Bell first worldwide to launch fully integrated Samsung KNOX security for
MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Samsung Electronics Canada
today announced the first global availability of Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX is
a comprehensive security solution that ensures enterprise customers (financial
institutions, law firms, government agencies and businesses) have a high level
of security and protection when employees use their own mobile devices at work
or use their work devices as part of their everyday life. Bell is the only
Canadian mobile carrier to offer a fully integrated Samsung KNOX solution for
"Bell is proud to be the first carrier in the world to offer Samsung KNOX to
Canadian business and government customers. It's a state of the art solution
for balancing IT, security and other corporate requirements with employee
satisfaction," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "More
companies are implementing 'Bring Your Own Device' strategies, and Samsung
KNOX solves the challenges of managing governance, compliance and security of
mobile devices while ensuring the privacy of employee as well as company data."
"We are excited to partner with Bell who will provide a seamless user
experience for customers who wish to deploy the KNOX solution with popular
Galaxy devices in their businesses, starting with the Galaxy Note 3," said
Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions at Samsung Canada.
"Security and privacy are understandably held up as barriers to businesses
embracing BYOD demands. The KNOX solution offers state of the art security and
allows employees to combine their business and personal needs in a single
device, without compromising the security that IT departments demand."
Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end solution that provides enhanced security from
the hardware through to the application layer featuring Security Enhancements
for Android, Trusted Secure Boot, and TrustZone-based Kernel Integrity
Measurement. KNOX also separates business and personal data, allowing
enterprises to manage corporate data independently from personal user
Additional features include:
-- A suite of enterprise applications including email, file
sharing, CRM, browser, contacts and collaboration.
-- Compatibility with existing common enterprise infrastructure
such as MDM (Mobile Device Management), VPN and directory
-- Automatic integration of existing Android ecosystem
applications including FIPS compliant VPN, Enterprise Single
Sign On (SSO), Active Directory and on-device encryption.
Samsung KNOX is available today for the new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 through
Bell, the only Canadian mobile carrier to offer a fully integrated Samsung
KNOX solution for business customers. Support for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will
be available soon with additional Samsung devices to follow.
For more information, please visit Bell.ca/KNOX.
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About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer
electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers,
cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions.
The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada's Top 10 Marketers of the Year in
2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new
possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that
are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As
a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics
industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012,
Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the
top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most
Innovative Companies of 2011".
SOURCE Bell Canada
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