Samsung Brings KNOX for Secured BYOD to Work and Play

samsungSamsung has created a buzz in the smart phone market by unveiling Knox software. KNOX once installed on your Galaxy, will allow you to have two distinctive and secured environments for personal and business use.

This concept was much talked about by Samsung that gave birth to the hottest buzz phrases BYOD (bring your own device). Coming out of Mobile World Congress, it is believed that Samsung has added some additional security features

The new software KNOX can be called a "comprehensive mobile solution" for work and play. According to Samsung, now it will be easy to choose between work and play. The KNOX icon on the bottom left of the display screen will make it easy for the users to choose applications they need for work like email, contacts, calendar, file sharing, collaboration, a browser etc.

The concept is not new and was announced by LG through a partnership with VM ware that talked about dual-boot Android phones to satisfy enterprise IT departments in 2010. However, KNOX is likely to be the easiest and simplest to use. Settings will be controlled by the IT departments obviously to ensure how long a user can go before KNOX asks for the password. KNOX is similar to Blackberry Balance which was launched in the last week of January.