SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics announced on October 21 that its smartphones equipped with its mobile security platform KNOX won approval from the National Information Assurance Partnership, an affiliate organization of the National Security Agency in the United States, as commercial solutions for classified.
According to the affiliate of Samsung Group, six smartphones including Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Alpha, three tablets such as Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, and a Galaxy IP Security VPN solution were approved for use by U.S. government officials.
KNOX-installed Galaxy devices have already been certified as a Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile and a VPN Protection Profile, which helps the approval succeed.
Samsung’s smartphones armed with the security platform has already led the B2B mobile device market across the world, trumping rivals such as BlackBerry. More than 3 million units were used by public officials and employees in companies worldwide.
It has been one and a half years since its first launch at the Mobile World Congress in February last year, which is much faster than BlackBerry which took five years to hit the record of one million units. There is a 200,000-unit increase for use every month.
The Seoul-based electronics company recently signed an agreement with Grupa Lotos, a Poland-based oil company, following New Zealand-wide communications service provider Spark New Zealand and Canadian telecommunications company Bell Canada. In the past February, the mobile device manufacturer signed another agreement with Accenture, a multinational management consulting company, to provide the device to its customers.
By Veronica Huh (firstname.lastname@example.org)