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Samsung partners with Absolute Software to boost Galaxy S4 security features

Will be embedded into Samsung Knox
Fri Apr 05 2013, 10:44
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KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has announced a partnership with Absolute Software that will see the firm's security software integrated into the Galaxy S4 smartphone.

The partnership will see Absolute Software's patented 'industry standard' security and management software embedded into Samsung Knox - the mobile security software set to make its debut in the Galaxy S4.

According to Samsung, this will give Galaxy S4 buyers - as well as adopters of its future Android smartphones and tablets - access to the firm's Absolute Computrace or Computrace Lojack for Laptops to "remotely track, manage and secure" their Samsung Galaxy device.

With Samsung Knox onboard, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will also be able to switch beteween personal and professional profiles, much like the Blackberry Balance feature found on the Blackberry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Absolute Software will also offer features such as the ability to secure corporate data to safeguard against breaches, monitor device status and receive alerts to Samsung smartphones and tablets.

Absolute Software CEO John Livingstone said, "We are excited to partner with the global mobile industry leader, Samsung, to provide enterprise mobility management and theft protection solutions for their devices.

"With Samsung, the leading provider of smartphones and Android tablets, we are extending Absolute's patented persistence technology across the full spectrum of smart connected mobile services."

Dr Injong Rhee, SVP of the Technology Strategy Group at Samsung added, "As we expand our position in the enterprise market, our customers are demanding enterprise level security solutions. This is what Samsung Knox and Absolute deliver."

As well as bumper security features, Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will also be amongst the first to have access to Facebook Home - the social network's custom Android overlay. µ

 

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