MWC 2014: Samsung introduces KNOX 2.0, brings app marketplace to enterprises

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Samsung added a new service called KNOX marketplace to its KNOX entreprise-oriented service. It’s basically a safe, business oriented app shop fulled of a variety of familiar names such as anymeeting or Box.

An app store for business

The Oriental business got white-label cloud service specialist AppDirect to provide with the service, a simple win for Samsung however that also indicates that others are most likely to emulate it. Note that there’s just under 150 apps offered.

As anticipated, application purchase and download is locked and Active Directory along with single-sign on are supported. Downloading an app deploys it nearly immediately on the Knox container on gadgets green-lighted for it without the end-user involvement.

Samsung exposed that about 7,000 KNOX-enabled devices are activated every day, that’s to do with one in every 25 gadgets on which it’s actually been set up. KNOX comes preloaded on tablets and smartphones such as the Galaxy S4, the S4 Mini and the Note 3 and requires Android 4.4 Kitkat.

KNOX goes overdrive

KNOX has been substantially updated as well with a multitude of brand-new functionalities added making itself the 2.0 suffix. These include certification management, VPN+, an enhanced container, a business mobility management in addition to consolidated billing.

The statement comes a day after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 which has a finger print reader embedded in the house button, a security feature that’s some significant enterprise potential, KNOX 2.0 is also preloaded on the S5

Earlier this week, Samsung revealed that it was partnering with the Global Enterprise Mobility Partnership along with Citrix and Zscaler.