The South Korean tech giant Samsung and Microsoft together announced the first step in a plan to reimagine mobile device security for business customers in partnership with Microsoft.
The teamwork of these two tech giants has resulted in the first-ever on-device, mobile hardware-backed device attestation solution for both company and personal devices.
For your information, Device attestation can help ensure a device’s identity and health, verifying that it has not been compromised. On-device, mobile hardware-backed device attestation — available on Samsung Galaxy devices and combined with protection from Microsoft Intune — now adds enhanced security and flexibility.
Recently, the Samsung Knox security platform turned 10 years old. In that time, Samsung Knox has been activated on more than a billion Samsung Galaxy devices. That’s more than 30,000 businesses in 110 markets relying on Samsung Knox to protect their devices from cyberattacks. Supported on select Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, including “Security by Knox” devices with Android OS 10 or later. To be eligible, devices must have run Android OS 9 or later at time of launch.
“Samsung is committed to meaningful innovations that are as secure as they are versatile and optimized,” said KC Choi, EVP and Head of Global Mobile B2B Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “As work habits evolve and people are working from virtually anywhere on any device, we are paving the way for the future of enterprise device security and democratizing the means for businesses to better protect their information.”
“Samsung’s industry-leading hardware and software solutions, coupled with the power of the Microsoft Cloud and Intune, uniquely position us to empower defenders with end-to-end capabilities to help stop sophisticated bad actors and improve Zero Trust security posture,” said Michael Wallent, CVP Microsoft Security — Management. “With this partnership, we are committed to continuous innovation that will ensure the most security-minded organizations have the best possible mobile device protection.”