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

Samsung Galaxy devices with KNOX receive the

Samsung announced that the company’sselected Galaxy devices with KNOX embedded (seethe list) have received Common Criteria (CC) certification, asofficially documented by Gossamer Labs of Catonsville, MD. CommonCriteria is the international “gold standard” for secure andtrusted systems that ensures they satisfy a predefined set ofsecurity requirements designed for enterprises.

Common Criteria certification assuresthat certified devices are independently evaluated and verified tomeet fundamental security requirements specified in the ProtectionProfile. The current CC certification targets the new Mobile DeviceFundamentals Protection Profile (MDFPP) of National InformationAssurance Partnership (NIAP) published in October 2013, whichaddresses the security requirements of mobile devices for use inenterprise.

The components certified in CC form acryptographic foundation on which more advanced KNOX securityfeatures are implemented. This certification validates thatenterprises can safely provide their workers access to networks andhigh-value information assets using CC-certified Galaxy devices withKNOX embedded.

Jim Arnold, Director of GossamerSecurity Solutions, commented that “rarely a company can completean entire Common Criteria evaluation in under four months”. We say,good job, Samsung. Gossamer has over 60 years of experience inproduct security evaluations, and the Common Criteria certificationis, to put it mildly, extremelyelaborate

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

source: SamsungMobile



1. joey_sfb

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4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

7. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

2. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Samsung To Rule Them All. #NumbersDontLie ©

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

10. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 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?

12. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013


19. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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

20. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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

3. toink unregistered

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

5. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

before saying anything, they better sell more phones.

11. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

15. blues11 unregistered

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

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

18. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

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

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