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Samsung has announced the availability of its KNOX security feature on premium Samsung smartphones, which enables users to more effectively keep the personal and work data stored on their device separate.

The company elaborated that this is intended to more safely allow users to use one device for both their business and general lifestyle needs. Samsung added that KNOX has been designed to enhance the security of the Android platform – an OS notorious for being susceptible to malware and targeted by cybercriminals – along with offering a complete enterprise management solution for both employees and businesses.  It does this by creating a new “layer” on Samsung smartphones.

This enables them to do typical consumer activities, such as playing games, taking photos and communicating with family and friends via social networking sites, while also being able to  access work resources, such as the intranet or company email on their device with a level of security that businesses require. Indeed, the IT administrator at their company could also manage business content on their smartphone as if it was on its own mobile device

“This is important for the organisation to safeguard information and reduce the likelihood of data leakage or misappropriation. Beyond that, the employee can be assured that all personal data on the device remains restricted against the IT department’s scrutiny,” commented Paulo Ferreira, head of enterprise mobility at Samsung South Africa.

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