Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.


Samsung Knox

Samsung Knox

Security platform for mobile devices

Samsung Knox is a security service for mobile devices running Android, developed and provided by the South Korean technology group Samsung. Knox is primarily used to separate private and business data on Samsung devices such as Galaxy Tabs or Galaxy smartphones.

Thus, Knox addresses the numerous security problems that arise, for example, from the BYOD (Bring your own Device) allocation model. In this function, it resembles a container app. Knox is then linked to the MDM and administered by the IT administrator. This should enable contactless configuration (see Android zero-touch).

The aim is also to automate and simplify the deployment of devices (Knox Mobile Enrollment). This makes it similar to Apple’s device enrollment program.

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Visualization of the Knox security layer (graphic: Samsung)

Samsung Knox Suite

Basic functions are available ex works with Knox in some models. Extended functions have been available separately in the so-called Samsung Knox Suite since May 2020. With Knox Suite, IT administrators now receive a license key for using the individual programs, eliminating the need for separate registration. Via single sign-on (SSO), the compatible business smartphones can thus be managed via a uniform, intuitively operable console.

The following four solutions can be integrated:

  • Samsung Knox Platform for Enterprise,
  • Knox Mobile Enrollment,
  • Knox Manage, and
  • Knox E-FOTA One.

Web links: Samsung Knox