Centrify Expands Strategic Samsung OEM Partnership by Providing Samsung Branded Cloud-Based Identity Management Solution; Companies Collaborate on KNOX Mobile Device and Application Management Functionality
Corporation, the leader in unified identity management across data center, cloud and mobile announced that it has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to power the cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) features of the Samsung KNOX EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) cloud-based service.
Centrify is the key technology provider for the cloud IAM capabilities of KNOX EMM, and has collaborated extensively with Samsung’s engineering teams to co-develop Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) features for the KNOX EMM service. Also available for non-Samsung devices, organizations can leverage Centrify’s cloud service to comprehensively manage cross-platform mobile users and devices to address security and management of enterprise mobility, application access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) device challenges.
“Businesses of all sizes are looking to address enterprise mobility challenges around securing their users’ mobile devices and easy one-click access to cloud applications from these mobile devices,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Leveraging Centrify’s cloud IAM, Samsung is delivering the industry’s only comprehensive and integrated EMM solution that combines cloud-based mobile device management with enterprise user identity federation for mobile and SaaS apps.”
KNOX EMM is a cost-effective cloud-based service for organizations that want to enable Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablets for business use with a simple remote device and mobile app management solution. Additionally, KNOX EMM is also available as a solution for centrally managing Apple iOS and non-Samsung Android devices and apps. KNOX EMM enables “identity where you want it” scenarios that allow organizations to either integrate their existing Active Directory identities or leverage cloud-based identities from enterprise cloud directories, such as Samsung EMM Cloud Directory or Windows Azure Active Directory, to enable federated identity to thousands of SaaS applications. In addition, customers can either deploy hundreds of mobile policies via a fully cloud-based service or leverage their on-premise Active Directory Group Policy infrastructure to secure and manage mobile devices. This identity and policy flexibility, combined with a single cloud-based architecture and integrated user interface for mobile device, app and cloud app management, makes KNOX EMM unique in the market.
With KNOX EMM, end users leverage the improved mobile productivity benefits of Zero Sign-on access to rich mobile and cloud-based SaaS apps, while IT can easily manage mobile containers. KNOX EMM is delivered as a cloud service that can be up and running in minutes, resulting in world-class mobile security and seamless integration for organizations. Users benefit from 1-click access to their SaaS and mobile applications from any mobile or desktop end point. IT gains centralized user account and app management with advanced features like two-factor authentication for web or mobile access via soft tokens, automated user creation and deletion for apps, role-based access control and management for SaaS and mobile applications.
Centrify is also integrated as the de-facto cloud IAM service for SaaS and mobile apps purchased via the new KNOX Marketplace, a cloud marketplace platform to unify the purchase, delivery, billing and identity/access management of cloud apps. A paid edition of KNOX IAM will also be available for purchase on the KNOX Marketplace that provides several advanced identity management features like unlimited application single-sign on from any device/desktop, multi-factor authentication, SaaS user provisioning and more.
“Due to our work with Samsung over the years, Centrify has become the key cloud identity provider for KNOX EMM, delivering the first integrated cloud and mobile management solution of its kind to users,” said Centrify CEO Tom Kemp. “Through this partnership with Samsung, we are enabling organizations to simply and securely achieve maximum mobile productivity from their workforce via enterprise-class mobile and SaaS management across the platforms of choice for millions of users.”
Availability and Pricing
The KNOX EMM solution is available today for use on every device and is included in various KNOX free and paid product offerings targeted for individuals, small & medium businesses and enterprise & government organizations. A complete overview of all KNOX solutions with price & feature comparisons along with a list of all supported devices is available at www.samsungknox.com.