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Bell first worldwide to launch fully integrated Samsung KNOX security for business customers

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bell first worldwide to launch fully integrated Samsung KNOX security for business customers

10:30 EDT Thursday, October 10, 2013

MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell and Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the first global availability of Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX is a comprehensive security solution that ensures enterprise customers (financial institutions, law firms, government agencies and businesses) have a high level of security and protection when employees use their own mobile devices at work or use their work devices as part of their everyday life. Bell is the only Canadian mobile carrier to offer a fully integrated Samsung KNOX solution for business customers.

"Bell is proud to be the first carrier in the world to offer Samsung KNOX to Canadian business and government customers. It's a state of the art solution for balancing IT, security and other corporate requirements with employee satisfaction," said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "More companies are implementing 'Bring Your Own Device' strategies, and Samsung KNOX solves the challenges of managing governance, compliance and security of mobile devices while ensuring the privacy of employee as well as company data."

"We are excited to partner with Bell who will provide a seamless user experience for customers who wish to deploy the KNOX solution with popular Galaxy devices in their businesses, starting with the Galaxy Note 3," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions at Samsung Canada. "Security and privacy are understandably held up as barriers to businesses embracing BYOD demands. The KNOX solution offers state of the art security and allows employees to combine their business and personal needs in a single device, without compromising the security that IT departments demand."

Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end solution that provides enhanced security from the hardware through to the application layer featuring Security Enhancements for Android, Trusted Secure Boot, and TrustZone-based Kernel Integrity Measurement. KNOX also separates business and personal data, allowing enterprises to manage corporate data independently from personal user information.

Additional features include:

  • A suite of enterprise applications including email, file sharing, CRM, browser, contacts and collaboration.
  • Compatibility with existing common enterprise infrastructure such as MDM (Mobile Device Management), VPN and directory services.
  • Automatic integration of existing Android ecosystem applications including FIPS compliant VPN, Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO), Active Directory and on-device encryption.

Samsung KNOX is available today for the new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 through Bell, the only Canadian mobile carrier to offer a fully integrated Samsung KNOX solution for business customers. Support for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available soon with additional Samsung devices to follow.

For more information, please visit Bell.ca/KNOX.

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.

The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada's Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

SOURCE: Bell Canada

For further information:

Jason Laszlo
Bell Media Relations
1-855-614-6602
jason.laszlo@bell.ca
@Bell_News

Meghan Neufeld
North Strategic (PR for Samsung Canada)
416-473-6306
meghan.neufeld@northstrategic.com

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