General Dynamics C4 Systems today announced a strategic partnership with Samsung to incorporate its “GD Protected” technology into Samsung GALAXY devices running the Samsung KNOX™. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure platform that provides security hardening from the hardware to the application layer. GD Protected provides unprecedented security for commercial smartphones, tablets and applications, including the data stored on mobile devices. Customers who buy the new Samsung KNOX enabled devices can also purchase the GD Protected technology, enabling mobile workers to access the public Internet and secure enterprise networks using a single, secure, commercial off-the-shelf Samsung device. GD Protected technology for Samsung KNOX enabled devices will be available in the second quarter of 2013.
“General Dynamics has been securing the nation’s most sensitive information for more than 50 years, which means the technology we deliver to Samsung KNOX enabled devices can be trusted to the highest levels,” said Chris Marzilli, president, General Dynamics C4 Systems. “Whether they are connected to their employer’s secure network or mapping an address using the Internet, mobile workers will have the same experience that they have come to expect when using their personal smartphones.”
"We are pleased to partner with General Dynamics, a world leader in defense-grade security products,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, senior vice president, Technology Strategy and B2B R&D group for Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung KNOX solution with GD Protected will deliver unprecedented end-to-end security solutions to our customers in the public sector and regulated industries.”
Source: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)
Date: Feb 26, 2013