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Samsung Galaxy devices with KNOX receive the "gold medal" of security platforms

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Samsung announced that the company’s selected Galaxy devices with KNOX embedded (see the list) have received Common Criteria (CC) certification, as officially documented by Gossamer Labs of Catonsville, MD. Common Criteria is the international “gold standard” for secure and trusted systems that ensures they satisfy a predefined set of security requirements designed for enterprises.


Common Criteria certification assures that certified devices are independently evaluated and verified to meet fundamental security requirements specified in the Protection Profile. The current CC certification targets the new Mobile Device Fundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP) of National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) published in October 2013, which addresses the security requirements of mobile devices for use in enterprise.


The components certified in CC form a cryptographic foundation on which more advanced KNOX security features are implemented. This certification validates that enterprises can safely provide their workers access to networks and high-value information assets using CC-certified Galaxy devices with KNOX embedded.


Jim Arnold, Director of Gossamer Security Solutions, commented that “rarely a company can complete an entire Common Criteria evaluation in under four months”. We say, good job, Samsung. Gossamer has over 60 years of experience in product security evaluations, and the Common Criteria certification is, to put it mildly, extremely elaborate


Moreover, this accomplishment certainly throws the gauntlet to BlackBerry, which considers its competing enterprise security product, BES, a superior solution. Although BB OS 7 and BES 5 obtained a Common Criteria certification in 2007, BB 10 and related software products are yet to "win the gold”.


source: Samsung Mobile

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 02:34 5

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 2883; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Only the new Samsung S5 support 128Gb microSD card

http://www.phonedog.com/2014/02/26/i-wish-i-could-be-more-excited-about-the-128gb-sandisk-microsd-card/

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:13 2

4. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Thats because:
http://bgr.com/2014/02/25/galaxy-s5-specs-storage/

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:22 3

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


System only takes up 5GBs, rest is the same cache, user apps and files as on any other device, therefore you have the very typical 11GBs free out of box, and whatever you need via SD.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:38 1

7. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


WTF did Samsung put into its Galaxy S5 ??? Hidden xxx movies? LMAO!?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 07:38 2

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 2883; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Touch wiz features cost a lot of storage space. 32G should be the new basè model.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 20:58

16. elitewolverine (Posts: 1530; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


damn I think my 925 out of the 16 had 13 if im not mistaken or 11.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 02:42 7

2. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Samsung To Rule Them All. #NumbersDontLie ©

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:40 1

8. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


that's because Samsung ads are everywhere. Marketing plays important role in business.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 04:43 2

9. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


So, you mean Toyota Prius is better, faster & more beautiful than Lamborghini Aventador?
#NumbersAreJustNumbers ℗

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:06 9

10. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


I hope you realize that those cars have a huge price difference. You can basically buy 10 Prius with the lamborghini's MSRP. How stupid Samsung haters can get?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 06:54

12. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


#rekt

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 00:11

19. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Lol that's why they're "Samsung Haters" bro

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 00:17

20. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


S series and Notes are in the same price range than other flagships, a prius is not from the same price range as an aventador. Think. And yeah publicity, it will boost sales but not 10 times as much as the competition. And where I live Nokia spams The streets and Tvs with ads and I NEVER saw anyone with a nokia. #HatersMakeUsFamous #NumbersDontLie #GoogleEmGrandpa

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 02:43

3. toink (unregistered)


I wonder what BB has to say to this, security is their turf.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 03:32 4

5. skyline88 (Posts: 315; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


before saying anything, they better sell more phones.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 05:36

11. nothingmuch (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Anyone figure out how to remove knox off an at&t note 3 yet without rooting? Its becoming very annoying

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:40 1

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 1886; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I believe in Samsung, I believe they have the ability to deliver if they put their focus in a right way... I like their andriod version better then any other andriod

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:23

15. blues11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


KNOX is great i love it but i dont understand why they removed it from my s3 with 4.3 update ??

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:38 1

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 2883; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


KNOX is great for business user but modder prefer their phone without KNOX.

Best solution is to keep KNOX at their Samsung App store let user decide.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 23:22

18. ianneo (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


Knox is a b***h. It doesn't let you flash a custom recovery or root.

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