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ManageEngine Partners with Samsung to Provide KNOX Capability to Customers

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ManageEngine Partners with Samsung to Provide KNOX Capability to Customers

Desktop Central Manages KNOX Workspace Solution for Samsung Devices in an Enterprise

  • Provides better control and robust security for enterprise devices
  • Segregates personal and corporate data, providing complete autonomy to IT personnel
  • Download a fully-functional, 30-day trial of Desktop Central at http://ow.ly/7R4ke

London, UK. — January 13, 2015 — ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that Desktop Central now supports Samsung KNOX, a multi-layered security technology that enables a secure and productive workspace for mobile professionals. By partnering with Samsung to support KNOX, ManageEngine bolsters its desktop and mobile device management (MDM) software with advanced mobile device management capabilities that let IT personnel secure Samsung devices without invading user privacy.

Mobile device usage among employees continues to grow at a tremendous speed, driven by user-friendly trends like BYOD. Understanding this trend in enterprise mobility, Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has developed the KNOX platform to provide a comprehensive security solution for enterprise Samsung mobile devices.

“In 2013, we partnered with Samsung to support SAFE devices. Now, we’re adding KNOX capability to elevate that partnership one step further,” said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine. “This enhanced security feature helps IT teams exercise precise control over the corporate data accessed by employees. And it provides flexible mobile device management operations without compromising on data security.”

Desktop Central Offers Advanced Security Controls on KNOX Devices

Desktop Central lets IT teams centralise the management of desktop and mobile devices in a single dashboard. The software’s mobile device management features include device enrollment, profile management, asset management, applications management, security management, audit and reports, and support for the KNOX container, which separates business and personal use of a mobile device. With KNOX compatibility, Desktop Central MDM supports the following features:

  • Performs security commands for the container such as lock, unlock and reset password
  • Supports for automatic container activation on the device
  • Enforces container passcode
  • Configures corporate email in the container
  • Supports for silently adding, removing, updating and restricting apps in the container
  • Reports on granular details based on apps by devices, rooted devices and much more

Pricing and Availability

Desktop Central support for Samsung KNOX is available immediately. Prices start at $150 for 10 mobile devices annually. The Free Edition of Desktop Central manages up to 25 computers and 5 mobile devices. A free, fully functional trial version is available at  http://www.manageengine.com/products/desktop-central/download.html.

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 TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Desktop Central

Desktop Central is web-based server, desktop management and mobile device management software that helps in managing thousands of servers/desktops/mobile devices from a central location. It automates the complete desktop management and mobile device management lifecycle ranging from a simple system configuration to complex software deployment. With its network-neutral architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops/servers in any Windows networks like Active Directory, Workgroup or other directory services. For more information on ManageEngine Desktop Central, visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, many established and emerging enterprises — including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/ follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.

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