Etisalat Partners With Samsung To Launch KNOX For Business Customers

Abu Dhabi: UAE’s leading telecom provider, today announced its partnership with Samsung to launch its KNOX solution for the first time in the region for its business mobile customers enabling them to separate work and personal data helping enterprises to manage and secure the device and data at the same time.

The growth of enterprise mobility, driven by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, has recently fostered a rapid shift in the enterprise mobility marketplace. While BYOD encourages flexibility in the enterprise, it poses a risk to the security of the enterprise data on these devices. Hence, there is an inherent need for a solution that would help the enterprise manage and secure the device and data while maintaining the privacy of its employees.

KNOX is a new security solution developed by Samsung Electronics. It provides security for enterprise data on Android devices, by keeping the individual’s data and applications separate from the work environment. Containerization’, the process of separating corporate from personal data on Android smart devices significantly reduces the risk of malware and malicious attacks.

This enhances security at all levels of the Android platform, from the integrated hardware, infrastructure, through to the applications. It supports users’ privacy to enjoy personal tasks without compromising enterprise security.

John Lincoln, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing, Etisalat said: “At Etisalat, we always strive to gain a better understanding of the growing needs of our customers by bringing the latest global technologies first to the country. Today’s partnership with Samsung will address the security requirements of the SMEs and large enterprises, while operating on the largest 4G LTE network in UAE. This partnership with allow our customers to leverage our advanced network for data, while continuing to operate in a highly secured business environment.”

Madhav Narayan, Senior Regional Director, GCC, Enterprise Business, Samsung Gulf Electronics said: “We are proud to partner with Etisalat to offer the KNOX solution to its valued business customers. CIOs in the Middle East are adopting a mobile-first approach to IT deployments, and, in doing so, they will need to take measures that address mobile security concerns. With KNOX, Samsung has developed an enterprise-ready solution that directly addresses the needs of BYOD in the enterprise network.”