Those of you in need of an enterprise-grade security suite, rejoice. Samsung has announced the global availability of their KNOX 2.0 security platform on their flagship Galaxy S5, built to give users a strong end-to-end private system for enterprise users of the device.
What was known last year as simply Samsung KNOX is now known as KNOX Workspace, at the core of the security features. This is currently available on the Galaxy S5. The other parts of KNOX 2.0 include KNOX EMM (a cloud-based mobile device management tool), KNOX Customization (a feature for customization to create “highly customized B2B solutions with off-the-shelf hardware”), and KNOX Marketplace (a place “to find, buy and use KNOX and enterprise cloud apps in a unified environment”).
Samsung states that other Galaxy devices will be receiving upgrades over the next few months to get the bump up to KNOX 2.0, but users of the OG KNOX are not about to be alienated by Samsung — the old MDM is backwards compatible with KNOX 2.0.
All the juicy details of KNOX 2.0 are listed out in Samsung’s blog post at the source link down below.