Samsung is the First Device Manufacturer to Embed Fixmo’s Sentinel
Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013
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
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).