Knox Release Highlights - May 2020

Iwona Jusinska
May 31, 2020

We are excited to share the past month's release highlights, upcoming releases and features, and content highlights of May 2020.

Release highlights

  1. [Knox Suite] Launched successfully on April 23, 2020, to include Knox Mobile Enrollment, Knox Manage, Knox Platform for Enterprise and Knox E-FOTA. Knox Configure functionality available through Knox Manage & Knox Service Plugin over time
  2. [Knox Suite & Enterprise Edition] Enterprise Edition devices to have Knox Suite as the Software bundle early July 2020. Existing software bundle of Knox Configure & Knox E-FOTA on MDM will still be an option
  3. [Knox Manage] Samsung Knox Manage v20.4 was released on April 23, 2020; release note available here
  4. [Knox Manage] KPE Premium license will be supported for Android Enterprise Knox Service Plugin from Knox Manage v20.6; June 25
  5. [Knox Manage] Knox Manage Latest EMM agent version:
    • Android: 20.4 (2.3.1.08)
    • iOS: 20.04
  6. [Managed Service Provider] Knox Managed Service Provider Portal launched with Knox Cloud Services 1.28 release and refreshed with 1.30 update
  7. [Knox Cloud Services] Update 1.30 released on April 22, 2020 (Knox Configure, Managed Service Plugin)
    • Included in 1.29: Knox E-FOTA, Knox Deployment Program
  8. [E-FOTA Advanced] End of Sales effective 17:00 (KST) Oct. 30, 2020
  9. [E-FOTA Advanced] Client token expiration affecting clients between 1.1.0.29-1.1.0.67
  10. [Knox Premium] Final notice issued of EOS (End of Service) on June 30, 2020 for Knox Premium, the predecessor to Knox Manage

 

Upcoming releases and features

Knox Product

Version

­Description

Release Date

E-FOTA  Advanced

All

 

End of Sales Notice

  • Announced on Apr. 20, 2020, Knox E-FOTA Advanced will be EOS from 17:00 (KST) on Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

Knox Manage

20.6

KPE license support with Android Enterprise

  • KSP Premium feature
  • Secure Browser

Improved license management

  • License details (Usage per key, License info per product)
  • License upgrade to Knox Suite (from KM or KM+KPE)

iOS VPP enhancement

  • Device based license assignment

Android Enterprise COSU Validation

June 25, 2020

Knox Suite

N/A

Knox Suite license key in 3rd party EMM (KS key activation via KSP)

End of June 2020

Knox Mobile Enrollment

1.31

  • Allow IT admin to control email messaging
  • QR code display enhancements
  • QR code configuration enhancements
  • Device and device user permission enhancements
  • Additional KME country support

May 20, 2020

Knox Configure

1.31

Un-assign device action added to Devices screen

KDP enhancements:
  • Enterprise Edition (EE) device count now available at SamsungKnox.com
  • Add SoldToCode (STC) option in KDP portal

May 20, 2020

Knox Platform for Enterprise

3.5

3.6

3.6.1

  • Android 10 release for S20 device
  • Next Note flagship
  • Android 11 (R) release

Feb. 01, 2020

Q3 2020

Q4 2020

Knox Service Plugin

1.1.92

Unchanged

  • Push-To-Talk key configuration
  • Language usage configuration
  • Numeric font size setting
  • APN settings enhancement
  • Device settings eg. Hide WiFi
  • USB connection type setting
  • Clipboard data restrictions
  • Password visibility control

May 2020

Knox E-FOTA One

1.31

  • Support for Microsoft Intune
  • Firmware management for AT&T and Verizon Wireless users
  • Firmware sync notification
  • Enhancements to the firmware list
  • Enhancements to the dashboard
  • Activity log 
  • Support for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Knox E-FOTA client installation through Knox Service Plugin
  • Enhancement to the Knox E-FOTA One card in the SamsungKnox.com dashboard

May 20, 2020

Knox Managed Service Provider Portal

1.31

  • Unchanged

May 20, 2020

 

Content highlights

 

[Knox Manage/KS]

Knox Manage Remote Support Tool: Helping provide business continuity and effective bedside support during the COVID-19 pandemic

[HW]

IP68 and MILSPEC: How they protect your smartphone investments

[DeX]

Introducing a special online event, Samsung Together

[Knox Validated Program]

Introducing the Knox Validated program for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Solutions!

 

 

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