Samsung one step closer to supply devices to FBI and U.S. Navy

Samsung KNOX

Samsung has been trying to make inroads in the business and the government sector with its KNOX platform for Galaxy devices. Now Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Korean company is one step closer to achieve it as they’re “close to signing deals” with two United States government agencies.

According to them, Samsung could supply their devices with KNOX solution to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Navy. The order with FBI is said to be a large one compared to the one from the Navy.

These deals, if go through, will be the first ones for Samsung after getting a stamp of approval from the US Department of Defense earlier this year for its KNOX platform.

Samsung’s KNOX solution gives businesses and government agencies the benefit of using the same device for both work and personal use. KNOX uses Security Enhanced Android that is developed by NSA (National Security Agency) and offers security at a number of levels keeping the content on the personal and work data separate and secure.

Samsung KNOX