How secure are Samsung Galaxy devices protected by KNOX? Well, secure enough for the US government, as Uncle Sam has just approved the devices for classified use. This is indeed an accomplishment for Samsung, as these are the “First Consumer Mobile Devices NIAP-Validated and Approved for U.S. Government Classified Use.”
Samsung Galaxy Devices based on KNOX platform are the First Consumer Mobile Devices NIAP-Validated and Approved for U.S. Government Classified Use
October 21, 2014
Samsung’s entry onto the Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List proves that Samsung devices and KNOX meet the most stringent and vital security standards
Seoul, Korea – October 21, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced its solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. After completing ten Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs), the government added the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component List.
This accomplishment is the direct result of Samsung’s successful testing and certification under the U.S. government’s Common Criteria Mobile Device Fundamental Protection Profile (MDFPP) and VPN Protection Profile (VPNPP) programs. The listed Samsung devices are available for use with classified government networks and data. All devices and capabilities incorporate security features powered by Samsung KNOX.
“The inclusion of Samsung mobile devices on the CSfC list proves the unmatched security of Samsung Galaxy devices supported by the KNOX platform,” said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT and mobile business, Samsung Electronics. “At Samsung, we continue to address today’s increasingly complex security challenges, and are committed to delivering the most reliable mobile platform satisfying the needs of professionals in all industries, from SMBs and enterprises to governments and additional regulated markets.”
Earlier this year Samsung mobile devices were officially included on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Department of Defense Approved Products List for Sensitive But Unclassified use. The CSfC list for high security solutions supplements the DISA listing, enabling the U.S. government and its contractors to create composed solutions meeting the full range of U.S. government security objectives. Samsung is the only manufacturer with mobile devices on both lists.
The growing number of Samsung devices on both lists allows the U.S. government to enjoy cost effective and highly secured mobile experiences with a variety of options.
The Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Component List may be found at: https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/csfc_program/component_list.shtml
The DISA Approved Products List may be found at: http://www.disa.mil/Services/Network-Services/UCCO
Additionally, the industry-leading KNOX solution is available for commercial use worldwide at consumer-oriented prices. For more information, you can visit www.samsungknox.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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