Mobility Minute: Protecting Smartphones In The Age Of BYOD


It is estimated that the BYOD market will grow to $266 billion in 2019, which presents businesses with a world of new security challenges. How are devices susceptible to malware? What happens if they are lost or stolen? Do they receive regular security updates? This mobility minute will take a look at how solution providers can address these risks in an increasingly mobilized world. What sets Knox apart is that the platform is built into the hardware itself. This unique feature ensures that the integrity of the device cannot be undermined. When a smartphone with Knox is started up, Samsung uses hardware as a basis to check all software components. The software then performs a check on every Knox feature before it allows it to run. When the check determines there has been an unapproved software change, the Knox warranty fuse is blown and permanently blocks access to the Knox Key Store. After this reaction, encrypted corporate data can never be decrypted or revealed. The device will also be unable to encrypt and store corporate data in the future. The Knox Warranty Fuse is just one feature of the platforms hardware security components built to protect business information from data breaches and leaks. Security threats shouldn’t prevent businesses from harnessing the power of mobile, and with security features like Knox, solution providers can continue to sell and support businesses of the future.

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