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CA Technologies Launches Integration with Samsung KNOX to Secure Android Device Deployments across the Enterprise

February 27, 2014

CA Technologies announced CA Mobile Device Management (CA MDM) will be compatible with Samsung KNOX, Samsung's secure mobile platform solution designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for both enterprises and consumers.

According to a release, Samsung KNOX, an offering with a fully secure boot chain and new container-based environment for Android is an enterprise mobile solution that addresses the mobile security needs of enterprise IT without invading the privacy of its employees.

"As the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we have an unparalleled reach across carriers," said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "This integration with CA Technologies extends our reach and will allow us to better support the enterprise with the KNOX platform."

CA MDM, one of the products in the new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) suite, is a highly scalable product that provides enterprises with the capabilities necessary to secure and manage mobile devices, applications, and various end points including Windows and Linux desktops. With this compatibility, CA MDM will support the following features to Samsung KNOX-enabled devices:

-Single sign-on for mobile applications

-Application-level Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

-Application group policy

-Certificate management

-Enhanced firewall group policy

-Application Blacklisting/Whitelisting

CA MDM is the only solution that not only leverages all enterprise APIs exposed by Samsung KNOX but will also tightly integrate policy enforcement for enterprises to monitor and manage the KNOX container and the accompanying enterprise application deployments.

"Our customers have been asking for tightly integrated enterprise class solutions with Samsung's mobile device offerings," said Nagi Prabhu, vice president, Enterprise Mobility, CA Technologies. "With this support for Samsung KNOX, we will enable IT administrators to provide enterprise access at a very granular level without compromising the usability of mobile apps while retaining the mobile app user experience."

Samsung Electronics Co. is a company focused on technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere.

CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services.

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