Samsung Electronics announced that its solution have been approved by the United States Government and it is the first NIAP-Validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. After completing ten Memoranda of Agreements (MDAs), the government added the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component List.
Commenting on the achievement, JK Shin, CEO and president of IT and mobile business, Samsung Electronics, said,
“The inclusion of Samsung mobile devices on the CSfC list proves the unmatched security of Samsung Galaxy devices supported by the KNOX platform. 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.”
This accomplishment is the direct result of Samsung’s successful testing and certification under the U.S. government’s Common Criteria Mobile Device Fundamental Protection Profile (MDFPP) and VPN Protection Profile (VPNPP) programs. All devices and capabilities incorporate security features powered by Samsung KNOX.
If you do not know, earlier this year Samsung mobile devices were officially included on the Defense Information System Approved Products List for Sensitive But Unclassified use.
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