Enterprise-ready mobile security from Samsung and Zscaler

February 24, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Zscaler has announced a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to provide an enterprise-ready mobile security solution. The deep integration of the Zscaler security cloud with Samsung KNOX, a secure Android platform for enterprise mobility, provides a streamlined, enterprise-ready solution for both Samsung and Zscaler customers.

This enterprise-grade mobile security from Zscaler and Samsung is made possible by extending the security and compliance policies from the Zscaler security cloud to Samsung KNOX. The Zscaler security cloud is centrally-managed and administers granular policy enforcement on a per-user/per-device basis anywhere in the world.

Zscaler provides advanced security and real-time visibility for its users by meeting them en route to the Web services they consume and scanning all inbound and outbound Internet transactions. Samsung KNOX provides a container to separate work and personal environments to protect enterprise data and employee privacy. Together, these technologies give enterprises the additional security they need without compromising the user experience.

According to IDC, mobile malware is a top security concern among 68 percent of IT-controlled enterprises. Zscaler research shows that browser and mobile applications present considerable risks for security and privacy. Whether an organisation implements a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenario or provides company owned devices, the purpose-built integration provides truly secure and efficient work and play environments on one mobile device.