What’s new in Knox 3.2
Samsung continues to evolve mobile device enterprise security and manageability with its newest Knox Platform – Knox 3.2.
This upgrade focuses on 3 key industry needs: granular device management, frictionless deployment and updates to the Knox Workspace (container).
Who does this benefit? The software developer, the IT Admin, and of course, the end user using a work enabled device - corporate-owned personally-enabled (COPE), Bring your own device (BYOD) or Company Owned/Business Only (COBO).
Use these key Knox 3.2 features to increase the security and productivity in your corporate mobile work environment.
Samsung DeX management features
Samsung DeX is a revolutionary new technology that allows users to transform their mobile devices into powerful enterprise desktops by simply connecting them into an external display (through DeX Station, DeX Pad, or HDMI adapter). This allows employees to work in desktop environment while operating under the same mobile policy management setup pushed by your MDM/EMM. For the 3.2 release, the Knox team is providing the following DeX-specific management features.
Organize home screen apps: Align and organize apps in a preferred order. This is perfect for organizations that want to set up numerous identical workstations throughout their organization.
Set custom web shortcuts: Add a custom icon on the DeX home screen to open a specific URL. This is useful for users that have to access a website frequently – for example, an internal Intranet network.
Rich Communication Services (RCS) message capture
Knox 3.2 allows IT Admins to capture RCS messages. For many industries, such as the financial services, the ability to audit sent and received messages is required by law.
Improved Device Enrollment
In Knox 3.2, device enrollment can be quickly done with a special gesture performed in the setup wizard.
Knox Mobile Enrollment provides a streamlined IMEI bulk provisioning service for enterprise devices. While this is the ideal workflow, there are cases where IMEIs cannot be registered in the system for various technical reasons. This additional feature allows you to enroll these devices easily.
App permission monitor (APM) updates
The following updates have been added to the App Permission Monitor service:
- Updated data collection – Collect location info, foreground + background app info and statistics on data that may have leaked via hidden background permissions.
- UX improvements – New button shortcut to turn off APM monitoring per app.
- More B2B policies – Force stop background apps.
- Device wide VPN support for DO and PO profiles – When targeting the new Knox Platform for Enterprise container, IT Admins can use a single VPN tunnel for traffic inside and outside of a container.
- Support VPN app blocklist – This feature allows IT Admins to blocklist specific VPN apps if needed.
NPA, long-lived flows, data collection, net flow
- DNS requests are now attributed to the requesting app.
- New configuration options allow you to select when to sample data: beginning of flow, end of flow, or both.
- NPA now indicates if data is associated with the start or end of the flow.
- A new data point was added to identify the type of network, such as WiFi or VPN, over which a data flow occurs.
Knox Workspace updates
- Work profile icon name change – To avoid end user confusion, profiles created in Android have been renamed from "Workspace" to "Work”. This is reflected in the icon name on the device.
- GDPR compliance – Knox Workspace is updated to meet the stringent requirements of GDPR.