ISLAMABAD – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the launch of the Samsung KNOX Partner Program designed for ISVs and resellers to extend the benefits of KNOX to the enterprise market.
Samsung KNOX was introduced in Barcelona earlier this year as an enterprise-ready Secure Android Platform powering new Samsung GALAXY branded devices in the market.
KNOX is designed from the ground up to systematically fortify Android by leveraging the hardware to provide the highest level of security. KNOX resolves the two major enterprise mobility concerns for customers–security and manageability – in addition to addressing the ability to seamlessly separate work and play.
According to the official press release of Samsung, “the Samsung KNOX Partner Program creates vast opportunities for resellers and ISVs to deliver sustained value to their customers”.
“We are launching Samsung KNOX partner program and believe it is a truly exciting time in our journey towards winning in the Enterprise segment.” said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President and Head of B2B R&D Group, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics, “With Samsung KNOX, for the very first time Enterprise IT can deploy Android devices, which are loved by consumers, for enterprise usage, ensuring highest levels of platform security and information protection. This excitement is shared by our Go-To-Market partners and they have signed up overwhelmingly to partner with us to resell KNOX and in turn unlock tremendous value in their Enterprise Mobility offerings. We look forward to a long-term win-win with our partners. ”
The program offers key benefits to resellers, carriers and MDMs to enhance security, control and manageability including:
· Quick and easy ramp to sales via a Partner Portal with assets, resources and training that allows partners to be up, running and selling to support Samsung devices.
· Deal registration and quick trial programs for customers to enhance margins and protect market development for the partners registering deals.
· Broad support for many MDMs allowing resellers to partner and sell either a holistic device solution for the enterprise that today does not have an MDM installed, or support for what is already installed.
· Enhanced support options allow partners to sign up to take first line or first and second line of support.
The program offers Platinum, Gold and Silver levels and is waiving minimum requirements for the first six months, allowing every partner signed to enjoy the benefits of the Platinum level. After initial recruitment and performance analysis Samsung will enforce minimums and tier benefits.
First partner training was oversubscribed and our subsequent trainings are being filled rapidly – the next two trainings are scheduled for December 4-5, 2013 and January 14-15, 2014.
Here you can check the full view of the program and evaluate the right program to enhance your security and mobility offerings.
What our key MDM partners have said about the launch:
“We are excited about our strategic reseller partnership with Samsung to advance enterprise mobility and join Samsung to further the adoption of their secure Android devices that increase workforce productivity for millions of enterprise employees,” said Shreyas Sadalgi, VP of Business Development at Centrify. Delivering Samsung KNOX along with Centrify’s mobile identity and management solution enables IT to confidently embrace BYOD and COPE models for improved productivity, without sacrificing security or manageability. ” – Shreyas Sadalgi, Centrify Vice President
“Our government and enterprise customers are looking for new ways to leverage mobility in the workplace, and to fully embrace the latest mobile devices and apps without compromising security or compliance,” said Bruce Gilley, President of Fixmo U.S. “As a Samsung KNOX reseller and value-added solution provider, we can now deliver our customers a government-grade mobility solution with all the benefits that come with the Samsung Galaxy family of devices.” – Tyler Lessard, Fixmo CMO.
“We are excited to partner with Samsung to bring their innovative KNOX technology to our customers, especially those in government agencies and highly-regulated industries. More and more employees are knocking at the door of IT demanding to use their own Android-powered smartphones and tablets.
However, without the strong security measures in place to control and secure those devices. The combination of FancyFon’s proven and validated management platform FAMOC and Samsung KNOX security solution enables our enterprise and government customers to overcome the challenges faced when integrating Android devices into the network.” – Bartosz Leoszewski, FancyFon CEO