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Samsung is one of the most important companies in the form of technological universe , mainly thanks to the operation of mobile phones and tablets with Android operating system. However, the introduction of this system in the business field so far has the great handicap in question an ecosystem more vulnerable than other alternatives (especially the iOS platform iPhone and iPad ) . To put things couples and to facilitate the inclusion of their smartphones and high-end tablets in the world of business, Samsung has developed a powerful professional solution called Samsung KNOX(HTC ONE V CASES) between occupational applications of our personal data to improve security . We tell you in detail all the benefits included in this solution.

 

compatibility

Samsung KNOX is oriented to the most powerful teams in the South Korean company solution. The first team that inaugurated this tool is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but quickly spread to other computers , some new releases and other devices that have received a software update in recent weeks . The complete list of compatible machines KNOX until end of year are the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, the Samsung Galaxy Round , the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Galaxy Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet 10.1 2014 Edition. Keep in mind that several of these teams may only use KNOX if they have received the update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. In our case, we were able to test this feature thanks to the update that has come the Galaxy Note 2 .

 

installation

For those who have received the update of Samsung recently , within their apps icon should appear for installation of KNOX . Keep in mind that this solution takes up 154 megs of disk. After accepting the terms of service downloading this app begins with a screen that shows the progress of the same . In the next step we are asked for a password with at least six characters long and include at least one number and the idle time after which we will re- request the password . To recover the password if forgotten , the user must enter a PIN for Samsung send a password hint . After making this initial configuration is finished installing the solution (in our case it took about ten minutes to complete the process ) .

An initial look at KNOX

Samsung KNOX creates a specific container ( a separate own environment the system root ) to open our business applications in a secure environment. That is, we run separate applications on the personal side of the device and prevents potential threats arriving to the device may damage the device and the corporate network. To launch this feature , simply open the notifications panel and click on the icon KNOX . At first glance , Samsung KNOX(samsung galaxy s3 cases) replica simple Android operating system window with a background of proper display of this service , the time and date at the top and icons of the main apps. Gradually we can create new screens with icons of the applications you download .

At the bottom we have a icon to return to normal vision system (Personal Home ) . At all times we can switch between the advanced view of KNOX and basic Android platform with just a touch . Continuing on the icons below the menu button brings up a view of the available apps and widgets that can be introduced into the device. To start using this solution , an unavoidable step is to go through the application store Samsung Apps KNOX .

 

A store -specific apps

KNOX functionality depends largely on the application store Samsung has deployed . Currently we have a somewhat limited set of apps, but increasingly manufacturers develop specific versions of apps for this platform are over. For example , there is already a version of the Dropbox online storage platform for enterprises, a popular service that has managed to become a highly demanded tool both for users and corporations. Another more my name among the public is Evernote, the app to make different notes. We also noticed several tools that allow us to remotely access a computer via smartphone or tablet , such as Citrix Receiver or Remote Control.

Another of the apps that we would like to highlight its usefulness is CamCard Lite . With this app we can photograph a business card and contact information will be saved automatically within your contacts , much streamlining this process. Finally , Onvelop is a collaboration tool that is very useful for those professionals who use their work in the Office platform and who want a safe and fast way to access your files and work collaboratively with others. Samsung plans to steadily increase this universe of apps to multiply the possibilities of using KNOX .

 

security

Undoubtedly, the key aspect of this enterprise solution is security. KNOX Samsung has deployed to facilitate the work of IT professionals who want to enter into the structure of the company called BYOD , that is, the ability of employees to work with their own personal devices. In addition to opening the business applications in a separate container of personal universe of apps and user data is also limited opening processes to those coming from a trusted source, and KNOX(best iphone 4 cases) is able to block files that can contain a threat of security. On the other hand, we can encrypt data within the device, so they are safe from possible external incursions.

Deployment in the enterprise

The main objective of Samsung KNOX is its deployment in medium and large companies. For this, the company has deployed a licensing program that will allow IT professionals to perform a tight grip on security policies and the equipment that is within the corporate network through KNOX . To perform this check , you must use a solution of MDM (Mobile Device Management) , ie a software that manage the various devices that are part of the network. Currently , KNOX supports services such as Citrix , SAP, NQ Mobile and SOTI among others.

 

Prices and Reviews

Samsung KNOX is free for those users with a compatible Samsung team . However, in the case of deploying this platform within the enterprise network must hire a flexible licensing system that has some approximate prices on the website of the company of $ 3.6 per month, or $ 43.5 per device year and device ( 2.6 and 31.8 billion respectively ) . It is a solution that tries to reduce the headaches that would introduce (increasingly common) personal devices in the enterprise infrastructure ( BYOD ) , and creates a specific container to run enterprise applications with much less danger that security breaches occur. Yes, we are still seeing their first steps and the set of available apps is still quite limited. The success of this proposal will depend largely on the support of developers in the coming months , but Samsung has the backing of his experience and power in the market for smartphones and tablets.

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