MobileIron and Samsung to Deliver New Level of Android Security with Integration of Samsung KNOX™ Platform and MobileIron AppConnect
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, a leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, today announced that it will work with Samsung to integrate its AppConnect containerization technology with the KNOXTM platform, Samsung's end-to-end secure mobile solution designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers. This integration is intended to give customers a strong level of security on Samsung KNOX-enabled devices.
AppConnect for KNOX will integrate AppConnect with the KNOX platform into a single solution where AppConnect-enabled apps directly leverage the security features of the KNOX platform. The Samsung KNOX platform provides hardware- and software-integrated security for advanced data and privacy protection. With the ability to separate enterprise and personal environments, consumers will be able use a single device for work and personal use.
"Android has seen huge consumer adoption and enterprises want to support it at scale," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "MobileIron has been a leader in making Android enterprise-ready. With AppConnect for KNOX we will take Android security to the next level, which we believe will be particularly useful to our customers in highly regulated industries."
"This collaboration initiates a close alignment between MobileIron and Samsung in addressing the growing importance of mobility management for enterprises around the globe," said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "We are excited to be able to offer our customers with an advanced enterprise mobility solution that combines KNOX hardware and OS-level security with MobileIron's AppConnect containerization technology."
"This integration enables our customers to enjoy the unified cross-platform experience that AppConnect offers while receiving the strong HW-based security protection of KNOX on Samsung Galaxy devices."
A leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable organizations around the world to embrace mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Leading global companies rely on MobileIron's scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
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