Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Good Technology™, a leader in secure mobility, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide the enterprise with a mobile security solution for Samsung mobile devices. This solution combines the market-leading Good secure container and Good-secured apps with Samsung KNOX hardware and OS security. Samsung will create a unique “Good Secure Domain” on KNOX-enabled devices within any Good-secured mobile app will be able to operate, allowing customers to confidently deploy Good’s broad mobile app ecosystem and app-level security, while leveraging KNOX’s Android hardware security solution.
“This is a huge win for Samsung and Good customers. Because Good’s apps and container security layer have a unique place in the KNOX stack, Good customers can now benefit from KNOX’s hardware- and OS- level security,” said Christy Wyatt, president and CEO, Good Technology. “Samsung customers can uniquely enable the Good secure container as the mobile app security and management stack on KNOX devices and leverage the entire Good ecosystem of business productivity apps.”
“Good is the first KNOX partner afforded a secure domain on KNOX enabled devices, and we believe this integration will greatly accelerate Android adoption for our enterprise customers,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to offer customers a solution that combines KNOX hardware- and OS-level security with the Good secure container and app ecosystem.”
Good for Enterprise is the only email app for Android that has attained a Common Criteria EAL-4+ certification in addition to FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, offering a higher level of data protection and app security for Android devices. Samsung KNOX introduces security for Android at the hardware and operating system level. Combined with KNOX’s ‘Root of Trust’ security model, the “Good Secure Domain” on KNOX satisfies the requirements of even the most security-conscious organizations.
Good and Samsung will introduce the “Good Secure Domain” on KNOX in the second half of 2014, and are showing an early access release of the integration in the Samsung booth in Hall 3 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.