Launches standalone mobile security offering plus brings Lookout to KNOX
Lookout, a mobile security provider, has announced its expansion into the enterprise market with a standalone mobile security offering. Additionally, Samsung Electronics and Lookout announced a partnership to bring Lookout to mobile devices with Samsung KNOX, an enterprise mobile solution addressing the mobile security needs of enterprise IT without invading the privacy of employees.
Samsung KNOX provides security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. Lookout for KNOX will include real time, cloud-based scanning to protect against mobile threats from email attachments, web browsing, and any type of file sharing services.
Said Dr. Injong Rhee, senior vice president of KNOX Business Group at Samsung Electronics: 'We're excited to partner with Lookout to bring an additional level of security to Samsung KNOX. Lookout is the leader in mobile threat protection and they are uniquely equipped to address business mobile security and the evolving challenges in the BYOD movement.'
Added John Hering, CEO at Lookout: 'Samsung is a market leader in mobile devices for business, and we're excited to work together to bring Lookout to KNOX. Protection against mobile threats for devices in the workplace is critical, and we're excited to announce we're expanding to address the unique needs of businesses.'
In partnership with Samsung, the KNOX platform retains full compatibility with Android and the Google ecosystem while engineering fundamental security and management enhancements, including its unique application container technology that enables enterprises to support both BYOD and Corporate-Liable models, without compromising corporate security or employee privacy.
More than half of Fortune 1000 companies have employees using Lookout on their mobile devices already, and more than 40 million people worldwide use Lookout. With protection against mobile threats critical for businesses, Lookout will introduce Lookout for Business, a standalone offering, in 2014 in Europe.