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Samsung Partners with Fixmo for Global Rights to Embedded Mobile Security Software
By: Business Wire
Feb. 25, 2013 02:30 AM
Today at Mobile World Congress, Fixmo announced a strategic partnership with Samsung that will see the global leader in smartphones embed Fixmo’s patented Sentinel Integrity Services technology on Samsung smartphones and tablets. The partnership comes at a critical time as Government agencies and Enterprise IT around the world look to expand their deployments of consumer-grade Android devices for critical business applications with ensured corporate security, integrity and compliance.
Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services is a powerful security offering for detecting tampering, policy violations, potential vulnerabilities and the presence of unverified or potentially malicious third-party applications on mobile devices. The core patented technology, originally termed “AutoBerry”, was developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) as a means of protecting smartphones and verifying system integrity and compliance for U.S. Department of Defense agencies. Under a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the NSA, Fixmo transitioned the technology from a Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) technology to a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) offering and has significantly enhanced it for the Android platform.
Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services is currently in use by Government and Department of Defense agencies around the world as an after-market product for BlackBerry and Android deployments. Through the partnership with Samsung, it will be preloaded on select Samsung GALAXY devices as a part of Samsung KNOX platforms. Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end secure platform that provides security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer.
“Our partnership with Fixmo further exemplifies our commitment to meeting the highest security standards demanded by government agencies, defense contractors and large enterprises around the world,” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President, B2B R&D Group at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung KNOX secure BYOD solution with Fixmo’s Sentinel services will help our customers in the public sector and regulated industries expand their deployments of mobile devices and apps without sacrificing security or compliance.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Samsung to bring our mobile security offerings to government agencies and enterprises around the world,” said Rick Segal, CEO with Fixmo. “Through our close partnership, we are now able to offer the most tightly integrated, feature-rich, and trusted implementation of Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services on devices powered by the Samsung KNOX platforms.”
Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services will be available as an embedded offering on select Samsung GALAXY devices. Fixmo and Samsung will be demonstrating the joint solution offering this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in Hall 3, stand 3B94.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company’s MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo’s MRM technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada (http://fixmo.com).
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