Telefónica expands partnership with Samsung to become KNOX Reseller.
- Telefónica will become an authorised reseller of Samsung’s KNOX secure mobile platform to public sector and enterprise customers around the globe.
-Customers can create separate personal and work environments on their devices. Data held in the work environment is encrypted and sits behind password and fingerprint verification.
Telefonica and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today announced a partnership agreement to include Samsung KNOX in Telefonica’s portfolio of security services for enterprises. Telefónica will become an authorised reseller of Samsung KNOX licenses to public sector and enterprise customers around the globe.
The agreement will combine the expertise of Telefónica, in communication services and digital services, and Samsung, in cutting edge technology and a secure Android Platform, to provide a comprehensive mobile solution for work and play to organisations and their employees.
The agreement’s announcement follows the launch of KNOX 2.0 at Mobile World Congress in February 2014. The evolution of KNOX will enable employees to easily separate their work and personal lives on their mobile devices, while giving organisations enhanced security at all levels of the Android platform.
Telefónica’s enterprise customers will be able to enjoy the productivity benefits of using a ‘work phone’ wherever they are, without having to carry two separate devices. They will be able to create separate personal and work environments on their devices with encrypted work data protected by password and fingerprint verification.
The enhanced security capabilities of KNOX will be available to Telefonica’s enterprise customers on a wide range of the latest Samsung devices such as Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
“This agreement reflects Telefónica’s commitment to provide innovative security solutions to its customers. With KNOX, we are now in a position to bring the best mobile security solution for our enterprise, MNC and Public Administration customers who are using Samsung´s devices”, says Oliver Martínez, Director of Security and eHealth services at Telefónica.
Rob Orr, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Samsung Mobile Europe, said: “We are delighted to be working with Telefonica to offer secure mobile solutions to public sector and enterprise customers around the world. We are seeing a requirement in the market to combat security challenges and look forward to working with Telefonica to respond to the increasing convergence between consumer and enterprise technology.”
Samsung KNOX was introduced in 2013 as an enterprise-ready secure Android platform powering new Samsung Galaxy branded devices in the market. KNOX is designed from the ground up to systematically fortify Android by leveraging the hardware to provide the level of security required by customers. KNOX resolves the two major enterprise mobility concerns for customers–security and manageability – in addition to addressing the ability to seamlessly separate work and play.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From this outstanding position in the industry, and with its mobile, fixed and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth, Telefónica has focused its strategy on becoming a leading company in the digital world.
The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 323 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4.551.024.586 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
About Business to Business at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Europe
Samsung is a global pioneer in technology innovation, pushing its limits to better peoples’ lives and enhance organisational efficiency.
As enterprises address the strategic imperative of digitising their business and securing their information assets, Samsung is able to offer a full range of secure, integrated and cost effective solutions to accelerate business transformation.
Our portfolio of enterprise solutions and products, unique security solution Knox, and rich ecosystem of partners, positions us at the centre of this emerging trend of enterprise digitization.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is the world’s first Android smartphone that enables people to combine their work and personal information in an especially designed security environment.
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