SAMSUNG HAS ANNOUNCED that some of its Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, have been approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for use with classified US government networks and data.
Samsung boasted during its announcement that its approved Galaxy-branded products are the first consumer devices to receive National Information Assurance Partnership approval, which means they have been deemed secure enough by the NSA to handle the full range of classified information.
This is thanks to Samsung's Knox technology, which comes baked-in to Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
The full list of approved products is: the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network Client.
"The inclusion of Samsung mobile devices on the CSfC list proves the unmatched security of Samsung Galaxy devices supported by the Knox platform," said JK Shin, CEO and president of Samsung's IT and mobile business.
"At Samsung, we continue to address today's increasingly complex security challenges, and are committed to delivering the most reliable mobile platform satisfying the needs of professionals in all industries, from SMBs and enterprises to governments and additional regulated markets."
Samsung devices were also included on the Defense Information Systems Agency approved product list earlier this year, although they couldn't be used to handle classified material at the time. µ
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