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04 April 2013, 12:01

Absolute Software and Samsung partner on KNOX

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Device security and management company Absolute Software has announced that it is partnering with Samsung to bring tracking, remote wipe and management capabilities to Samsung's KNOX security framework. Samsung KNOX, which is based on SE Android, was unveiled in March as a solution to secure business data storage on Android-based mobile devices.

KNOX is expected to be launched in the second quarter of this year and, with the addition of Absolute Software's Computrace technology, will also include cloud-based security and management, including the option of having the company's investigation team trace and recover stolen devices with the help of local law enforcement. KNOX already uses SE Android's kernel extensions to allow users to set up separate working areas for business-related data and applications that can be encrypted at the file level. With Absolute Security's Computrace, the platform also allows device administrators to remotely wipe devices and track them in case they get lost or stolen, all from one integrated web console.

According to Samsung and Absolute Security, the technology will be available on selected Galaxy devices within the year, including the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.

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