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Samsung KNOX Strengthens Mobile Security With Highly Anticipated Cisco AnyConnect 4.0 Integration

January 29, 2015

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Samsung KNOX Strengthens Mobile Security With Highly Anticipated Cisco AnyConnect 4.0 Integration

SEOUL, Korea – January 28, 2015 – Mobility-minded enterprises can now equip themselves with the latest in mobile security, AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX. Samsung’s advanced Android platform unites with Cisco AnyConnect 4.0, the leading enterprise VPN solution, to provide secure and seamless connectivity over the robust KNOX mobile platform.

The demand for secure mobility continues with increasing mobile adoption and a highly dynamic threat landscape.
Enterprises want the benefits of mobility without compromising security.Samsung KNOX is an advanced mobile platform designed to provide innovative device, application, and data protection. AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX provides customers the ability to achieve tighter security control while enabling flexible per-application access to corporate resources via mobile VPN services. This minimizes the potential of non-approved applications from compromising enterprise networks and data.

“We are very excited to raise the standard of secure mobility to a higher level for our customers by integrating our innovative Android platform, Samsung KNOX, with the leading enterprise VPN solution, AnyConnect. Mobile users will enjoy secure and seamless access to their applications and data without compromise,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

Together, Samsung KNOX and Cisco AnyConnect deliver:
Highly secure, simple, and reliable connectivity
Consistent user experience
Secure data in motion and at rest
Isolation and protection of corporate data

“Enterprises are demanding solutions that securely empower mobile users to work from anywhere to achieve greater speed, efficiency and agility. However, the convenience of mobility often increases the risk for potential threats. IT organizations need a simple and consistent way to achieve the visibility and control needed to secure enterprise application access,” said Scott Harrell, Vice President Product Management, Security Business Group, Cisco. “The combined power of Cisco AnyConnect 4.0 and Samsung KNOX allows IT departments to increase their companies’ overall security posture by providing granular, scalable and secure access for applications in an easy-to-deploy solution for mobile devices.”

AnyConnect 4.0 for Samsung KNOX is downloadable through the Google Play Store.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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