Fixmo, a company that provides mobile device management software for the Department of Defense and other government agencies, said it will support Samsung devices with its Knox security software.
The move should give Samsung's Knox devices---the Samsung Galaxy S4, Note and Tab---some government possibilities. Fixmo and Samsung announced a partnership at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
On May 13, the DoD said that Samsung Knox devices could not be deployed internally without mobile management infrastructure, but were ok to be purchased by groups. Fixmo is now bringing those management tools to the party.
Under the arrangement, Fixmo will manage the Samsung Knox container, integrate it with its Enterprise Mobility Platform and provide monitoring and quarantine features to meet Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements. In other words, Samsung devices will be able to be deployed in the DoD.
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Fixmo's mobility platform will offer remote IT commands, provisioning and policy configuration for Samsung devices as well as management of VPN profiles, monitoring and application quarantine. The company is the first to meet STIG requirements for Apple iOS, Samsung and BlackBerry devices.