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Samsung Acquires Tachyon, Enterprise Mobile Device Configuration and Deployment Software

Acquisition is intended to automate the setup process for Samsung's enterprise Android devices*, with the plan for faster, more secure and cost-effective, accurate and complete rollouts.

College Park, MD – October 27, 2016 - Kaprica Security, experts in mobility and cybersecurity, today announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired its enterprise mobile device configuration and development software Tachyon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition will automate the "last mile" of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers, addressing third-party apps and complex scenarios when no API alternative exists. Tachyon is already in many enterprises, automatically configuring large quantities of Samsung devices with the requisite settings, apps and data, while eliminating the delays, errors and security vulnerabilities common to the process. By completely automating setup and deployment, Samsung’s mobile enterprise customers can securely expedite the configuration for thousands of devices from days or hours to just minutes.

For Samsung mobile enterprise customers, the acquisition of Tachyon will provide the turnkey automation that is essential to expedite project timelines, reduce both total cost of ownership (TCO) and risk and maintain quality control. Tachyon will complement the Knox Customization solution by building upon its current device configuration and customization capabilities, thereby reinforcing the ability to tailor Samsung Android devices for special-purpose use. Tachyon is proven to eliminate vulnerabilities associated with manual or partially automated kitting and provisioning.

"Tachyon is a game changer for organizations with large or complex mobile deployments," said Jongshin Kim, Vice President of Global Mobile B2B team at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung is expected to officially relaunch Tachyon as part of the Knox portfolio after integrating it with the Knox security platform."

The benefits of Tachyon for Samsung enterprise mobile customers include:

  • Greater speed
  • Greater accuracy and security
  • Reduced cost and risk
  • Full customization
  • Seamless user experience
  • Infrastructure flexibility

Prior to the acquisition, Tachyon’s users included Federal Law Enforcement, the Department of Defense (DoD), hospital systems and vehicle fleets in the US and Europe.

"Kaprica has worked with Samsung as a valued partner since Tachyon’s inception," said Doug Britton, CEO of Kaprica Security. "The acquisition validates that our team’s commitment and ability to build a product that puts the power of mobility in business users’ hands faster has succeeded." 

After the deal, Kaprica’s leadership and product development teams will focus on the company’s next generation vehicle defense product, RunSafe Security.

For more information on Kaprica Security, visit www.kaprica.com

* Compatible with Samsung smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 or higher

About Kaprica Security

Kaprica Security Inc. is an expert in mobility and security, providing hosted and on-premise solutions. Kaprica was founded in 2011 by a team of cyber security experts from Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon University, with the goals of delivering high quality cyber security services to a wide government and enterprise audience, and simultaneously developing easy to use and deploy software tools to support them. Today, clients range from DARPA, to the Department of Transportation, Lockheed, Intel and the University of Maryland. Kaprica is a Gold-Level Samsung partner and its enterprise software products include the Skorpion™, Tachyon™ and RunSafe™ lines and associated patents. Kaprica is headquartered just outside Washington, DC, in College Park, MD, with offices in Austin, TX.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

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