Etisalat Partners with Samsung to Launch KNOX for Business Customers
- KNOX available for the first time in the region
- New solution eliminates the need to carry a separate mobile device
Etisalat, UAE’s leading telecom provider today announced its partnership with Samsung to launch its KNOX solution for the first time in the region for its business mobile customers enabling them to separate work and personal data helping enterprises to manage and secure the device and data at the same time.
The growth of enterprise mobility, driven by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, has recently fostered a rapid shift in the enterprise mobility marketplace. While BYOD encourages flexibility in the enterprise, it poses a risk to the security of the enterprise data on these devices. Hence, there is an inherent need for a solution that would help the enterprise manage and secure the device and data while maintaining the privacy of its employees.
KNOX is a new security solution developed by Samsung Electronics. It provides security for enterprise data on Android devices, by keeping the individual’s data and applications separate from the work environment. ‘Containerization’, the process of separating corporate from personal data on Android smart devices significantly reduces the risk of malware and malicious attacks.
This enhances security at all levels of the Android platform, from the integrated hardware, infrastructure, through to the applications. It supports users’ privacy to enjoy personal tasks without compromising enterprise security.
The solution combined with Etisalat’s offerings like Business Ultimate and Business Tablet offering flexibility to customers. The subscribers can choose from a variety of options ranging from AED49 to AED999 per month which can be further augmented with add-on packages for data, roaming and international calling offering rates as low as 50fils/min.
The packages aim to offer the customer a scalable, flexible offering designed specifically to cater to all its business needs. Additionally the customers can pick the latest devices at zero upfront payments with the most competitive calling rates and bundled data to experience the largest and most advanced 4G LTE network in the region.
John Lincoln, Senior Vice President, Business Marketing, Etisalat said: “At Etisalat, we always strive to gain a better understanding of the growing needs of our customers by bringing the latest global technologies first to the country. Today’s partnership with Samsung will address the security requirements of the SMEs and large enterprises, while operating on the largest 4G LTE network in UAE. This partnership with allow our customers to leverage our advanced network for data, while continuing to operate in a highly secured business environment.”
Madhav Narayan, Senior Regional Director, GCC, Enterprise Business, Samsung Gulf Electronics said: “We are proud to partner with Etisalat to offer the KNOX solution to its valued business customers. CIOs in the Middle East are adopting a mobile-first approach to IT deployments, and, in doing so, they will need to take measures that address mobile security concerns. With KNOX, Samsung has developed an enterprise-ready solution that directly addresses the needs of BYOD in the enterprise network.”
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