In addition to being the most popular smartphone vendor around the globe by a landslide, and producing the two devices consumers and experts appear to agree are the best of the best, Samsung today adds another important gold medal to its increasingly crowded trophy room.

This one’s a little unexpected, which probably makes the win that much sweeter, as we all tend to associate BlackBerry or Apple’s names first and foremost with top-drawer mobile security, impenetrable encryption, and data protection.

But surprise, surprise, market research firm Gartner ranked Samsung Knox number one in its “Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms” analysis, after pitting it against 11 other software products in both “core OS security features” and “enterprise management capabilities.”

The verdict? Knox apparently earned the most “strong” ratings for Corporate Managed Security, and was the only platform evaluated with “strong” ratings for “every security control listed in the Corporate Managed Security category.”

Samsung believes this highlights the company’s “industry leading position” in everything from Authentication Methods, Encryption Management, Jailbreak/Root Protection, and App Vetting. Unfortunately, we don’t have the names of the other graded platforms, and their classification, but surely, Knox had to fend off BlackBerry’s own powerful suite of security solutions to earn top honors.

That’s mighty impressive, and it’s yet another reason you may want to consider the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this spring, as the two come with Knox 2.6 pre-loaded, as well as a host of Google-designed Android M security enhancements.

Granted, highly skilled and motivated hackers could still find a way to get to your private information, but it’s not going to be easy if you take the right precautions.

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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