A substantial amount of South Africans use their smartphones for both personal and business use. The advantages of allowing employees to utilise their devices and operating systems, includes boosting productivity and curbing company costs.
However, this also presents opportunities for enterprising hackers. The fact is, smartphones can open the door for cybercriminals to infiltrate company networks. Therefore, in order to make the most of the convenience of smartphones, companies need to move quickly to gain control of their entire mobile environment.
“Always-on employees offer significant benefits to organisations operating in a digital world, but having all employees directly connected to enterprise systems wherever they are, can increase the company’s information security risk profile. This is where Samsung Knox rises to the challenge. Defence-grade security is less of a nice-to-have and undeniably a must-have,” explained Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility for Samsung South Africa.
With advancing technology, hackers have also become more inventive, so securing data has to be more effective than simply being alerted about threats coming in. The key is to embed security into every aspect of a phone.
Fortunately, according to Hume, Samsung has taken a giant leap forward in device security. Samsung Knox is Samsung’s defence-grade mobile security platform built into its devices. It protects against intrusion, malware, and malicious threats. Samsung designed Knox to address these threats, which are far too real. He elaborated that, with hackers finding inventive ways to get your information, Knox had to be a step ahead.
“With Knox, you have peace of mind you simply won’t have otherwise. And even more reassuring is that Samsung Knox is built into Samsung smartphones, tablets, and wearables at the manufacturing stage, so you have it the moment the device is unpacked,” he concluded.