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Samsung KNOX offers enterprise customers secure Android platform

Samsung Electronics South Africa, a leader in digital media and convergence technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of the Samsung KNOX Partner Programme, designed for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), distributors and resellers to meet the unique needs in developing secure, innovative solutions for enterprises.

Samsung launched KNOX in Barcelona earlier this year as an enterprise-ready Secure Android Platform, powering new Samsung GALAXY devices. KNOX is designed to systematically fortify Android by leveraging the hardware and provide the highest level of security. KNOX resolves the two major enterprise mobility concerns for customers namely security and manageability, in addition to addressing the requirement to seamlessly separate work and play.

The Samsung KNOX Partner Programme creates vast opportunities for distributors, resellers and ISVs to deliver sustained value to their customers.

“The local availability of the Samsung KNOX Partner Programme will offer great benefits to enterprise customers. With the introduction of Samsung KNOX, Android devices can now be deployed for enterprise usage, ensuring the highest level of platform security and information protection,” said Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility, Samsung South Africa.

The programme offers the following key benefits to resellers, carriers and mobile device managers (MDMs) :

  • Quick and easy ramp to sales via a Partner Portal with assets, resources and training that allows partners to be up, running and selling to support Samsung devices; 
  • Deal registration and quick trial programmes for customers to enhance margins and protect market development for the partners registering deals;
  • Broad support for many MDMs allowing resellers to partner and sell either a holistic device solution for the enterprise that today does not have an MDM installed, or support for what is already installed;
  • Enhanced support options allow partners to sign up, to take first line or first and second line of support;

The programme offers Platinum, Gold and Silver levels and is waiving minimum requirements for the first six months, allowing every partner signed to enjoy the benefits of the Platinum level.  After initial recruitment and performance analysis Samsung will enforce minimums and tier benefits. 

“In addition, we will be conducting training to ensure our partners are equipped with the competency to sell and support KNOX, locally. Our first international partner training was oversubscribed and our subsequent training sessions are being filled rapidly – the next training is scheduled for January 14-15, 2014.  Visit for a full view of the programme and assess the correct requirement to enhance your security and mobility offerings,” adds Ferreira. 

What our key MDM partners have said about the launch:

“We are excited about our strategic reseller partnership to advance enterprise mobility and join Samsung to further the adoption of their secure Android devices that increase workforce productivity for millions of enterprise employees,” said Shreyas Sadalgi, VP of Business Development at Centrify. “Delivering Samsung KNOX along with Centrify’s mobile identity and management solution enables IT to confidently embrace BYOD and COPE models for improved productivity, without sacrificing security or manageability.” Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify Vice President.

"Our government and enterprise customers are looking for new ways to leverage mobility in the workplace, and to fully embrace the latest mobile devices and apps without compromising security or compliance," said Bruce Gilley, President of Fixmo U.S. "As a Samsung KNOX reseller and value-added solution provider, we can now deliver our customers a government-grade mobility solution with all the benefits that come with the Samsung Galaxy family of devices." Tyler Lessard, Fixmo CMO.

“We are thrilled to partner with Samsung to bring their innovative KNOX technology to our customers, especially those in government agencies and highly-regulated industries. More and more employees are knocking at the door of IT demanding to use their own Android-powered smartphones and tablets. However, they don’t have the strong security measures in place to control and secure those devices. The combination of FancyFon’s proven and validated management platform FAMOC and Samsung KNOX security solution enables our enterprise and government customers to overcome the challenges faced when integrating Android devices into the network.” Bartosz Leoszewski, FancyFon CEO. 

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To enquire how to join this programme, contact Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility, Samsung South Africa on p[email protected]

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