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US Department of Defense adds Samsung Galaxy devices to Approved Products List

image001.jpgSamsung Electronics has announced that five of its KNOX-embedded devices are included on the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Approved Products List (APL).

The five listed Galaxy devices are the S4, S4 Active, Note 3, Note Pro 12.2, and Note 10.1 2014 Edition, operating Android 4.4 with KNOX. It will result in Department of Defense (DoD) users having a wider choice of mobile device in the field, on bases, and in offices.

To meet the DISA approval process, the KNOX-embedded devices had to comply with over one hundred requirements. These range from encryption to intrusion detection, and key exchange, to support for secure networking standards. DoD policy requires that all IT handling its information must comply with strict cyber-security policies, standards, architectures, security controls, and validation procedures.

“The addition of these five devices to the APL with the KNOX Platform, brings together the holistic B2B vision of Samsung,” says Injong Rhee, senior VP of KNOX business, IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics. “Moreover, it is the unique combination of security and interoperability that enables Samsung to meet the DoD’s rigorous requirements with an unparalleled selection of commercial off-the-shelf devices, pre-approved for US military and federal use.”

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