Samsung KNOX support Microsoft’s Workplace Join
Samsung works with Microsoft for Android Enterprise Security and Productivity Needs
Samsung KNOX™ mobile security platform to support Microsoft Workplace Join, Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Cloud Printing of Microsoft Office documents
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that Samsung KNOX will now support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management solution in addition to Samsung Cloud Printing solution which uses both Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Microsoft SharePoint. These Microsoft enterprise-class technologies will improve security and productivity for enterprise workers using Samsung KNOX-enabled devices, Samsung’s end-to-end secure mobile platform solution designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users.
[blockquote cite=”Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group – Samsung”]
Samsung developed KNOX as a secure and complete mobile platform for the enterprise and we continue to evolve it to protect and respond to ever-changing enterprise mobility and security challenges. As a proud and long standing Microsoft partner, we are delighted to be able to offer their Workplace Join users with the full security and support that the Samsung KNOX platform offers. We are also pleased that Microsoft has enabled device management through Windows Intune, enabling enterprise IT managers to take full advantage of the management capabilities offered by Samsung KNOX.
The Samsung KNOX platform is the first Android implementation to provide full support for Workplace Join to Active Directory, introduced by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012 R2. Offered on the latest Samsung mobile devices, Workplace Join will eventually be available on all Samsung KNOX devices in the coming months.
Workplace Join enables users to register devices of their choice with their company to allow access to corporate resources. By controlling access to corporate resources, IT administrators can manage risk while helping users remain productive. As a seamless experience for end users, Workplace Join offers a second factor of device authentication through Active Directory.
IT organizations gain the stronger authentication that enterprises demand for access to sensitive resources. With the integration of Workplace Join into the Samsung KNOX platform, enterprise IT administrators can be assured that employees that bring their own Samsung mobile device will be able to be strongly authenticated and allowed access to corporate resources. [/info]
Microsoft’s Windows Intune provides first class support for Samsung mobile devices supported with the KNOX platform. By implementing management APIs provided on the KNOX Standard platform, IT administrators can comprehensively manage Samsung mobile devices via the Windows Intune administration console and enable device access in high security environment[/info]
[/info]Samsung Cloud Printing with Windows Azure
Samsung Cloud Printing uses the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform and Microsoft SharePoint to provide PC quality printing experiences on mobile devices. Mobile users will be able to easily print documents directly from their smartphone, with results that will be indistinguishable from a printout of the document from a desktop or laptop computer.[/info]