Feb 26th, 2014

samsung knox

Samsung allowed the storm to calm down a bit after announcing the Galaxy S5, but they’ve finally given us details on what the next version of Samsung Knox security will bring. It’s version 2.0, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 is predictably equipped to facilitate all of the latest changes Samsung has added to their security suite. A lot of this stuff is quite important for enterprise and businesses that want to give their employees freedom to bring their own devices to work.

Here’s a quick list of all that’s new:

  • TrustZone Protected Security Management generates and maintains security certificates
  • KNOX Key Store allows third-party sources to generate and maintain security certificates
  • Real-time kernel and system monitoring to protect against unauthorized changes
  • TrustZone-protected device encryption
  • Two-factor biometric authentication using a password and fingerprint identification
  • Enhanced overall KNOX framework with per-app VPN unctions for Juniper, F5, Cisco and IPsec

Other new features include single sign-on for mobile and web apps, a cloud directory service, a new marketplace for apps and services fit for KNOX, and more. Samsung says KNOX 2.0 will be headed to anyone with a KNOX-compatible device after they’ve received an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat, one that is already starting to roll out for some users of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.