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Fixmo Enables Samsung Knox Devices For U.S. Department Of Defense

Mobile devices powered by the Samsung Knox platform have now been approved for use within DoD agencies when coupled with the Fixmo Sentinel solution

STERLING, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fixmo, a leading provider of mobile security and risk management solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced that its defense-grade enterprise mobility solutions will be used to enable the secure and compliant use of Samsung Knox devices within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Through a newly ratified Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) published by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), mobile devices powered by the Samsung Knox platform have now been approved for use within DoD agencies when coupled with the Fixmo Sentinel solution for device integrity verification, tamper detection and mobile device management (MDM). With the Fixmo Sentinel offering, DoD agencies can now empower their employees with the latest Samsung Galaxy devices and Android-based mobile applications while maintaining compliance with the STIG security requirements.

"Samsung Galaxy devices powered by Samsung Knox are highly secure mobile devices," said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President and Head of B2B R&D Group, Samsung Electronics. "Mobile security partners, such as Fixmo, help to ensure that Knox devices comply with DoD compliance policies."

With Fixmo Sentinel, IT organizations can go beyond traditional policy management capabilities to ensure their mobile devices and applications start, and remain, in a trusted and compliant state.

In addition to supporting an extensive set of MDM policies for securing the use of Samsung Knox devices, Fixmo provides a unique device integrity verification solution that has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency. Samsung Knox devices are the first to offer Fixmo's patented technology as an embedded solution out-of-the-box.

"We are thrilled to support the DoD's efforts to expand their use of mobile devices to deliver on operational imperatives," said Rick Segal, Founder and CEO of Fixmo. "With the new STIG in place, defense agencies can now embrace industry-leading smartphones and tablets from Samsung while using Fixmo's mobile security products to protect sensitive information and maintain policy compliance. It's a powerful combination that opens the doors for DoD agencies to truly innovate around their use of mobile devices and applications."

The announcement comes on the heels of Fixmo's recent news of its collaboration with the U.S. Air Force to provide technologies to ensure secure mobile communications and safe access to mission critical applications on a range of smartphones and tablets.

The newly approved STIG for Samsung Knox devices can be viewed online at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/. For more information on deploying Samsung Knox devices within the DoD in a safe and compliant manner, please refer to http://fixmo.com/solutions/government/STIG.

About Fixmo

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).

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