises by delivering an unmatched secure mobile productivity solution for Android that will relieve organizations of past concerns with Android adoption,” said Injong Rhee, executive vice president of enterprise business, IT and mobile business at Samsung Electronics. “The combination of Samsung and Good represents the best solution for secure enterprise Android productivity – no matter whether corporate-liable, COPE(Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled) or BYOD(Bring Your Own Device) device ownership models are being used.”
Good for Samsung KNOX creates a Good-Secured Domain within KNOX’s Security-Enhanced Android operating system, where any Good apps, Good-secured apps, or custom apps secured by the Good Dynamics secure mobility platform resides. Good also provides comprehensive support for KNOX’s extended MDM API set.
“The largest companies in the world trust Good Technology as the secure mobility leader, including all of the Fortune 100 commercial banks and other industry leading companies in over 190 countries,” said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO of Good Technology. “By partnering with Samsung to integrate our container and secure app ecosystem with the KNOX platform, we are delivering a comprehensive, layered solution to secure Samsung Android devices in the enterprise.”
Samsung KNOX is currently the only Android based security platform of defense-grade and government-certified mobile security complying with key US Government and Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives and other standards for mobile device security. Specifically, Samsung KNOX received the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to use in US DoD networks in May 2013 and was upgraded to STIG version 2 in April 2014. It has also received multiple certifications, including Common Criteria for Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals, FIPS, and UK CESG Guidance. Good Technology has numerous accreditations and certifications including ISO 19790, Common Criteria EAL-4+, FIPS 201-1 PIV. Together, Good for KNOX combined with the certifications Samsung has earned brings an unprecedented level of compliance and adherence into Government, Military and highly regulated industries.
For more information on Good for Samsung KNOX, go to www1.good.com/knox.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.
About Good Technology.
Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility solutions, providing the leading secure mobility solution for enterprises and governments worldwide, across all stages of the mobility lifecycle. Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end secure mobility solutions portfolio consists of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. More than 6,000 organizations in over 190 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE® 100 leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. Learn more at www.good.com.