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Good Technology partners with Samsung Knox to spur Android enterprise adoption

According to the two companies, Good for Samsung Knox can eliminate virus and malware concerns that come with Android adoption in the enterprise.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor on

If there's one thing sure to hold back Android device adoption in the enterprise, it's security.

With that in mind, mobile security provider Good Technology says it is strengthening its relationship with Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung for the creation Good for Samsung KNOX.

The joint product pairs Good's app container and ecosystem with the KNOX enterprise security platform for Android. In a nutshell, the product works by creating a Good-secured domain within a Knox-secured Android operating system.

According to the two companies, Good for Samsung Knox can eliminate virus and malware concerns that come with Android adoption in the enterprise.

"Together, Samsung and Good are addressing the growing importance of mobility management for enterprises by delivering a secure mobile productivity solution for Android that will relieve organizations of past concerns with Android adoption such as rooting, viruses and malware," said Injong Rhee, EVP of enterprise business, IT and mobile business at Samsung Electronics, in a statement.

In addition to the enterprise, Good and Samsung are hoping the new product appeals to government organizations as well. They have a leg in the door at least -- the Knox platform has already received the STIG approval from the US Defense Information Systems Agency for use in US DoD networks.

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