Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity
Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets protected using the company’s Knox security technology have been integrated with VPNs from Cisco Systems, giving enterprises more options for communicating securely.
Integration with Cisco’s VPN platform is important because most enterprises use Cisco gear, according to Leif-Olof Wallin, research vice president at Gartner. Samsung’s Knox platform is used to protect applications and data on the smartphone or tablet and Cisco’s AnyConnect for Samsung Knox is used to secure the communication.
These kinds of collaborations are about making it easier to reuse existing equipment for new functions. In this case, enterprises don’t want to invest in new VPN gateways, so its up to Samsung to provide the widest possible support for different software and hardware.