I’m excited to share some new ways that XenMobile and Samsung Knox are working together to provide industry-leading application and data security for Android environments.  This joint solution, on display next week at Citrix Synergy 2016, allows IT to take advantage of key  security features of Samsung Knox at no additional cost.

Samsung Knox provides mobile security in three ways:

Knox Technology v2

This new partnership between Citrix and Samsung provides XenMobile customers using XenMobile MDX container-based Mobile Application Management (MAM) with additional  Knox platform security and MDM policies (blue area above) at no additional cost. And Samsung will provide Citrix with Knox APIs, making it easier to apply Knox polices through the XenMobile EMM platform.

KNOX Architecutre

Over 85% of XenMobile customers use the Citrix MDX container for application level management and security, and now these customers will get additional Knox Platform security on Samsung KNOX devices free of cost, without requiring to purchase an additional Knox Workspace license. However, should XenMobile customers choose to use the Knox Workspace Container, a Knox Workspace license must be purchased. The Knox Workspace license is available for purchase from both Citrix and Samsung authorized resellers.

With XenMobile and Samsung Knox, IT will benefit from the highest levels of Android security available in the market today. The multi-layered security architecture shown above shows how Citrix and Samsung can work together to provide end-to-end encryption for data-at-rest, data  in-motion and data-in-use.

As an EMM platform provider, it’s important for XenMobile to work with all popular device types, operating systems and even mobile technologies such as Knox. We don’t want to limit customer choice.

Additional integration and testing have already been completed between Citrix and Samsung to support joint use cases such as the ability to bulk-enroll Knox devices on the XenMobile EMM platform. The bulk-enrollment feature (Knox Mobile Enrolment) is available now and serves as an example of our technology integration with Samsung. This enhances the joint Samsung-Citrix value proposition for enterprise customers by streamlining on-boarding and making it easier for IT to setup and deploy a volume of Samsung devices for end users.

At Citrix we’re looking forward to working with customers who recognize the technology benefits that XenMobile and Samsung Knox can jointly bring to enterprise Android device deployments.

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