The United States Department of Defense has approved the Samsung Knox along with a list of other devices from the South Korean tech giant.
The US Government’s Defense Information System Agency approval was announced by Samsung that along with the Knox, the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition have all received a stamp of ‘yes’. All the devices run on Android 4.4 KitKat procure workspace platforms inclusive of system level encryption for enterprise-based apps.
So what does this approval mean? It means that the list of phones can and may be used by the Defense Department and other official government agencies unrestricted networks. With this, Samsung promises to provide the Government with a range of devices at a lower price. This follows the Government allowing its agencies to use the Samsung Knox devices.
However, obtaining this approval from the Government puts the devices under huge scrutiny to meet over 100 requirements for them to be used including intrusion detection and encryptions. Obviously this was expected cause well, it’s only the nation’s security on the line. Hopefully, Samsung lives up to this honor of providing the nation’s finest.
Source: Samsung via Android Central