News UK gov gives public sector approval for Samsung KNOX

UK gov gives public sector approval for Samsung  KNOX

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The UK government has released a security support for using Samsung KNOX on choose Samsung smartphones and tablets, giving the devices a stamp of approval for public sector use.

The choice follows months of screening by the Communications and Electronic devices Security Group (CESG), a UK body charged with addressing communications security.

The End User Gadget Security Guidance affects Samsung devices with Android 4.3 and Samsung’s business security platform KNOX, which provides improved hardware and software application protection, gadget security, per-app VPN ability, and a secure app establishment.

Samsung gadgets available in the UK that are covered by the guidance include the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5.


The step follows previous CESG accreditation for Samsung devices with Android 4.2.2, US Department of Defense approval for KNOX, and Mobile Devices Fundamentals Security Profile Common Criteria Accreditation for the Samsung Galaxy range.

‘Thanks in part to our industry leading security qualifications, Samsung gadgets with KNOX are already thoroughly deployed around the world throughout the economic sector but now with this substantial acknowledgment, government firms across the UK will be able to take on Samsung KNOX enabled Galaxy smartphones and tablets setting the scene for other governments to follow,’ said Injong Rhee, SVP of KNOX Company, IT & Mobile Communications Department at Samsung.

‘CESG’s acknowledgment of Samsung KNOX is testimony to the high standard of security provided by the Samsung KNOX platform and a further turning point as we work to grow our relationships with government companies and large business business worldwide.’

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