Connected to their 16th century forebears by name, uniform, and ritual, the Pontifical Swiss Guard is a Renaissance-era army first established in 1506, performing their modern, yet traditional duties with honor in the Vatican.
Given the important nature of their work, the Pontifical Swiss Guard needed devices that, when paired with a digital solution, would allow them to operate at maximum efficiency with no impact to risk.
These devices had to be rugged enough to last despite hard wear and tear, yet be fully configurable as efficient, purpose-built devices. Most importantly, preserving the privacy of Pontifical Swiss Guard communications was essential, and the devices needed to be well-equipped to handle sensitive information.
After a thorough evaluation of their needs, the Samsung Knox team determined that a combination of Galaxy Tab Active devices and Knox Suite would give the Pontifical Swiss Guard the security and flexibility to carry out their duties more effectively.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active devices are the ideal pairing for the guards, as they come with IP67 or IP68 ratings for water and dust protection. The touch screen also allows guards to operate their devices even if their gloves get wet.
Knox Suite was chosen for its seamless setup process, as well as its granular and comprehensive device management capabilities. This winning combination enabled the Pontifical Swiss Guard to easily remove potentially distracting apps on their devices, leaving only custom-built apps required for the job. As purpose-built machines, the Galaxy Tab Active devices are optimized for productivity.
Leveraging the Knox security platform, Knox Suite also ensures the Pontifical Swiss Guard can meet all their compliance and safety requirements in addition to protecting their communications.
We can honestly say that Samsung is the ideal technology partner for the Pontifical Swiss Guard as device security and productivity remain a top priority for us today and into the future.
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