Centrify Targets Enterprise Mobile Security

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Centrify Corporation today announced that it is delivering on its partnership with Samsung Electronics announced earlier this year by enabling the latest KNOX-enabled models of Samsung’s GALAXY S4, Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) devices with its unparalleled Active Directory integration, mobile application Zero Sign-On, and KNOX container and device management capabilities. As a result of Centrify’s integration with Samsung KNOX, organisations can leverage Centrify’s cloud service to comprehensively manage Android users and devices and address security and management of enterprise mobility, application access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) challenges. Centrify also announced that it has become a worldwide reseller of Samsung KNOX and has introduced the “All Things KNOX” resource site.

Samsung KNOX lets consumers easily separate their work and personal lives on their mobile devices, while giving enterprises enhanced security at all levels of the Android platform. Samsung KNOX retains full compatibility with Android and the Google ecosystem while adding fundamental security and management enhancements, including container technology that with one-click securely separates personal data on the device from corporate data and apps. Integrated with Centrify, mobile workforces are empowered to use the devices they prefer, while IT is enabled to confidently embrace BYOD and COPE models without sacrificing security or manageability.

Worldwide Reseller Agreement

Centrify is also announcing a new agreement which enables Centrify to resell Samsung KNOX licenses. Samsung KNOX is ready to use with many Samsung devices, such as GALAXY S4, Note 3 and Note 10.1. IT administrators can activate KNOX on these devices by contacting Centrify to arrange a trial or purchase licenses. To deploy Samsung KNOX, IT administrators will need these licenses and a Samsung KNOX approved Mobile Device Management (MDM) service such as Centrify for Samsung KNOX. The Samsung KNOX licensing model is flexible to meet the needs of enterprise customers and is available as a subscription fee per device that includes support.

“With Centrify’s expertise in integrating Active Directory with data centre, cloud and mobile resources, Samsung and Centrify are uniquely delivering an ‘out-of-the-box’ mobile authentication and device management solution that is frictionless for our Samsung GALAXY users,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group, IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung and Centrify solutions together enable enterprise organisations to simply and securely support workforce mobility. Samsung understands that security and management play an important role in meeting the needs of enterprise mobility. The announcement of Centrify for Samsung KNOX addresses this important requirement and enables Samsung to provide a complete enterprise mobility management solution.”

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