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Samsung unveils IoT platform, expands Knox
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Samsung unveils IoT platform, expands Knox 

These were the big announcements made by the company yesterday at the 2016 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco.

Curtis Sasaki, vice-president of ecosystems and IoT general manager for Samsung, said his company’s IoT platform will be using IoT modules of Samsung’s previously announced ARTIK Cloud.

It took Samsung three years to develop its IoT platform, but Sasaki said the modules will be able to connect to the cloud within 30 seconds.

Samsung has also made enhancements to Knox that will enable the platform to provide services beyond the mobile realm and serve as a foundation for all of Samsung’s enterprise solutions and services.  

“As we move closer each day to a world where all things are connected, strength of security has never been more important,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “As a renowned mobile security platform with notable government certifications, placing Samsung Knox at the foundation of all solutions and services will deliver the infrastructure needed to advance Samsung’s commitment to the enterprise.”

Launched in 2013, Knox is known as a robust mobile security platform primarily for the Android operating system, protecting the device at every layer from hardware through software to the application.

With the next evolution, all Samsung enterprise solutions and services including healthcare, automotive, finance and other segments will be built on the Knox platform.

Samsung said it is expanding Knox’s interoperability features beyond the Android OS to include the company’s Tizen OS. Knox also works seamlessly between IoT solutions with a collection of open APIs and SDKs. In addition, Knox is supported by over 120 enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers worldwide and performs with all popular single sign-on (SSO) and virtual private network (VPN) solutions to preserve enterprise legacy IT investments.

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