Samsung Knox – Everything about the mobile security solution
The in-house security solution Samsung Knox is preinstalled on the smartphones, tablets and wearables of the South Korean manufacturer. We have put together everything you need to know about the function here.
What is Samsung Knox?
Samsung Knox has protected the mobile devices of private individuals as well as of entire companies since its introduction in 2013. It is a combination of hardware and software features that are always activated. The core, the Knox security platform, is firmly anchored in the chip of the device and is available as soon as it is switched on for the first time.
The security platform is therefore the basis for further solutions in connection with Samsung Knox. Security mechanisms are integrated on the platform that protect your data comprehensively. The data is not only stored encrypted with a certified security module, it is also isolated in a secure location on the device.
Samsung Knox for individuals
As a private user, you hardly notice the existence of Samsung Knox and the functions. The security solution works in the background and regularly checks, for example, whether unlawful changes have been made to your device or whether apps want to access your operating system core and prevents this in case of doubt.
The application is also responsible for monitoring your secure folders. Here you can store pictures, files and entire apps that you want to protect from prying eyes. We’ll show you how to create a secure folder on your Samsung smartphone here. Samsung Knox runs on most of the manufacturer’s mobile devices.
Security solution for companies
Especially for companies, Samsung Knox offers a variety of cloud solutions. On top there are additional security and administrative functions that are tailored to your business. The areas of application for companies include adding all compatible devices to a company without having to set it up for each individual, configuring them remotely and managing all units via the cloud.
Likewise, additional security and administrative functions can be added to corporate devices and secured work areas can be created on them. The various corporate solutions are initially tested free of charge, but are chargeable after the test phase. All other functions of Samsung Knox on your private device are of course free of charge.