About Samsung Knox

Knox is Samsung’s B2B mobile brand

Samsung Knox mobile devices are trusted the world over by leading governments and regulatory bodies. Launched in 2013, more than 1 billion Samsung devices have since been Secured by Knox, safeguarding their data and providing granular control to our more than 1,000 partners across the globe.

Whether you're developing a solution for internal company use, or to sell to other businesses — we can help you create better business apps.

Knox devices are built for business

Knox technology has been available on Samsung devices since 2013. In that time, Knox features have evolved to meet the needs of our growing customer base.

Activated on more than 50 million devices

Used on secure government networks worldwide

Knox platform 3.2 received 27 of 30 “Strong” ratings in Gartner report*

Fully harmonized with Android Enterprise

More than 1,000 APIs beyond Android

The Knox advantage

Samsung devices are built on the Knox platform — the base on which the Android OS is installed. And so Knox devices offer our partners more granular control, more comprehensive security, and greater versatility for customization than any other devices on the market.

Differentiate your solution by developing with us, and offer your customers more features than your competition.

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Your mobile data is Secured by Knox

Knox devices are always running in a hardware-backed trusted environment, and are designed to block any attempts at tampering, from boot-up, runtime, and even when powered off.

This series of security checks ensure user data on Samsung Knox devices is protected from mobile threats such as ransomware, malware, and unauthorized rooting, even while you’re using your device.

Explore each of the layers in the Knox platform below.

Container

Management framework

SE for Android

Runtime protection & encryption

TrustZone architecture

Hardware Root of Trust

Knox protects applications and data by strictly defining what each process is allowed to do and what data it can access. This allows Knox to separate, encrypt, and protect enterprise data within a managed container.

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Periodic Kernel Measurement & Real-time Kernel Protection work to constantly inspect the core software of the OS, the kernel. These checks ensure that requests to bypass device security are blocked and sensitive data is protected.

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The Knox platform leverages a processor architecture in which highly sensitive computations are isolated from the rest of the device’s operations, protecting enterprise data.

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To prevent security measures from being bypassed or compromised, Knox uses Boot-time Protections backed by Hardware Root of Trust to verify integrity of the device during the boot process.

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SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS (SE) FOR Android

Knox protects applications and data by strictly defining what each process is allowed to do and what data it can access. This allows Knox to separate, encrypt, and protect enterprise data within a managed container.

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Knox cloud services and tools for partners

Samsung offers APIs for partners to integrate with Knox cloud services for enhanced experiences.

Deploy

Knox Deployment Program APIs

Register device serial numbers and IMEIs in our Knox database to use with other Knox cloud services

Useful for:

Device resellers/carriers

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Enroll

Knox Mobile Enrollment APIs

Enroll devices with Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) /Mobile Device Management (MDM) providers.

Useful for:

UEMs

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Customize

Customization APIs

Customize devices for vertical industries.

Useful for:

Business app vendors

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Manage

Knox E-FOTA APIs

Upgrade firmware, versatile OS version control and management.

Useful for:

UEMs, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

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No matter your business, Knox can help

For Unified Endpoint Management

Offer your UEM/ EMM/ MDM customers more control over Samsung devices with Knox development tools. Visit our UEM page to see proprietary tools we recommend adding to your UEM to access advanced device features.

Advanced security and management
Selective OS updates
Knox Mobile Enrollment integration
Go to UEM Use Case Page

UEM/MDM/EMM

For Unified Endpoint Management

Offer your UEM/ EMM/ MDM customers more control over Samsung devices with Knox development tools. Visit our UEM page to see proprietary tools we recommend adding to your UEM to access advanced device features.

Advanced security and management
Selective OS updates
Knox Mobile Enrollment integration
Go to UEM Use Case Page
*Gartner, Inc. Mobile OSs and Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms, Patrick Hevesi, May 6, 2019