Samsung: here are the Galaxy protected by Knox and certified by GNS

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Samsung Smartphones

Samsung UK again obtains the security certification from the National Security Office (GNS) for a set of Samsung Mobile equipment. It is the fourth consecutive year that their smartphones are highlighted.

After in 2020 having seen some of its GNS certified mobile devices – from the Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Tab S6 to the Galaxy A20e -, Samsung again sees a set of equipment, with the KNOX security platform, to comply with national security requirements. security features set for mobile devices.

Samsung Galaxy is awarded with certificate from the National Security Office

Samsung Smartphones

The recognition was given after being submitted to an evaluation process in terms of Virtual Private Network (VPN), Mobility Fundamentals and Application Software. In fact, since 2018 Samsung has seen several of its mobile devices certified by GNS.

Samsung devices protected by Knox and now certified by GNS are:

  • Galaxy A21S
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A51 5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 +
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy Xcover Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab S7 + 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab A7
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 4G
  • Galaxy Tab Active Pro

GNS certification results from rigorous functional and cryptographic assessment tests on the platform Samsung Knox. Proving its high degree of security and inviolability.

National Security Office

For this purpose, the update processes of the Android operating system were evaluated. More precisely the handshakes of cryptographic signatures, the robustness of Samsung Knox in the secure encapsulation of sensitive data. Thus, not allowing access to malicious mobile applications, as well as checking the flow in the safe boot of Android.

Accreditation by GNS was carried out in partnership with Adyta, a company that had its genesis at the University of Porto. More specifically with C3P, a center specialized in cybersecurity and privacy.

Knox is Samsung’s security platform

Samsung Knox is a security platform, launched in 2003, which is integrated into Samsung smartphones, tablets and wearables and which has been continuously improved with new features.

This platform is created from the chip and consists of overlapping defense and security mechanisms that protect devices and users against intrusions, malware and other malicious threats.

In addition, it is fully integrated with other leading EMM (enterprise mobility management) manufacturers, such as Airwatch, Microsoft, MobileIron, SOTI, among many others.

“We rely on our smartphones more than ever, so protecting sensitive or classified information is also more important than ever.” Says Pedro Paiva, Head of B2B Mobile Division at Samsung.

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