Samsung taps Absolute Software for mobile security on Knox, Galaxy S4

Summary:Headed for Samsung Knox when it debuts this year, Absolute asserted that Samsung mobile devices will be the first to offer "constant, tamper-proof security connection for tracking, wiping, recovery and IT servicing."

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Samsung has tapped Absolute Software to embed the corporate security solutions provider's patented persistence technology onto its mobile devices — most notably onto the upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone.

See also: Samsung's Galaxy S4 first to launch with B2B tool Knox

Headed for Samsung Knox when it debuts this year, Absolute boasted that Samsung's mobile devices will then be the first worldwide to offer "constant, tamper-proof security connection for tracking, wiping, recovery and IT servicing" by including its endpoint security and management software.

For reference, Knox is Samsung's mobile security platform for professional and personal accounts on enhanced versions of Android.

The Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered company stated that in the case of this integration, Absolute's Computrace management platform will provide a foundation for managing all governance, risk management and compliance activities, while remotely securing all Samsung devices from a single cloud-based console.

Like many other cloud-based mobile security and management platforms, Samsung devices can then be remotely managed with access to the network turned on or off, depending on the user case.

If a potential threat occurs, Absolute's investigation team can be enlisted to get law enforcement involved to help recover the device.

Topics: Security, Mobility, Samsung, Smartphones, Tablets

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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