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Samsung partners with Centrify to tackle BYOD data issues

Samsung partners with Centrify to tackle BYOD data issues

Centrify to provide enabling technology for Samsung’s Knox solution

Electronics manufacturer, Samsung, has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software license and marketing agreement with unified identity services provider, Centrify Corporation, to address bring-your-own-device (BYOD) corporate and personal data separation issues.

The agreement will see the latter provide key enabling technology for the former’s next generation mobile enterprise solution, Samsung Knox.

Knox is a mobile solution based on Google’s Android platform. It is designed to give users a simple means of separating personal and corporate data on mobile devices, while offering enterprises enhanced security at all levels of the operating system.

According to Centrify, “Knox retains full compatibility with Android and the Google ecosystem while engineering fundamental security and management enhancements, including container technology that, with one click, securely separates personal data on the device from corporate data and apps.”

Through the agreement, Centrify will enable multi-application SSO for mobile and Web apps inside the Samsung Knox container. This allows customers to use existing infrastructure, Microsoft Active Directory (AD), to centrally manage Knox containers, Samsung devices, and role-based access to mobile applications.

“Samsung selected Centrify because they are experts in integrating AD with datacentre, Cloud and mobile resources, and also because they deliver both mobile authentication and AD-based policy management of virtual containers in a single solution,” Samsung business-to-business (B2B) research and development (R&D) senior vice-president, Injong Rhee, said.

Additionally, the new partnership includes resale of Centrify premium mobile and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) single sign-on offerings via Samsung partners, as well as joint marketing to Samsung customers and partners.

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