Samsung Electronics has revealed that its solutions have been ratified by the U.S government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. 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 after completing the ten Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs).
The listed devices of Samsung are available for use with classified government networks and data. All devices and capabilities incorporate security features powered by Samsung KNOX. The Samsung KNOX is a security feature which enables business and personal content to coexist in the same device.
Speaking about the certification, 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. 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.”
Apart from this the Samsung devices also made place in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Department of Defense Approved Products List for Sensitive but Unclassified use.