Samsung ramps up Korean MDM solution partners for Knox

Samsung continues to add mobile device management (MDM) partners for its Samsung Knox enterprise security solution, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.

RaonSecure, a local IT security solution provider, announced Wednesday that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Samsung to supply mobile device management (MDM) solutions and collaborate in selling and marketing the security software.

It is the second company to announce support for Samsung’s Knox this month. Local counterpart JiranSecurity released Mobile Keeper for KNOX on May 13. Mobile Keeper supports app management and security in the Knox environment.

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“We will continue to increase partnerships with various local solution makers to make Samsung Knox the best enterprise security solution in the market,” said a Samsung spokeswoman in a call with ZDNet Korea.

Market watchers say Samsung is adding MDM solutions for Knox to increase customer choice, and the Korean powerhouse is likely to add more local partners to achieve this.

RaonSecure, an official partner in the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP) has been developing the MDM for Knox since last year. It has collaborated with Samsung on a MDM solution for schools dubbed TouchEn Sam, which the pair have been promoting since 2013.

Samsung Knox was first announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year and commercialized later that year. According to Rhee In-jong, head of Samsung’s Knox team, the solution has acquired 1.8 million active users since launch.

Meanwhile, software multinational CA Technologies announced in February that it too will launch a MDM solution for Knox.

Source: ZDNet Korea (