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Samsung Knox now certified for Classified U.S Goverment use




Samsung’s efforts to improve security among its devices has been applauded by the U.S Government as Samsung Knox gets an approval for classified government use.

Joining the likes of Boeing Black, selected Samsung Galaxy devices are confirmed to provide highly secured connections with the use of Samsung Knox, an enterprise mobile security solution developed solely by Samsung for its Android devices. Knox enables your business applications coexist with your personal content on your Galaxy phone and it “addresses all major security gaps in Android.”

The list of approved Samsung Galaxy devices are:
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S5
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy Alpha
Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Galaxy Tab S 10.5

The said devices are certified under the U.S. government’s Common Criteria Mobile Device Fundamental Protection Profile (MDFPP) and VPN Protection Profile (VPNPP) programs.

The inclusion of Samsung mobile devices on the CSfC list proves the unmatched security of Samsung Galaxy devices supported by the KNOX platform,” said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT and mobile business, Samsung Electronics. “At Samsung, we continue to address today’s increasingly complex security challenges, and are committed to delivering the most reliable mobile platform satisfying the needs of professionals in all industries, from SMBs and enterprises to governments and additional regulated markets.”

The Commercial Solutions for Classified Program (CSfC) is the NSA’s approved list of technology that can be used for classified information. For more information about other devices listed, click here.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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