With enterprise mobility rapidly becoming the norm in the workspace, businesses must keep up with ever-growing threats. Samsung KNOX Workspace provides a robust hardware- and software-integrated security foundation for the mobile enterprise using Android devices. The KNOX framework provides employees with an optimized, secure channel to company resources from personal or corporate-issued devices to improve productivity. Employees can be authenticated through KNOX Workspace’s full support for Microsoft Workplace Join. Workplace Join enables users to register devices with an enterprise to allow access to its data and systems, providing a second factor of device authentication through Active Directory.
Injong Rhee from Samsung Knox team has revealed to The Register that Microsoft and Samsung has signed a deal that will allow Samsung to pre-install OneDrive, OneNote and Offie 365 apps along with KNOX Workspace.
Today I’m going to tell you about additional productivity applications from Microsoft. We have a deal with Microsoft which will be announced in a week or so, we’ll have a big announcement, so you have a sneak preview. We’ll have Microsoft OneDrive, and OneNote, and Office 365 come with Knox Workspace. When you download Knox Workspace, this comes pre-loaded.
It is also interesting to note that Microsoft has decided not to support Android for Work, Google’s competitor to Samsung Knox. Microsoft’s Andrew Conway, a director in Enterprise Mobility product marketing has confirmed that Microsoft has no plans to support Android for Work. Samsung and Google are competing against each other in EMM space. Let’s see how it play out.